South West London
17 days ago
Learn English at Home
It is an exciting time to join Learn English at Home as we embark on our ambitious 3-year strategic plan to further expand into Hounslow, increase our strategic partnership work and diversify our income base. Underpinning this is our focus on volunteer development across the organisation, to increase our impact and further our reach.
LEAH has been working for 36 years with ethnic minority adults, including refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, to help them overcome their isolation through the teaching of English. We support clients throughout Kingston and Richmond, and we have recently started delivering services in Hounslow.
LEAH’s vision is for an integrated society where language unlocks people’s potential to participate fully in family and community life. Our mission is to support ethnic minority adults, including refugees and migrants, to learn English, enabling them to gain confidence, access services and make informed choices for their families. In particular, we support clients who are unable to access adult education provision because of, for example, their child-care responsibilities, ill health, disabling lack of self-confidence or illiteracy in their first language.
Through our volunteers, we provide the following services at no cost to the client:
One to one English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) tuition in the client’s home.
A range of small-group classes in community settings each focused on a specific learning need of the group (e.g. literacy, communication with the school). These groups all have crèche facilities.
Social integration community visits, e.g. heritage tours of Kingston, trips to Kew Gardens, local walks and outings.
Information about local statutory and voluntary services is embedded into all our teaching.
Through language support and signposting to local statutory and voluntary services, we empower people to become active in their communities.
We are looking for a dynamic 'Treasurer and Trustee' to join us as we build on our success and make a step change in our operations. The Treasurer is the Chair of the Finance Committee and plays an essential role on the LEAH Board.
As a charity trustee you will be helping to shape and contribute to our plans and in doing so, will enable LEAH to make a lasting difference and help hundreds of people become more active in their local communities. We are currently recruiting to strengthen our succession planning and broaden our skills base. Trustees can serve for a maximum of two 2-year terms.
Deadline for applications midday Monday 25th November.
Please visit our website to find out more about the role and apply.