We're Hiring

(Page updated 1 November 2020)

 

We are seeking an enthusiastic group of people to work on a new exciting textile education platform in the heart of Bermondsey. We are launching a new online learning platform and homeworking collective as part of our Made in Bermondsey textile makerspace. We have 2 different roles available:

1. Project Coordinator - Full time and Part time

2. Sewing and Textile Teachers - Part time

 

The salary is £22-£32,000 pro rata depending on experience and hours.  

To apply for the roles, please read through the job descriptions below and complete the online application form here, or send your CV and covering letter to piarve@madeinbermondsey.co.uk.

 

About Community Opportunity and Made in Bermondsey 

We are a Southwark based charity looking to increase employment for those needing to work from home, particularly people who need to shield due to coronavirus and their families. We are led by people with disabilities and carers, so we know what works to get more people like us into employment. 

We have been a partner in the Made in Bermondsey £2m regeneration programme funded by the Mayor of London, in partnership with Southwark Council, Blue Bermondsey Business Improvement District and Big Local Works. The lead architects are Hayatsu and Assemble, who developed the Made in Bermondsey concept. As part of the programme we helped create ongoing legacy projects which celebrate the Made in Bermondsey theme and continue to benefit the community for the long term, including the Bermondsey Atelier makerspace.

We have been awarded an initial 6 months’ coronavirus emergency response funding by Power to Change, City Bridge Trust and The National Lottery Community Fund. This is for the Bermondsey Atelier to help more local people at risk of coronavirus to secure home based employment.

 

Makerspace Project Coordinator
Bermondsey Atelier - Made in Bermondsey
Up to 6 months | Temp-Perm | Flexible | Full time and Part time roles

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual, or group, to work on an exciting textile education platform in the heart of Bermondsey. We are launching a new online learning platform and homeworking collective as part of our Made in Bermondsey textile makerspace. The project coordinator will be supporting the Makerspace manager, with your duties varying from working on live projects at our makerspace to completing admin and reporting. Tasks include creating and delivering online learning materials, and recruiting local unemployed people to the pilot textile homeworking collective. This contract lasts up to six months with the option to extend. If the pilot continues successfully, applicants will be considered for further work over the longer term in line with their skills. 


We are looking for applicants with previous experience working with people, who are approachable, positive, professional, willing to encourage local people to get involved, and also able to maintain health and safety as needed; whilst being a self-starter and working well within  a team, contributing fresh ideas to develop the project. Applicants who are currently unemployed are particularly welcomed.


The role will involve assisting the Makerspace Manager and CEO with the deliverables required for the overall makerspace project. Roles include promoting the project using online and offline channels; assisting during filming; assisting with the development of the online courses. A majority of the role can be done from home, however you will be required onsite for certain deliverables. 

Key duties, tasks, and responsibilities:

  • Working with the makerspace manager to carry out plans for the makerspace and achieve social impact outcomes, particularly sustainable employment
  • Assisting in recruiting local unemployed people through referrals from partners and direct contact
  • Administration duties for the duration of the project, including tracking and reporting outcomes
  • To coordinate scheduling and use of project resources, flagging any issues. 
  • To manage local relationships and stakeholder relationships 
  • Aiding the makerspace manager to develop the longevity of the makerspace project, including fundraising
  • Assisting with building digital assets needing for the project, from social media content, upkeep of the website to managing the online shop 
  • Producing content for the website, marketing and press
  • To work with the team to identify and develop new opportunities associated with growing the makerspace 
  • Undertake other reasonable tasks as directed by the makerspace manager

Requirements
One or more of the following:

  • Administration skills 
  • Digital knowledge: Managing websites, social media, working with spreadsheets and word
  • A knowledge of filming and editing; an understanding of editing and filming
  • Previous experience or an interest in retail 
  • Previous experience or an interest in online education 
  • Building relationships 
  • Reporting and evaluation 

How to apply

Complete the application form below. Alternatively please send your CV and covering letter explaining your desired role(s) and how you meet the person specification and requirements of the post to Piarve Wetshi: piarve@madeinbermondsey.co.uk 

If you need any further information please email Piarve. 

 

<<CLICK HERE TO APPLY>>

 

 

 

Sewing and Textile Teachers
Bermondsey Atelier - Made in Bermondsey

Up to 6 months | Temp-Perm | Flexible | Full time and Part time roles

We are looking for trainers, instructors, teachers and educators to share their knowledge for our interactive pre-recorded online tutorials. Applicants must have previous experience sewing or hand crafting and will be delivering a series of tutorials which will be posted on our brand new learning platform, created to teach local people how to sew and craft. Tutorials will include sewing machine basics, to learning how to sew a full garment and small accessories. You will only be required to teach the skill of your expertise. Each session will last up to 8 hours. Applicants who are currently unemployed are particularly welcomed. This role will require you to travel onsite to our makerspace in Bermondsey.


We are looking for applicants with previous experience working with people, who are approachable, positive, professional, willing to encourage local people to get involved, and also able to maintain health and safety as needed. Applicants who are currently unemployed are particularly welcomed.


 

Key duties, tasks, and responsibilities:

  • Working with the Makerspace Manager to create a series of online tutorials which will be uploaded onto Community Opportunity’s new teaching platform 
  • Assist the makerspace manager in brainstorming and conducting the pre-recorded tutorials.
  • Filming the tutorials. Includes taking the participants through a step-by-step process on camera. 
  • Assisting the makerspace mener to evaluate any additional needs required for the success of the online tutorials. 
  • Follow all Community Opportunity policies and procedures.
  • Undertake other reasonable tasks as directed by the makerspace manager

Requirements 

  • Experience sewing or hand crafting formally or informally for one year or over  
  • Comfortable being in front of the camera 
  • Experience finishing hand made items 
  • Good with people

How to apply

Complete the application form below. Alternatively please send your CV and covering letter explaining your desired role(s) and how you meet the person specification and requirements of the post to Piarve Wetshi: piarve@madeinbermondsey.co.uk 

If you need any further information please email Piarve. 

 

<<CLICK HERE TO APPLY >>