Skills for Work Advisor with the Latin American Community

Skills for Work Advisor with the Latin American Community

Are you passionate about making the labour market fair for all? Would you like to help prevent exploitation in the workplace? Are you a Spanish and English speaker? If yes, then, this volunteer role might be for you!

When: Mondays 10am – 1pm or Wednesdays 10am – 1pm.

Where: Jack Hobbs Community Centre, Maddock Way, Brandon Estate, SE17 3NH

Since 1989, LADPP has been providing services to Spanish and Portuguese speakers, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on those with disabilities. We are a small, almost entirely volunteer-run charity, and our users are mainly from Latin America, but we also work with people from Europe and Africa. Increasingly we see the community facing barriers; language, exploitation, lack of information regarding British systems resulting in social exclusion, poverty, stress, which in the worst cases, can lead to homelessness.

What we are looking for:

  • You will be able to speak confidently in Spanish and English (Portuguese would be an advantage but is not essential). This is a must as the role involves speaking in both languages and making phone calls in English.  
  • You will be responsible, organised and have good timekeeping.
  • You will have an interest in employment rights in the UK.
  • You will be an open-minded individual with a patient and approachable manner.
  • You will have the ability to listen, communicate and engage with people of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultures and abilities with a non-judgemental approach. 

The Role

As a Skills for Work Advisor at LADPP you will:

  • Work with service users on a one-to-one drop-in basis
  • Help service users to better understand their employment rights in the UK.
  • Help service users resolve workplace issues such as not being paid, liaising with employers in a professional manner.
  • Help service users to understand their payslips and the UK income tax system.
  • Listen to service users’ needs and signpost and refer to other organisations and services where necessary.
  • Work in accordance with our policies of confidentiality and Health and Safety.

What would you gain?

We believe that volunteering is a two-way exchange of skills that should be beneficial for both parties. Volunteering with us, an initial induction, ‘on the job’ training, regular supervision and support from a named supervisor. If you volunteer with us for more than four hours, you would receive lunch and travel expenses. In addition, you will have the opportunity to attend training from external third tier organisations.

Contact details:

If you would like to apply for this role and become a part of LADPP Volunteers’ team, please contact: volunteers@ladpp.org.uk

At LADPP, we value a diverse team and welcome applications from all sections of the community.