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C2C Sews Session Leader

(Northampton & Kettering)

Post:  C2C Sews Session Leader

Responsible to:   Line Manager

Responsible for:  Supporting women by leading sewing lessons, aiming to help divert them from the criminal justice system and encourage them to fulfil their potential.

Hours: Various hours 

Essential skills &


Main Activities

Additional Information

  • Sewing skills

  • Teaching experience

  • Experience of working in a confidential and safeguarding environment

  • Excellent communication and administration skills, both written and verbal

  • Be able to work with, train and encourage service users

  • Able to manage a team and own workload

  • Ensure excellent record keeping and data capture and

  • Have the ability to encourage service users, whilst being compassionate, non-judgemental, inclusive and understanding.

  • Deliver high quality support to female service users, over the age of 18 with varying support needs including a risk of offending, mental health, substance misuse history and homelessness, with the overall aim of working as part of a team to enable them to take control of their lives and take steps into stable accommodation, work or training, positive relationships and engage with a variety of additional services.

  • Plan sewing projects suitable for beginners, to increase their knowledge and be able to complete a piece of work in one session

  • Prepare the lesson, buy the materials and prepare them; maintain the equipment

  • Plan the sewing sessions, booking the rooms, arranging suitable staff and volunteer presence

  • Deliver sewing sessions for women at times suitable to them, leading the training both on line and face to face

  • Ensure appropriate support is given to women with additional needs

  • Ensure sewing standards meet those expected for the items to be sold to raise funds for C2C

  • Gather stock suitable for sale and seek opportunities for sales such as craft fairs

  • Engage suitable service users to volunteer to help with the sales, to further extend their training and work experience

  • Ensure full records of costs and expenses are maintained and maintain regular contact with the C2C CEO responsible for the budget

  • Liaise with relevant professionals, agencies and individuals on behalf of service users, as required, and especially if there are any safeguarding concerns

  • Assist the service user to engage with relevant professionals if required

  • Ensure feedback and outcomes are monitored and recorded

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant policies and practices of the organisation and that all necessary records and paperwork are complete and up-to-date

  • Provide cover for services as appropriate and requested by Manager 

This post is based in Kettering and Northampton, and is for various hours a week, subject to funding. Some evening & weekend work will be required and a full driving license and access to transport is desirable

  • An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate for this role.

  • This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

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