Learn to Earn Vacancies

 

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With its motto of ‘a hand up – not a hand out,’ Learn to Earn is a skills development organisation, made up of an NPO, NPC and a PTY, which develops unemployed people, socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually, irrespective of  colour, creed, ethnicity and religion. Our vision is ‘to eradicate unemployment and other legacies of injustice in South Africa and Africa. Our basis for human-scale development is based on restorative justice. Through providing a programme that recognizes human dignity and the human right to live a meaningful life, we aim to assist individuals to regain their self-respect. We do this by empowering them to provide for themselves and for their families. We are a Christian organisation and to certain expects we require employees to be active and practicing church going Christians. Should you meet the brief we invite you to apply. 

Training interventions provided by Learn to Earn are circumstantial, practical and market related. What is innovative about Learn to Earn is the methodology and ethos behind its training interventions. The ethos of the organization is about rebuilding the self esteem, dignity, self respect and ambition of our trainees.

The holistic concept to development facilitates the complete development of the unemployed person. Our vision and mission is applied through offering skills training and job creation activities to the unemployed.
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The following vacancies are available at Learn to Earn:

Ground UP Academy: Coffee Machine Service Technical Trainer
Ground UP Barista Trainer at LtE Hermanus

Further details on each of the vacancies can be found below,
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Ground UP: Coffee Machine Service Technical Trainer

Ground UP comprises of a Barista Academy (GUA) in Cape Town and Ground UP Business (GUB) which is a social enterprise addressing issues of unemployment, creating opportunities for trained baristas while offering coffee solutions to the general public.

To compliment the growth of the artisanal coffee market and create further opportunities for employment, we are launching the Ground UP Technical Training Academy (GUT) in 2021 to address the shortage of machine servicing technicians.

Therefore, we are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Coffee Machine Service Technician Trainer to join and head up our Technical Training Academy.

Job Requirements:
• Preferably 2 years of experience as a Coffee Machine Service Technician / Trainer, with proven servicing and maintenance experience in the Commercial Coffee Machine Repair Industry, including troubleshooting, servicing and repairs, reflected in qualifications and achievements attained within the industry, or
• A candidate with comparable skills from the following industries will be considered: Electrical, Instrumentation, HVAC, automotive or motorcycle repairs, with previous experience, especially if within the coffee and training industries would be advantageous.
• Completed Barista training will be an added advantage.


Responsibilities:
• Train unemployed persons, from diverse contexts, in technical service and maintenance of various makes of commercial coffee machines and grinders using various methods (practical and theory), distinguishing between proactive and reactive maintenance, identifying the tools and parts needed for various repairs, as well as troubleshooting, setup and commissioning of machines.
• Assess the competency of students against expected standards and in accordance with outcomes for the various modules of the training course.
• Recommend new methods and procedures to enhance current and future training strategies
• Schedule and perform in-house repairs and maintenance on existing equipment in GUB & GUA
• Implement and maintain good health and safety standards
• Take responsibility for working inventory for training and in-house repairs
• Maintain good hygiene, cleanliness and equipment care

Key attributes and skills required:
• Good experience in the coffee industry and an appreciation for coffee would be beneficial.
• Develop and implement new training systems based on the vision and goals set by the organisation.
• Mechanical and technical aptitude, troubleshooting skills and attention to detail.
• Capacity to understand the variety of commercial machines and grinders
• Training and facilitation skills
• Personable, outgoing, energetic, organized, reliable and a person of integrity
• Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s License (code B minimum)
• Physically able to lift moderately weighted equipment, bend, kneel, flex and standing for extended periods of time
• Be solution orientated and have good time management skills
• Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team and independently as and when needed
• Computer literate (Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Good intercultural communication and interpersonal skills
• Sound practical experience and understanding of industrial machinery and equipment, electronics and circuitry, plumbing and water filters, tools (maintenance and handling).
Further to this, it imperative that the incumbent ascribes to the organisation’s vision, mission, principles of faith and be an active member of an evangelical church.

Learn to Earn (LtE) is a registered Christian skills development organization which seeks to develop people, especially unemployed people, socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually. As such this a team ministry and the following will also be required in addition to the above:
1. Participate, contribute and engage in weekly staff devotions and prayer meetings.
2. To participate in the employer’s Annual Staff Retreat. We go away together to do staff development and spiritual growth seminars.
3. To participate in the employer’s Annual Report Back Meetings and other organisational functions (awareness and fundraisers) which may be after hours during the week or weekends.
4. To be co-responsible for the continued development of the employer.
5. To promote the employer and obtain financial support thereof.
6. Outside of the employee’s above responsibilities the employee will be expected to do things that fall outside of the ambit of their job description, such as sweeping, cleaning, covering for and helping other staff. This is a team ministry

Should you meet the requirements and have the necessary experience and understand the job requirements and wish to apply , please do so in writing with:
1. Covering letter with details of your faith journey
2. CV (no more than 5 pages) with 3 contactable references
3. Letter from your church pastor or small group leader regarding your church membership and activity.
4. Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
5. Closing date 30 May 2020.

Should you not receive any response 90 days after this date please consider your application as unsuccessful.

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Ground UP Barista Academy: Barista Trainer - LtE Hermanus

Ground UP comprises of the Barista Academy in Cape Town and a business component Ground UP Business which is a social franchise addressing unemployment, creating opportunities for trained baristas while offering coffee solutions to the general public.

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Barista Trainer to join our training team. The successful candidate will be based at LtE in Hermanus and work in conjunction with our Head Barista trainer in Cape Town. We are looking for an energetic, caring and patient individual who is a competent trainer, customer service oriented coupled with a definite passion for coffee! The Barista Trainer needs to be able to take complete ownership of the training programme at Ground UP - Hermanus under the guidance and lead of the Head Barista Trainer based in Cape Town, while looking for ways to continually improve and increase the value that this programme provides.

Requirements:
1. Experience as a Barista Trainer with a proven Barista record that is reflected in qualifications and achievements attained within the industry. The applicant must be able to manage the following responsibilities:
• Create, maintain, & improve, as needed, all Ground Up training programs including coffee basics, barista basics & advanced training, competition training, and brewing training.
• Customised training as needed (espresso basics, signature drinks, customer service, latte art, Home Barista courses etc)
• Participate at regular specialty coffee conventions and competitions.
2. Cupping event experience and a sound understanding of roasting techniques
3. Ability to diagnose and respond to all customer enquiries regarding coffee and troubleshoot basic problems with machines (espresso and grinder) and maintenance requirements.
4. Be subject matter expert on current trends and preferably be SCASA /SCA/City & Guilds accredited.

Minimum Skills and Experience:
• Proven history of maintaining a cooperative work / training environment.
• Develop and implement new training systems based on the vision and goals set by the organisation.
• Recommend new methods and procedures to enhance current and future operating strategies
• Participate in product demonstrations as needed
• Preferable at least three (3) years’ experience in a (Barista) training environment in addition to three (3) years of experience working as an artisan barista
• Ability to efficiently plan, complete multiple tasks and projects while meeting specific timelines
• Communicate effectively and professionally at all levels both inside and outside the organisation
• Possess the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
• Personable, outgoing, energetic, organized, reliable and a person of integrity
• Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s License
• Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with a strong orientation to developing simple documents and spreadsheets to organize work
• Food prep experience would be advantageous
• Coffee shop management experience or a clear understanding and exposure to managing a shop
• Attention to detail and adherence to the highest standards of hygiene & cleanliness
• Ability to manage and prioritize tasks
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Enjoys working in a development environment that is people centred
• Must have good intercultural communication skills
• Being entrepreneurial will be advantageous
Further to this, it imperative that the incumbent ascribes to the organisation’s vision, mission, principles of faith and be an active member of an evangelical church.

Learn to Earn (LtE) is a registered Christian skills development organization which seeks to develop people, especially unemployed people, socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually. As such this a team ministry and the following will also be required in addition to the above:
1. Participate, contribute and engage in weekly staff devotions and prayer meetings.
2. To participate in the employer’s Annual Staff Retreat. We go away together to do staff development and spiritual growth seminars.
3. To participate in the employer’s Annual Report Back Meetings and other organisational functions (awareness and fundraisers) which may be after hours during the week or weekends.
4. To be co-responsible for the continued development of the employer.
5. To promote the employer and obtain financial support thereof.
6. Outside of the employee’s above responsibilities the employee will be expected to do things that fall outside of the ambit of their job description, such as sweeping, cleaning, covering for and helping other staff. This is a team ministry

Should you meet the requirements and have the necessary experience and understand the job requirements and wish to apply, please do so in writing with:
1. Covering letter with details of your faith journey
2. CV (no more than 5 pages) with 3 contactable references
3. Letter from your church pastor or small group leader regarding your church membership and activity.
4. Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
5. Closing date 30 May 2020.
Whilst every effort is made to peruse and respond to each applicant, we reserve the right to do so, therefore should you not receive any response 90 days after this date please consider your application as unsuccessful.


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The following apply to all Learn to Earn jobs:

General Requirements:
• Hold to LtE's statement of faith and be an active member of an evangelical church.
• Be in possession of a relevant qualification and relevant Certificate or Diploma (if applying for a Training position) as a facilitator.
• Have at least 5 years' experience working in training environment (if applying for a Training position)
• Working knowledge of the SETA environment.
• Excellent English communication and report writing skills.
• Good computer skills.
• Knowledge of Xhosa would be beneficial.
• Ability to work inter-culturally.

General Responsibilities:
• To participate in weekly staff devotions and prayer meetings, the staff language programme "Word-a-day", and the weekly services.
• To participate in the employer's Annual Staff Retreat. We go away for a weekend.
• To participate in the employer's Annual Report Back Meeting which is held on a Saturday.
• To be co-responsible for the continued development of the employer.
• To endorse and promote the employer's Statement of Faith, Mission Statement and Statement of Principles.
• Staff development in the field of focus will be offered from time to time. To enrol in a systematic theological educational programme would be encouraged. The possibility exists that as a staff we may do an in-house course on the theological basis for holistic ministry.
• To promote the employer and obtain financial support therefore.
• Outside of the employee's above responsibilities the employee will be expected to do things that fall outside of the ambit of their job description, such as sweeping, cleaning, covering for and helping other staff. This is a team ministry.

Work Hours:
• The current normal work hours are 08h00 to 16h30 on Monday to Thursday and 08h00 to 15h30 on a Friday
• Teatime will be from 10H30 to 11H00. Lunchtime will be taken from 13H00 to 13H30 daily.
• These hours are subject to change at the Director's discretion.
• Occasionally you may be required to attend activities outside of the above hours. This would not be considered overtime.

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