Learn to Earn Vacancies

 

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With its motto of ‘a hand up – not a hand out,’ Learn to Earn is a Christian ministry that has as its mission to develop people, especially unemployed people, socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually. The vision is ‘to eradicate unemployment and other legacies of injustice in South Africa and Africa. 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.

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.

Also, the holistic concept to development facilitates the complete development of the unemployed person. Our services are available to all people, irrespective of race, gender, education or religious background. 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:

Training Manager - Senior Management - based at the Khayelitsha Campus - Applications close: 30 November
Donor and Public Relationships Developer - based at our Head Office in Claremont - Applications close: 30 November
Woodwork Trainer - based at the Khayelitsha Campus - Applications close: 30 November
Basic Sewing Skills - Training Room Assistant - Fixed Term Contract (6 months). Applications close: 30 November
Talent Coordinator - based at the Project's Head Office in Harare, Khayelitsha. Applications close: 30 November

Further details on each of the vacancies can be found below
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Training Manager 
We require the services of a suitably qualified Training Manager (Head of Training) for Learn to Earn. The primary purpose of the position is to oversee the strategy and operational implementation of Learn to Earn Training Programmes (Incl. LtE campus based training; LtE Mobile Training; LtE Association training aspects; Ground UP Academy and LtE Development Enterprise Training.

They will be supported by Campus Managers, Project Managers and trainers. The Training Manager is responsible for training development, quality assurance, research and development, and partnership development of the training division within the Trust while also providing support to selected activities with the PTY. Ltd. These activities are further supported LtE Group Support Functions. The Training Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the line management of the Khayelitsha and Hermanus Campus Managers and the Ground UP Academy Trainer.

FOUNDATIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS & ATTRIBUTES
Core Competencies & Personal Qualities
• Passionate about developing the unemployed and eradicating the legacies of injustice;
• A relevant Education Qualification and 5 Years of experience at a Senior Management Level or at least 10 years of work experience with a minimum of 8 years at a Senior Management Level. Management experience in the Non-Profit Sector is advantageous;
• A sound grasp (demonstrated experience) of Training Development; Quality Assurance; Financial Administration; and Fundraising;
• Advanced Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite and experience in managing a Customer Relations Management System (CRM i.e. Salesforce);
• Strong Communication Skills (fluency in English supported by the ability to communicate in isiXhosa and/or Afrikaans would be beneficial);
• Innovative and Solutions Orientated (Problem solver);
• Ability to make things happen (self-motivated);
• Systems Orientated (well-organized);
• Futures Orientated (attention to detail and strategic thinking ability).
• Customer Focused and the ability to work inter-culturally and work within diverse cross-cultural contexts;
• Adaptable & Responsive (able to work under pressure and make things happen);

Type of Employment:
This is senior management position is a permanent, full-time position (salary grade: Senior Management). The successful candidate will be based at Learn to Earn's Ilitha Park, Khayelitsha Campus or otherwise determined by the employer based on programme delivery needs. The employee must reside in Cape Town. Own transport and a valid South African driver’s license is therefore a requirement of this job role.

How to Apply:
Send us your CV and a Cover letter introducing yourself and include a motivation for applying for this position; include two contactable professional references and one from your Pastor/Minister. Please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and also visit the website www.learntoearn.org.za before applying.

Closing Date for Application:
30th November 2017, with availability for interviews from December 2017 and availability to start in January 2018 or sooner.
NOTE: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.


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Donor and Public Relationships Developer

Objectives of the position
To develop and grow the income stream of the organisation, primarily through financial donations, in addition to pro bono services and material/goods donations.

Responsibilities attached to the position
Primary Responsibilities:
• To be responsible for maintaining the existing donor base and existing reporting structures
• Attract new funding with local and regional corporations
• Write funding proposals for corporations
• Attract donations using debit orders, bequests, payroll giving etc.
• Be involved in special events for fundraising, including but not limited to, Quiz Nights and Dinners
• Cause-related marketing opportunities and B-BBEE opportunities
• Submit the annual NPO report and contribute to the development of LtE’s annual report
• To work closely with the LtE Director in establishing additional revenue streams
• Sending of thank you letters / receipts and BEE documentation
• Generation and sending of Tax Certificates from Sales Force
• Pipeline management using Sales Force: tracking proposals sent, reviewed, accepted or declined.

Requirements: (In addition to Personal Qualities listed below)
• Minimum of three years experience working in the non-profit sector;
• Proven experience in writing funding proposals for Corporations;
• Proven ability to both plan and deliver results across a wide range of fundraising disciplines and activities, including the set up and management of the financial aspects of fundraising projects including budgets;
• Ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with funders and experience in networking with funders at a senior level;
• Ability to work to deadlines, and achieve agreed income targets;
• Highly developed written and oral communication skills;
• Ability to work as part of a team;
• Scheduling and conducting site visits and tours for present and potential supporters
• Excellent computer skills, particularly MS Office;
• Must possess a current driving licence and own vehicle, and be prepared to travel locally.
• To endorse and promote the philosophy of ministry of LtE, likewise to promote and endorse the code of conduct of LtE.

Personal Qualities:
• Is a committed Christian with a sound understanding of holistic human development from a Christian perspective
• Member/regular attendance of a local evangelical church
• Perceptive and Creative
• Ability to make things happen (self motivated)
• Detail oriented
• Good networking skills
• Well-organised and structured
• Good communicator written and verbally and comfortable with public speaking
• Knows how to communicate inter-culturally
• Calm under pressure

Type of Employment:
This is a permanent, full-time position. The successful candidate will be based at Learn to Earn's Head Office in Claremont, but will also be required to travel in and around the City of Cape Town. Own transport and a valid South African driver’s license is therefore a requirement of this job role.

How to Apply:
Send us your CV and a Cover letter introducing yourself and include a motivation for applying for this position; include two contactable professional references and one from your Pastor/Minister.Please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and also visit the website www.learntoearn.org.za before applying.

Remuneration:
To be discussed

Closing Date for Application:
30th November 2017, with availability for interviews from early December and availability to start in January 2018 or sooner.
NOTE: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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Woodwork Trainer 
We require the services of a suitably qualified Woodwork trainer to train students completing the LtE Woodwork Course (course is accredited with FPM SETA as NQF Level 2). The job includes training, course development and assisting graduates with job procurement or establishment of their own businesses as well as managing the workshop. We are looking for an energetic, caring and patient individual who loves training others, is customer service oriented coupled with a passion for development. The trainer needs to take ownership of the training programme, while looking for ways to continually improve and increase the value this programme provides to the unemployed and job creation in South Africa.

Requirements
1. Hold to LtE’s statement of faith and be an active member of an evangelical church
2. Qualifications: minimum of NTC 4, or equivalent, and recognized trade test in joinery, shop fitting or cabinet making.
3. Training experience and not just supervisory experience is important.
4. Commercial /own business experience.
5. Knowledge of the SETA environment and being an Assessor would be beneficial.
6. Good people skills.
7. Proficiency in English and some knowledge of Xhosa preferable
8. Computer literate and familiar with MS Office.
9. Attention to detail and adherence to the highest standards of safety & cleanliness
10. Ability to manage and prioritise tasks
11. Ability to work interculturally, independently and in a team environment
12. Work in Khayelitsha

General 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.
• Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s License
 
Type of Employment:
This is a permanent, full-time position. The successful candidate will be based at Learn to Earn's Campus in Khayelitsha, but will also be required to travel in and around the City of Cape Town for training and networking purposes. Own transport and a valid South African driver’s license is therefore a requirement of this job role.
 
How to Apply:
Send us your CV and a cover letter introducing yourself and include a motivation for applying for this position; include two contactable professional references and one from your Pastor/Minister. Applications can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Closing date for applications:
30th November 2017

Starting date and remuneration:
January 2018 and TBC
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Basic Sewing Skills - Training Room Assistant
We require an experienced classroom assistant with a commitment to eradicate unemployment and other legacies of injustice; to support in the implementation of our Basic Sewing Skills Programme offered at our Khayelitsha Campus (Western Cape).

If you have the following professional attributes and personal qualities we would love to hear from you!
• Minimum Grade 12.
• Passionate about developing the unemployed and eradicating the legacies of injustice;
• A basic understanding of how adults develop and learn.
• Should have attended a Basic Sewing Course with at least 2 years experience in the Sewing Industry, particularly in garment construction.
• A relevant Training Certification (Advantageous);
• Basic Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite;
• Strong Communication Skills (fluency and ability to teach in English supported by fluency in isiXhosa and/or Afrikaans would be beneficial);
• The ability to work inter-culturally and work within diverse cross-cultural contexts
• Ability to work under pressure and make things happen (self-motivated).
• Attention to detail and process orientated;
• Flexibility and creativity.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Member/regular attendance of local evangelical church.

Type of Employment: 
Fixed Term Contract – 6 months. Starting date: January 2018

How to Apply:
Send us your CV and a Cover letter introducing yourself and include a motivation for applying for this position; include two contactable professional references and one from your Pastor/Minister. Email this to Desiree Ulster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Get to know us: 
Please visit www.learntoearn.org.za for more information on our work and vision to eradicate unemployment in South Africa.

The closing date for applications will be 10 November 2017. Should you not be contacted within 90 days of the application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.
 
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Talent Coordinator 

We require a skilled Talent Coordinator with a commitment to eradicate unemployment and other legacies of injustice, to support the Talent Department of The Feel Good Project – an innovative social enterprise project aimed at equipping unemployed South Africans with practical skills and experience to secure a job and successful career in the Retail industry.

 
If you have the following professional attributes and personal qualities, we would love to hear from you!
• Passionate about developing the unemployed and eradicating the legacies of injustice;
• A proven track record in the coordination of recruitment and selection, training and development processes, and performing general HR administration;
• A relevant Human Resource Development/ Training Qualification plus at least 2 years of relevant experience;
• Advanced computer skills i.e. Microsoft Office Suite;
• Good information/ data management and report writing skills;
• Strong communicator – written and verbal, with well-developed English communication skills (knowledge of isiXhosa would be beneficial);
• Knowledge of and experience working with SETAs;
• The ability to work inter-culturally and within diverse cross-cultural contexts;
• People orientated with a coaching and mentoring worldview;
• Confidential;
• Multi-tasker who enjoys juggling several activities and working under pressure;
• Innovative and creative;
• Persuasive relationship builder;
• Attention to detail and process orientated;
• Member/ regular attendance of local evangelical church.
 
This is a permanent, full-time position. The successful candidate will be based at The Feel Good Project Head Office in Harare, Khayelitsha, but will also be required to travel in and around the City of Cape Town for training and networking purposes. Own transport and a valid South African driver’s license is therefore a requirement of this job role. 
 
How to Apply:
Please forward your CV and a Cover Letter introducing yourself and stating your motivation for applying for this position, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kindly also include 2 contactable references and one from your Pastor/ Minister. 
 
Get to know us:
Please visit www.learntoearn.org.za for more information on our work and our vision to eradicate unemployment in South Africa.
 
The closing date for applications is 30 November 2017. Should you not be contacted within 90 days of the application deadline, please consider your application 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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