Centre Co-ordinator for SafetyFirst.
My role is to ensure that there are enough resources at the Safety First Community Centre in order to address the needs of disadvantaged residents (the disadvantage may be around health inequalities, unemployment, poverty). This includes sitting at the computer for hours on end, attending strategic meetings and ensuring that all policies and processes are up to date and appropriate. I also co-ordinate the delivery of NVQs.
I have experience in a variety of public service and Third sector backgrounds. My role includes securing funding and contracts and the ability to maintain a good working relationship between staff, outside agencies and other networks. I have qualifications in a Certificate of Education from Huddersfield University, Literacy Specialist Level 4 NVQ Assessor, and I am a member of the Institute of Learning.
Although I take care of all the contracts and paperwork, I still occasionally get in on the sessions. I enjoy listening to a wide variety of music and reading a good book when I get the time, which is normally when I go to bed. My favourite places are the Lakes (particularly Ullswater) and Barcelona.
Business Development Manager/ Assessor
I come from a background in Administration with over 30 years experience working within an office environment. I began as a wages clerk when I first left school, moving into more general admin work over the years and eventually gained a management position. This has given me the skills required to undertake my duties at the Community Training Centre. I am responsible for the day to day running of the office and the courses running in the Centre, including the building, staff and visitors.
My qualifications include, PTTLLs Level 4, NOCN IAG Level 2 Award, A1 Assessor for Business Administration, Customer Service and Team Leader, RSA 1 & 2 Wordprocessing, Emergency Aid Certificate and a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate.
ICT Trainer/IT Support.
This job involves training adults in a range of ICT skills with numerous packages. Delivering ICT training to learners with little or no knowledge of ICT to more intermediate ICT users. Delivering training to learners both at the training centre and through Safety First's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Portal. Keeping the training centre's ICT systems, software and ICT equipment up to date.
Asad has a Level 3 PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) Award.
Asad comes from an IT technical background, having worked for a US based company Comodo CA Ltd for several years. He joined Safety First Community Training centre in 2007. he supports Safety first's ICT infrastructure as well as teach ICT.