Interested in Volunteering?

As Core Arts expands so does our need for volunteers.

We currently have a highly successful volunteer program for those who share Core Arts mission and values. We welcome enthusiastic individuals who are eager to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for our members. 

  • Work directly with members, often working in a group setting or providing 1:1 support in creative activities and creative work planning
  • Motivate and assist members in their projects
  • Bring technical and practical assistance to the workshop sessions
  • Be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of work
  • Maintain a positive and supportive work environment for both members and teachers
Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, from the local community to overseas. Many are already part of the art community and some have experienced mental health issues first hand. Please note that background experience in art or a related field of interest is required.
Volunteering at Core Arts is an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in accessing our services but who may not meet our membership criteria.
Volunteers can gain work experience in a particular environment of interest, develop their own skills in tutoring, administration, teaching and reception
Volunteers may also get the chance to participate in external events, perform at gigs, exhibit artwork, and strengthen their own art skills.
Members NOTE: This option is for existing Core Arts members interested in volunteering.

Members who would like to develop existing skills and experience work like activity and training; including contributing to the running of Core Arts through the members Involvement Scheme and Core Council are encouraged to join.
Applicants interested in this option and who fit the criteria should contact:
Emily Cubitt, Enrolment Membership Manager – send Emily an email
Music (Instruments, Singing & Songwriting)
Front-of-House
Multimedia/ICT
Art (Drawing, Painting)
Ceramics
Printmaking
Textiles
Sports

See our timetable for list of courses

Current vacancies

Paid positions

Membership Locum Support Workers (Maternity Cover)

Team: Membership Team Creative Arts/ Sports
Hours: Flexible as agreed (7 hours to 35 hours p/w)
Based:  1 St Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, London   E9 6DJ
Salary: Variable according to experience £11.00 to £14.00 per hour

Summary

Core Arts are looking for Locum support workers to offer their skills and expertise to support the membership team to deliver a high quality service to our members.

Core Arts  is a Mental Health Charity based in Hackney offering a range of creative arts activities to  improve health and wellbeing to adults who experience mental health issues. We have over 800 clients at any one time using Core Arts/Core Sports services, working with up to 2000 people per annum.

The role is within the membership team that offers empowering support planning, motivational guidance, case management, creative goal setting and oversees individual development to deliver Core Arts Creative services to our members.

The ideal candidate will have excellent hands on experience in mental health support work and knowledge of the challenges this group face, and how the Creative Arts support recovery. An understanding of using person centred and motivational recovery focused ethos is essential.

The candidate will have managed a caseload of clients, worked dynamically with various staff teams, be confident in developing quick rapport with clients. Plus have strong experience of working with external partnerships, including secondary care clinicians.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Client focussed and able to energise and engage
  • Be able to manage a high volume of administration as part of the role
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced environment and likes change
  • Likes the challenge of adapting their approach to fit with the different client groups
  • Can fit in with teams and quickly adapt to a team culture and ethos
  • Have a flexible, resilient, thoughtful, therapeutic approach to working with clients with complex needs
  • Have ability to be self- motivating, work under pressure and manage time effectively prioritising different areas of work according to need
  • Must also be enthusiastic about working with arts and education in order to support clients to improve confidence and quality of life
  • You must be innovative in your approach & working practices

You will be comfortable working within a strengths and recovery framework, & will ensure that all aspects of your working practises are delivered to the highest standard are fully compliant with organisational values and contractual requirements and reflect current good practice.

If you think you’ve what it takes we would love to hear from you.

Please see attached the relevant job profiles for further information.

Closing date for applications: 12th December 2019
Interviews to be held: Core Arts 17th and 18th December 2019

How to apply

Download the full Job Description here. To apply for this vacancy please send a covering letter of why you fit the Job Description and attach your CV to mail@corearts.co.uk

Volunteer positions

Logic Music Volunteer

Fridays – one-to-one experience required
*to arrive 15mins before session and clear up after session

Key responsibilities

  • To participate, assist, and learn to facilitate music rehearsals and recording sessions in the music studio
  • To assist in the recording of music produced by members
  • To respond flexibly to each member’s needs and help them achieve their creative music potential at Core by using the resources available
  • To offer one-on-one music lessons if and when appropriate, enabling members to learn new skills and apply them in jam sessions with support
  • To learn how to facilitate and write Creative Work Plans with members (you will be trained to do this)
  • To keep the music studio and general music area tidy and free of clutter, and in doing so role model good practice for members
  • To contribute to and attend music department meetings, Core Council and de-brief meetings when at Core Arts

Skills and Ability

  • Highly skilled in playing a variety of styles in percussion instruments, preferably drums, to the standard of a professional musician (• applies to some roles only) 
  • Ability to play the guitar (• applies to some roles only) 
  • A willingness to pitch in and help when asked
  • An ability to work creatively and flexibly with vulnerable people

Hours/days

  • To volunteer a minimum of 3 hours from 11am-2pm, or until 5pm if available on Fridays each week
  • Time commitment – minimum 3 months, ideally 6 months to 1 year
  • Willing to work extra shifts when requested by staff, if available
  • Music volunteers can be paid to cover Music Tutors if they are registered as self-employed

General Duties

  • To ensure basic health and safety practices are adhered to
  • To be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of the work
  • To work within the Equal Opportunities Framework observed at Core Arts
  • To follow Core Arts Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures

Additional Benefits

  • £6 per session paid expenses (please provide receipts for travel and food).
  • Core Arts Members can be part of the Membership Exchange Programme.
  • Training and development opportunities are also available.

How to apply

Please download our application form and send it with your CV and cover letter to Giuliana Molinari at mail@corearts.co.uk expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have in relation to the abilities, responsibilities and skills required.
If you have any questions, please call 020 8510 9990.

Music Volunteer for Jam Sessions 

Wednesdays 2pm to 5pm
*to arrive 15mins before session and clear up after session

Key responsibilities

  • To participate, assist, and learn to facilitate music rehearsals and recording sessions in the music studio
  • To assist in the recording of music produced by members
  • To respond flexibly to each member’s needs and help them achieve their creative music potential at Core by using the resources available
  • To offer one-on-one music lessons if and when appropriate, enabling members to learn new skills and apply them in jam sessions with support
  • To learn how to facilitate and write Creative Work Plans with members (you will be trained to do this)
  • To keep the music studio and general music area tidy and free of clutter, and in doing so role model good practice for members
  • To contribute to and attend music department meetings, Core Council and de-brief meetings when at Core Arts

Skills and Ability

  • Highly skilled in playing a variety of styles in percussion instruments, preferably drums, to the standard of a professional musician
  • Ability to play the guitar
  • A willingness to pitch in and help when asked
  • An ability to work creatively and flexibly with vulnerable people

Hours/days

  • Time commitment – minimum 3 months, ideally 6 months to 1 year
  • Willing to work extra shifts when requested by staff, if available
  • Music volunteers can be paid to cover Music Tutors if they are registered as self-employed

General Duties

  • To ensure basic health and safety practices are adhered to
  • To be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of the work
  • To work within the Equal Opportunities Framework observed at Core Arts
  • To follow Core Arts Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures

Additional Benefits

  • £6 per session paid expenses (please provide receipts for travel and food)
  • Core Arts Members can be part of the Membership Exchange Programme
  • Training and development opportunities are also available

How to apply

Please download our application form and send it with your CV and cover letter to Giuliana Molinari at mail@corearts.co.uk expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have in relation to the abilities, responsibilities and skills required.
If you have any questions, please call 020 8510 9990.

R&B Songwriting Volunteer

Thursdays 11am to 1.30pm
*to arrive 15mins before session and clear up after session

Key responsibilities

  • To participate, assist, and learn to facilitate music rehearsals and recording sessions in the music studio
  • To assist in the recording of music produced by members
  • To respond flexibly to each member’s needs and help them achieve their creative music potential at Core by using the resources available
  • To offer one-on-one music lessons if and when appropriate, enabling members to learn new skills and apply them in jam sessions with support
  • To learn how to facilitate and write Creative Work Plans with members (you will be trained to do this)
  • To keep the music studio and general music area tidy and free of clutter, and in doing so role model good practice for members
  • To contribute to and attend music department meetings, Core Council and de-brief meetings when at Core Arts

Skills and Ability

  • Highly skilled in playing a variety of styles in percussion instruments, preferably drums, to the standard of a professional musician
  • Ability to play the guitar
  • A willingness to pitch in and help when asked
  • An ability to work creatively and flexibly with vulnerable people

Hours/days

  • Time commitment – minimum 3 months, ideally 6 months to 1 year
  • Willing to work extra shifts when requested by staff, if available
  • Music volunteers can be paid to cover Music Tutors if they are registered as self-employed

General Duties

  • To ensure basic health and safety practices are adhered to
  • To be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of the work
  • To work within the Equal Opportunities Framework observed at Core Arts
  • To follow Core Arts Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures

Additional Benefits

  • £6 per session paid expenses (please provide receipts for travel and food)
  • Core Arts Members can be part of the Membership Exchange Programme
  • Training and development opportunities are also available

How to apply

Please download our application form and send it with your CV and cover letter to Giuliana Molinari at mail@corearts.co.uk expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have in relation to the abilities, responsibilities and skills required.
If you have any questions, please call 020 8510 9990.

Volunteer Assistant to Guitar classes

Wednesdays 2pm to 5pm, assisting our Guitar Teacher
*to arrive 15mins before session and clear up after session

Key responsibilities

  • To participate, assist, and learn to facilitate music rehearsals and recording sessions in the music studio
  • To assist in the recording of music produced by members
  • To respond flexibly to each member’s needs and help them achieve their creative music potential at Core by using the resources available
  • To offer one-on-one music lessons if and when appropriate, enabling members to learn new skills and apply them in jam sessions with support
  • To learn how to facilitate and write Creative Work Plans with members (you will be trained to do this)
  • To keep the music studio and general music area tidy and free of clutter, and in doing so role model good practice for members
  • To contribute to and attend music department meetings, Core Council and de-brief meetings when at Core Arts

Skills and Ability

  • A willingness to pitch in and help when asked
  • An ability to work creatively and flexibly with vulnerable people
  • Time commitment – minimum 3 months, ideally 6 months to 1 year
  • Willing to work extra shifts when requested by staff, if available
  • Music volunteers can be paid to cover Music Tutors if they are registered as self-employed

General Duties

  • To ensure basic health and safety practices are adhered to
  • To be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of the work
  • To work within the Equal Opportunities Framework observed at Core Arts
  • To follow Core Arts Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures

Additional Benefits

  • £6 per session paid expenses (please provide receipts for travel and food)
  • Core Arts Members can be part of the Membership Exchange Programme
  • Training and development opportunities are also available

How to apply

Please download our application form and send it with your CV and cover letter to Giuliana Molinari at mail@corearts.co.uk expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have in relation to the abilities, responsibilities and skills required.
If you have any questions, please call 020 8510 9990.

LeatherCraft & Accessories Volunteer

Wednesday 1.45 pm – 4.15 pm

Key responsibilities

  • Work supporting the art tutor in their art class
  • Help with setting up and clearing up at the end of the session
  • Motivate and assist members in their projects and respond flexibly to each members needs and help them achieve success towards their creative work plans and outlined goals
  • Bring technical and practical assistance to the workshop sessions using your art expertise
  • Be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of work
  • Maintain a positive and supportive work environment for both members and teachers

Skills and Ability

  • Previous experience in teaching art sessions desirable
  • An ability to work flexibly with vulnerable adults
  • Three months commitment

General Duties

  • To ensure basic health and safety practices are adhered to
  • To work within the Equal Opportunities Framework observed at Core Arts
  • To follow Core Arts Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures

Additional Benefits

  • £6 per session paid expenses (please provide receipts for travel and food)
  • Core Arts Members can be part of the Membership Exchange Programme
  • Training and development signposting is available
  • Contribute positively to team working including attending team meetings and supervisory sessions and adhere to the policies and procedures of Core Arts
  • To attend and contribute positively to supervision sessions and reflective practice
  • To undertake any required training and updating of skills as necessary

How to apply

Please download our application form and send it with your CV and cover letter to Giuliana Molinari at mail@corearts.co.uk expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have in relation to the abilities, responsibilities and skills required.
If you have any questions, please call 020 8510 9990.

ICT Volunteer

Tuesdays 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Key responsibilities

  • Work supporting the tutor in their class
  • Help with setting up and clearing up at the end of the session
  • Motivate and assist members in their projects and respond flexibly to each members needs and help them achieve success towards their creative work plans and outlined goals
  • Bring technical and practical assistance to the workshop sessions using your ICT expertise
  • Be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of work
  • Maintain a positive and supportive work environment for both members and teachers

Skills and Ability

  • Previous experience in ICT sessions desirable
  • An ability to work flexibly with vulnerable adults
  • Three months commitment

General Duties

  • To ensure basic health and safety practices are adhered to
  • To work within the Equal Opportunities Framework observed at Core Arts
  • To follow Core Arts Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures

Additional Benefits

  • £6 per session paid expenses (please provide receipts for travel and food)
  • Core Arts Members can be part of the Membership Exchange Programme
  • Training and development signposting is available
  • Contribute positively to team working including attending team meetings and supervisory sessions and adhere to the policies and procedures of Core Arts
  • Comply with and contribute pro-actively to the Core Arts Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • To attend and contribute positively to supervision sessions and reflective practice
  • To undertake any required training and updating of skills as necessary

How to apply

Please download our application form and send it with your CV and cover letter to Giuliana Molinari at mail@corearts.co.uk expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have in relation to the abilities, responsibilities and skills required.
If you have any questions, please call 020 8510 9990.

Sports Volunteer

Volunteers needed throughout the week

Key responsibilities

  • To participate in, assist and co-deliver sports sessions of your your chosen volunteering sport
  • To help set up and pack down activities
  • To assist lead instructor in travelling with members to venues we use for our provisions
  • To offer additional support, encouragement and motivation to members
  • To respond flexibly to each member’s needs and help them achieve their physical health outcome goals outlined in their induction
  • To learn how to facilitate and write Creative Work Plans with members (you will be trained to do this)
  • To keep sports equipment/area free of clutter, and in doing so role model good practice for members
  • To contribute to and attend sport department meetings, Core Council and de-brief meetings when at Core Arts

Skills and Ability

  • High level of fitness and past experience of participation in chosen volunteering sport/physical activity
  • A willingness to pitch in and help when asked
  • An ability to work flexibly with vulnerable people

Hours/Days

  • Sports provisions operate Monday-Saturday in over 15 different disciplines
  • We ask volunteers to commit to at least one session per week, (which usually lasts 2 hours), for at least 3 months, but ideally 6 months to 1 year
  • Sports volunteers can be paid to cover Sport Tutors/Instructors if they are registered as self-employed and have the necessary NGB qualification

General Duties

  • To ensure basic health and safety practices are adhered to
  • To be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of the work (arriving at least 15 minutes before the start time of the class)
  • To work within the Equal Opportunities Framework observed at Core Arts
  • To follow Core Arts Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures

Additional Benefits

  • £6 per session paid expenses (please provide receipts for travel and/or food)
  • Core Arts Members can be part of the Membership Exchange Programme
  • Training and development opportunities are also available

How to apply

Please download our application form and send it with your CV and cover letter to Giuliana Molinari at mail@corearts.co.uk expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have in relation to the abilities, responsibilities and skills required.
If you have any questions, please call 020 8510 9990.