Charity registered in Scotland SC040094

Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people.  We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.  Our innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and help people to transform their lives.  We currently deliver services in eight regions and have ambitious plans to help more people in more places across the UK.

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Learning Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,139
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2019

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

This is an exciting time to join our team in Edinburgh as we restructure our services to meet the changing needs of people who are homeless in Edinburgh and East Lothian. In the last year we worked with over 720 individuals and provided education, training and support to over 400 of them.

We have just recently implemented a more structured case management approach and are using our bespoke Case Management System, MAPS.

In December 2019 we will again take over Southside Community Centre in Edinburgh to offer our 7th Crisis at Christmas event which will be open between 25 December and 1 January.

About the role

The Crisis Model of Change understands the key role of learning in supporting people to end their homelessness. As Learning Manager you will manage a team of learning coordinators and tutors and participate in the overall management of Crisis Skylight Edinburgh. You will be a member of the Crisis Learning Managers group which meets 4 times a year. You will be responsible for continuing the development of the learning programme and for ensuring that all SQA standards are met.

Knowledge/Skills and Experience:

About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be a TQFE qualified and experienced teacher or a CLD qualified practitioner with significant experience of delivering adult community learning, who has a passion for innovative and creative learning and encouraging individuals’ achievement in key areas.
  • Hold, or be working towards, an Internal Verification qualification at SCQF level 8.
  • Have sound knowledge of best practice and the quality standards expected for successful delivery of accredited and non-accredited activities with proven experience of teaching to vulnerable, disengaged or hard to reach adults
  • Have experience of supervising, motivating and managing staff


As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.