Are you experienced at interviewing others?
Experience and good preparation might be key to getting a job – but how do you get those skills? Over the next year local charity Blackfriars Settlement will run courses to help adults and young people write personal statements and prepare for interviews. At the end of each course they would like to give each student the practical experience of taking part in a short mock interview, followed by some feedback. They are looking for volunteers to help.
Interviews can take place at Blackfriars Settlement or at your business premises, which would give the students the experience of going to a local office or business for interview.
As well as helping members of the local community become job-ready and move into employment, this is a great chance to improve your own interviewing skills and your ability to give feedback to interviewees.
Volunteers will be responsible for carrying out mock interviews with students and providing feedback to the learners. You will need to have some experience of interviewing and the interpersonal skills and sensitivity to put interviewees at ease and deliver useful and constructive feedback.
About Blackfriars Settlement
In the face of social change and economic uncertainty Blackfriars Settlement staff, community partners, volunteers and members are working hard to enhance people's lives. Blackfriars Settlement is a registered charity based in London SE1 that provides community services and support to everyone, no matter how old they are or where they come from. All of their work is guided by five aims:
- Supporting the achievement of individual aspirations
- Promoting physical and mental well-being and independence for all
- Promoting learning and development, both formal and informal
- Promoting digital inclusion
- Being a focal point in the community
If you are interested or want to find out more, please contact Katy Barker at kb [at] betterbankside.co.uk. For other opportunities to volunteer with Blackfriars Settlement see www.blackfriars-settlement.org.uk/volunteer