Safe Spaces for Homework Club Tutor

The Ironworks

Have you retired or left teaching but would love to use your skills? Come and work as part of a team in our safe spaces providing homework assistance to the young people of Southend City.

Published On: 13/11/2023
About this opportunity from The Ironworks

We are looking for retired/ex teachers to volunteer at our Safe Space for Homework Club commencing in January.

In collaboration with
• St Albans Westcliff/ St Marks Southend CofE
• Avenue Baptist Church
• Trinity Family Centre
• South Essex College
• The Ironworks
We plan to offer ‘Safe Spaces For Homework’ for young people to access after school every night of the school week . We will be initially piloting with referred students from local senior schools, looking to extend venues and to be available to the wider public in the coming year. The pilot scheme will be commencing in January within the Milton ward, at 3.30-5.30pm.

• Avenue Baptist Church, Milton Road- Tuesday
• The Ironworks, Southend High Street- Wednesday
• Trinity Church, Argyll Road- Thursday

Project Objectives

– Provide a basic meal/ snack and drinks to young people
– Provide a safe space for students to study and socialise in
– Provide support and mentoring from South Essex College student ambassadors
– Provide a safe space with an adult to oversee the homework spaces and offer support
– Provide ‘way finding’ services in Southend for those in need
– Provide access to tuition and/ or help with studies
– Provide a space space to access support to benefit students future development and progress in life
– Provide a warm space to study


Tutor ex/retired teacher

Activity Types

Advice and information | General helping | Teaching and Training


Civic responsibility and communities | Employment, Education and Training | Young People


The Clubs will be 3.30-6.00 during the week. Multiple opportunities can be split

Find out more

For more information about The Ironworks and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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