Spaces To Let

With over 120 commercial premises, we’ve got a space that will suit you.

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Events Venue & Equipment Hire

The area around the Westway is world-renowned for its cultural heritage, creativity, authenticity and activism. We have a range of venues available to hire for community arts, culture activities and events.

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Filming On The Estate

The Westway Trust property estate offers an incredibly diverse range of landscapes & settings  encompassing urban, sports, dereliction and green space to name a few.

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Careers:

Adult Learning Tutor (Digital Skills)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Westway Trust as an Adult Learning Tutor - Digital Skills, starting in September 2024. Westway Trust is a community-guided organisation located in North Kensington which runs an adult learning programme of accredited and non-accredited provision across a range of subjects. We aim to enable people to progress in work, in learning and in life. Our learners come from a variety of backgrounds and have different prior experiences of learning.  The primary responsibility of the Digital Skills Tutor will be to design and deliver high quality, learner-centred teaching, and learning and assessment experiences to our employed and unemployed adult learners from Entry level to Level 1, while supporting the Adult and Community Learning Manager to achieve the Trust’s strategic objectives.   This is a sessional hours role.  The working hours will be discussed and agreed at interview stage. Key responsibilities of the role include: Teaching Plan, prepare and deliver high-quality teaching and learning sessions, workshops, and tutorials in line with the curriculum requirements and the needs of individual learners, ensuring learning objectives are met Assess learners’ abilities and identify areas for improvement, tailoring teaching and learning methods and resources accordingly Rigorously monitor and track learners’ progress, providing regular feedback and implementing strategies to address areas of weakness or underperformance Set and mark assignments, tests, and examinations, providing constructive feedback to learners to support their learning and improvement Establish and maintain a positive and inclusive learning environment, actively promoting learner participation, motivation, and confidence in professional development Maintain accurate records of learners' attendance, progress, and assessment outcomes, ensuring compliance with regulatory and internal requirements Administration To carry out and keep records of initial and diagnostic assessments, identifying areas for improvement, tailoring teaching and learning methods and resources accordingly To identify materials and equipment/resource needs to assist the provision of teaching and learning by students To develop differentiated Individual Learning Plans with students, monitor and track learners’ progress, providing regular feedback and strategically addressing areas of weakness Maintaining up to date course files and submitting accurate data on attendance and achievement within agreed deadlines Preparing groups of learners for accredited assessment (exam or portfolio) & non-accredited assessment (RARPA), marking assessments and taking part in internal moderation and/or consultation meetings with appropriate Trust staff Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Essential Practical work experience as an ICT Tutor, demonstrating hands-on knowledge and skills applicable to real-world scenarios Experience of teaching adult learners and an understanding of appropriate teaching strategies in a similar role Experience of devising course outlines and schemes of work Experience of managing mixed groups of learners Knowledge and experience of working with a variety of exam boards Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and the ability to work as part of a highly collaborative team Desirable Understanding of the RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement in non-accredited learning) system Experience of working/teaching refugees and or asylum seekers Basic understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices to impart essential knowledge to students The ability to speak a community language Qualifications: Essential Level 3 or above subject specialism qualification, such as IT User Skills,  A full teaching qualification for working in adult learning (DTLLS, PGCE or DET) To view the full job description click on 'job description' under 'Key Info' on the left hand side.  Benefits of working with us: Great location in the heart of Portobello, North Kensington Free gym membership at health club one minute walk from the office Pension scheme Life Assurance Free eye test voucher Investor in People (IiP) employer The application deadline is Sunday 14 July 2024 when applications will be reviewed and shortlisted for interview. However, we reserve the right to close the application early (an early application is strongly recommended) ...

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News:

Westway Trust Commit £450k to Transformation Grants

Westway Trust Announces Launch of Transformation Grants Programme in North Kensington Initiative aims to address systemic injustices affecting the communities of North Kensington Westway Trust, a community-based charity in North Kensington, London, is now embarking on an ambitious programme of transformational grants, addressing pressing issues around social justice in North Kensington. With grants of up to £70,000, our Transformation Grants programme which will be delivered over a period of 3-4 years aims to create a meaningful and lasting impact to communities in North Kensington, for broad-based, systemic social change.  Westway Trust has committed £450,000 over four years to build on this first tranche of funding. A thematic approach: Social Justice With a broad focus on addressing themes of social justice in North Kensington, these grants prioritise programmes that seek fairness, equity, inclusion and self-determination for communities in North Kensington. "North Kensington Youth Festival which was funded by Westway Trusts Celebrations and Events Grant." In addition to financial support, successful applicants will benefit from capacity-building activities, workshops, and one-on-one support to ensure the sustainability and impact of their projects. Eligible applicants include community groups, social enterprises, and charitable organisations with a track record of delivering programmes of social change at a similar scale. The application process is designed to be accessible and straightforward, with detailed guidelines available on the Westway Trust website. Venu Dhupa, Chief Executive of Westway Trust, stated, "Grants of this nature don’t come along very often, the Trust wants to enable organisations to make a meaningful impact on systemic challenges.  This is why we have put aside a substantial amount over a sustained period. We know how hard it is to achieve transformation so I hope that we will receive imaginative and well evidenced responses to the issues faced by the communities of North Kensington." For more information about the Transformation Grants programme please refer to westway.org/grants/transformation-grants...

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Funding & Grants:

Transformation Grants

Does your organisation have a track record of delivering social impact with aims to achieve systemic change for local communities? If so, your organisation may be eligible for a transformation grant from Westway Trust. This fund is designed to provide funding for organisations who can deliver programmes to tackle systemic injustice in our communities. Please carefully read the Guidelines for applicants prior to completing your Expression of Interest. All Expressions of Interest forms must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 17 July 2024. ...

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Events:

Lunch & Learn: Employability Through Business & Social Impact

This session will explore how building a social impact business can develop your skills and enhance your employability.

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Events:

The Great Get Together - A Cultural Celebration

Join Nova for our annual celebration of community and connection, and to celebrate cultures across Kensington.

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