Community liason

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Beards & Books


About the Role

You will be responsible for forging positive relationships and forming collaborative projects with organisations and schools both local to Sheffield and elsewhere in the UK. You will act as a point of contact, communicating through a variety of methods. These include email, telephone, letters, in person/online meetings or presentations. It is essential you foster an environment that encourages and supports community involvement and engagement. This will help raise awareness of Beards and Books and help us achieve our aims to improve education for disadvantaged children.

Skills You Will Need

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Confidence in public speaking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good marketing and promotional skills.
  • Organisation.
  • Commitment.

What You Will Gain

  • Expand your network of contacts.
  • Gain experience in community liaison.
  • Opportunity to enhance your CV.
  • Transferable skills.
  • Contribution to a small social enterprise that aims to improve the education of disadvantaged children and increase the visibility of BAME cultures in education.

Training and Support

  • You will be given induction training.
  • You will receive regular supervision and coaching.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

As an organisation we are dedicated to creating an inclusive workplace in which all volunteers feel accepted, appreciated, and supported. We value diversity and welcome all people to volunteer with us regardless of age, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, and socio-economic status. We will not stand for prejudice and discrimination of any kind.

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About Beards & Books


Hallam i-Labs, Sheffield, S1 2GB, GB

Mission Statement

One of Beard’s & Book’s key social aims is to increase the representation of BAME communities in education through the use of multicultural books from its vast pop-up library, as well as several services including storytime events; a mentoring; a tuition service with a high proportion of BAME tutors; producing online educational content; book subscription boxes which we sell to the public. Our endeavours seek to encourage children to gain a deeper understanding of the diverse range of cultures that make up modern-day British society, in particular the BAME community.


Beards & Books is an educational programme designed to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of children across the U.K. The organisation has expanded its curriculum over time to teach children about positive life skills with the hope of moulding students into confident, informed citizens. Currently, our curriculum covers important topics such as healthy nutrition, critical thought, and culinary skills.

Education & Literacy


Mon Nov 29, 2021 - Mon Jan 31, 2022


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.





  • Must be at least 18

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