Babel’s is hiring!

We are looking for 1 or 2 people to take on the day-to-day running of the project as our current Project Coordinator is leaving. This is a great opportunity to get involved in a small and dedicated organisation working to change the face of language teaching in London!

Hours: We have budgeted for 10 hours of work per week (at £12/hour). This could be done by one person, but we would prefer to find two people to each do 5 hours per week as a job share. This work is offered on a self-employed basis and you will need to provide proof of self-employment (eg. a letter/email from HMRC).

Start Date is flexible but the new Coordinator(s) should be in post by Monday 04/03/19 at the latest. There will be a hand-over period of up to 2 weeks after this date in which the current Coordinator will be able to offer support.

To apply please email by midday on Friday 22/02/2019. Please send your CV and tell us:

  • why you’re interested in this job
  • what you can bring to the role
  • if you’re interested in 5 or 10 hours per week.


Duties and responsibilities


  • Answering / forwarding emails
  • Communicating with Trustees about organisational decision making
  • Website & mailing list updates, some social media promotion
  • Phone calls/121 meetings with teachers


  • Organising our programme of weekly language classes
  • Registering students for classes, overseeing payments & invoices
  • Advertising for, interviewing and appointing teachers and volunteers
  • Checking invoices and paying staff
  • Organising termly staff meetings and training sessions
  • Managing shared drive of teaching resources, policies, staff handbook etc
  • Writing and promoting annual report

Budget and fundraising

  • Keeping up-to-date records of income and expenditure
  • Coordinating fundraising activities
  • Working with Trustees to ensure continuous financial viability of project
  • Researching and keeping track of potential funding opportunities


Necessary skills

  • Interest in horizontal organising and participatory education
  • Ability to self-manage time: there will be periods with greater workload (e.g. beginning and end of terms) and periods with less. Being able to plan accordingly and be flexible
  • Good communication skills
  • IT skills: we use Gmail, WordPress, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Acuity Scheduling, Stripe, DonateBox & online banking
  • Experience in grassroots campaigning / charity groups desirable but not essential


People with personal and/or family experience of migration or asylum seeking are strongly encouraged to apply.