Opportunity to join a new Social Enterprise

We are always looking to welcome new people to join our team.

If you have lived experience of mental ill-health or of caring for someone who does, you would be very welcome to apply to work with us, either on projects or in our office.

We are looking for people to undertake a wide range of project work.

You should have a good level of understanding and some experience of working in one or more of the following areas:

  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Training
  • Delivering presentations / public speaking
  • Project management

For most of our project work we provide training; usually a combination of classroom and experiential training.

To undertake any client work, you must also be able to provide a CRB or DBS which is less than 5 years old. Having something recorded will not usually prevent you from working with us.

For our office work, we are looking for people with experience in one of more of the following areas:

  • General admin
  • Office management / PA
  • Book-keeping
  • IT (software and / or hardware)
  • Windows: Word / Excel / PowerPoint

We are happy to provide training in some areas if you already have skills and experience in one or more of the above.

Our office is based in a quiet street in London SE17.

We also actively welcome people without lived experience to join our office team as volunteers.

Although EbyE (Consultants and office workers) is fairly well balanced in terms of gender, and has diversity in terms of ethnicity, we actively welcome people from BME backgrounds, as we would like our workforce to be made up of people from a wider range of BME backgrounds.

All of our workers are required to register with HMRC as self-employed, and to make an annual on-line return. This is a simple process, and we have an office worker who can help you (on a paid basis) should you wish. He can also give you general advice for free.

See http://expertsbyexperience.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/join-experts-by-experience/


The Reader Organisation’s Showcase Events, Tuesday 26th November 2013

Shared Reading with Older People 10.30am-12.30pm
Shared Reading with Young People 2.30pm-4.30pm
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9NH

The Reader Organisation, the award-winning charity and social enterprise that has pioneered the movement of shared reading, has been awarded funding by The Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and Maudsley Charity to improve health and wellbeing for people of all ages and backgrounds across Southwark and Lambeth.

 “I’ve got something to look forward to now, for the first time in years.”
Shared reading group member, Jewish Care, London

Join us at our showcase events for Older People or Young People to find out more about how you could bring the benefits of shared reading to those you work with in Southwark and Lambeth.

“I wish I could do this every day!”
J, 11

Click here for more information.

To register for either free event, please contact: bethpochin@thereader..org.uk / 0151 207 7228.

Please pass this invitation on to your colleagues or contacts who may be interested in attending.

We hope you can join us in launching what looks set to become a very successful project.

INDESIGN for beginners

Hello all.

Please find details of the next course in Indesign attached, starting in December 2013. 

Art2Print Introducing Adobe Indesign_April2013

This course is aimed at giving learners a taste of computer design with the potential to gain some experience in our social enterprise Art2Print or augment a pathway into further learning in community based adult education.   Course feedback for the courses shows that 100% of learners enjoyed the course, “fantastic – I need to carry on” and all but one learner said that the course had improved their ‘confidence to give something new a go’.

Please note that to gain a place on the Indesign course learners will need to have solid basic computer skills. These courses are funded for people with mental health problems.

Bill Stewart

Project Coordinator

Mental Health and Well-being Service Service Coordinator

Blackfriars Settlement – “Creating Opportunities”

We celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2012

1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB. Ph:020 7928 9521

Find out more about what we can do for you:


Follow us on Twitter: @BlackfriarsSett

Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/BFSface

Need a leaflet, brochure or other design? Your looking in the right place! Visit our social enterprise design studio  www.art2printstudio.co.uk

Ortus Service Assistant (Event Porter / Front of House assistant)

Maudsley Learning is a new social enterprise with the vision to support and provide world class mental health learning, which is accessible by anyone, anywhere, anytime.

We will achieve this in a number of ways one of which is through our physical space, ORTUS. ORTUS, a stunning new learning and events centre, is based conveniently in Camberwell, South London and is adjacent to the Institute of Psychiatry,

Maudsley Hospital and King’s College London. The centre features over 1500 sq. m of flexible event and learning space split over 7 levels. The ORTUS opened on 3rd June 2013.

We are recruiting for the roles of Service Assistant to deliver the smooth and efficient front of house operation of the building and its activities, including the set up of events and IT equipment. The role can be physically demanding.
Opportunities are available on a zero hour contract basis. Candidates must be available to work primarily between 07:30 and 10:00 or 16:00 and 21:00, other hours may become available.

Role Summary
1. Create the first impression of the ORTUS learning and event centre, providing a warm welcome
2. Assist with the smooth and efficient operation of the building and its activities, including the set up of events and IT equipment
3. Assist in maintaining the safe and secure environment of the ORTUS ensuring all health and safety procedures are followed and standard operating procedures are adhered to
Job Description
➢ To deliver 4/5* service standards to all visitors of the ORTUS learning and events centre, demonstrating a true passion for customer service
➢ Proactively seek ways to exceed, surprise and delight our visitors and their expectations
➢ Provide a warm, friendly and professional attitude when greeting visitors, communicating clearly and effectively with the ability to be persuasive and firmly polite as necessary
➢ Take pride in the appearance and presentation of all areas of the ORTUS
➢ Assist in the smooth and efficient operation of the ORTUS, taking a flexible and helpful approach to all tasks and requests from visitors and management
➢ To undertake any administration for specific events, e.g. meet and greet delegates, hand out delegate badges, providing directions, undertaking photocopying etc
➢ To use the venue management system to ensure an awareness of the days’ activities, ensuring that all logistics and administration for the smooth running of these activities are addressed in good time
➢ Assist in the servicing of event space, including the moving / relocating of furniture and equipment, ensuring rooms are ready for visitor use at all times
➢ To be able to responsively address and solve any basic technology queries / problems from visitors, for example, WiFi and the AV in the meeting rooms
➢ Compliant with all Health and Safety standards, ensuring safety in the workplace and compliance with all instructions relating to use and storage of equipment
➢ Reporting maintenance requirements such as light bulb, damaged fixtures / fittings to ensure prompt rectification
➢ Act decisively and intelligently in potentially difficult situations.
➢ Reporting all accident and incidents promptly
➢ Compliant with licensing obligations
➢ Adhere to company dress code
➢ Undertake any other reasonable duties as required to meet the needs of the business
Person Specification
➢ A passion and understanding of service excellence
➢ Bags of enthusiasm
➢ Strong communications skills, with a keen, positive and friendly nature
➢ Ability to maintain a sense of calm and control in difficult situations, with an intelligent understanding of human behaviour
➢ Confident in the use of technology
➢ A proactive and flexible approach
➢ Vigilant and fully aware of surroundings and occurrences
➢ Ability to work across the operating hours of the venue including evenings and weekends
➢ An interest in mental health and a believer in our vision

Apply via http://www.gumtree.com/p/jobs/service-assistant-event-porter-front-of-house-assistant/1036564125#!

Via Matthew

Introducing Adobe Photoshop 22nd May

Art2Print is a social enterprise that delivers high quality graphic design and printing services to commercial clients. Our team is made up of a professional graphic designer overseeing designers recruited from our Mental Health and Well-being Service.

Duration: 8 sessions starting 22.05.12 – 19.06.12

Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays (1.30PM – 3.30PM)

Course Description: Adobe Photoshop is a professional standard image editing, image retouching, graphic design, and typography software. It is the industry standard software used for transforming your artwork. Our course gives you direct hands on experience through the application of a creative brief. For those new to Photoshop, we will help you develop your skills and help you to build your confidence in a supportive and friendly environment, because becoming a member of our service means that you are part of our community.

Course Outline:


  Lesson Tutor Time
22.05.12 Tutor welcomes you to the course and gives a full course outline: Getting to know your work areas and Photoshop Toolbar. Know how to work with your History Palette and Navigation Shortcuts Joseph Oduntan 1.30 – 3.30
24.05.12 Review previous lesson: Getting to know your Layer basics. Working with the Text and the Selection Tool Joseph Oduntan 1.30 – 3.30
29.05.12 Review previous lesson:Getting to know your image adjustment, Image Correcting and enhancing Tools. Start working with Filters  Joseph Oduntan 1.30 – 3.30
31.05.12 Review previous lesson: Continue working with Image Enhancing and Retouching Images. Starts working with Masks and Channels 


Joseph Oduntan 1.30 – 3.30
07.06.12 Review previous lesson: Starts working with Painting and Image Retouching. Colour, Tone, and the Healing Tool. Start to understand how to Outputting your artwork and Resizing with image size and compression.
Start your Photoshop Art2Print brief
Joseph Oduntan 1.30 – 3.30
12.06.12 Review previous lesson: Continue your Photoshop Art2Print brief in image editing, image retouching. Joseph Oduntan 1.30 – 3.30
14.06.12 Review previous lesson: Continue your Photoshop Art2Print brief in image editing, image retouching. Joseph Oduntan 1.30 – 3.30
19.06.12 Review previous lesson: Finish off your Art2Print artwork. Project deadline, review and group critic.  Make an appointment with our specialist IAG Joseph Oduntan 1.30 – 3.30
You may be interested in further courses in the Art2 Print project. At the end of the course you will be offered the chance to discuss your options with our specialist Information Advice and Guidance: 

To apply for a place on this or the next course or to find out more please ring Bill or Mannie on 0207 928 9521 or e-mail us: