Kalamna, meaning ‘our words’ in Arabic, connects children with their Arabic heritage and we are growing! We currently offer weekend and evening Arabic classes to 40 children and adults, as well as masterclasses for parents and teachers, and a range of social and cultural events and gatherings. We also operate a library of Arabic books and DVDs.

We are a social eenterprise set up as a Community Interest Company, and a Cambridge Social Venture at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. We are also a member of the Cambridge Research in Community Language Education (CRiCLE) Network at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, and Cambridge Bilingual Groups.

We have several positions available as detailed below.

To apply, send a CV and covering letter to hello@kalamna.org 

Administrative Assistant

We are looking for an administrative assistant to work remotely while working closely with our team in Cambridge to deliver the following tasks (in English):

Key responsibilities and duties
  • Answering website queries by email
  • Sending termly newsletters and emails to parents
  • Updating spreadsheets
  • Updating the WordPress website using Divi Visual Builder (training can be provided)
  • Any additional ad hoc tasks
Qualifications and skills

Required:

  • Excellent English language and communication skills
  • Ability to respond in a professional and timely manner to web queries (by email and through social media)
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to communicate efficiently by phone and email with other team members
  • Experience using Word/Pages and Excel/Numbers
  • Availability to work 2-5 hours a week in total, spread across the week, in order to respond to website and social media queries as and when they are received. The rest of the time will be spent working flexibly composing and sending emails, updating spreadsheets and updating the website.

Desirable:

  • Arabic language skills
  • Experience using Mailchimp and WordPress (Divi)
  • Marketing or communications experience
Payment

Successful applicant will work on a freelance basis at a rate of £10-15/hour depending on skills and experience

For more information email hello@kalamna.org

To apply, send a CV and covering letter to hello@kalamna.org

Parent and Child group leader

Kalamna runs a Stage 1 parent and child group for children aged 0-3 years. We sing, read stories and play in everyday, conversational Arabic.

The class runs at 10.15-11am on Sunday mornings during term time at St Faith’s School in Cambridge, UK.

We are looking for a group leader to lead this class.

Essential characteristics for working with Kalamna
  • Conveying a positive image of Arabic language and culture
  • Using spoken, conversational Arabic as the language of instruction
  • Engaging children and parents and managing behaviour positively
  • Making sure attendees are safe
  • Following our code of conduct and policies including safeguarding, child protection, e-safety and health & safety
Key responsibilities and duties

You will be expected to plan, prepare and deliver our Stage 1 Parent and Child class on Sunday mornings for 45min (a longer session can be negotiated, as well as additional sessions on other days). We have a structured programme to help you do this.

Qualifications and skills

Required:

  • Bilingual English and Arabic
  • Ability to work with young children and their parents, with a positive attitude to Spoken Arabic

Desirable:

  • EYFS experience or qualifications

For more information email hello@kalamna.org

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to hello@kalamna.org 

Curriculum Developer

At Kalamna we have developed an in-house curriculum developed specifically to meet the needs of our learners. We are constantly developing our curriculum and materials for teaching Arabic to children in a UK context.

We are looking for an experienced curriculum developer to help us develop our curriculum for a range of ages and language abilities.

The role is remote, part-time and flexible hours.

Key responsibilities and duties
  • An initial meeting with our existing team to review and update our current curriculum, suggesting changes and/or additional materials and activities 
  • Developing progress evaluation and assessment material
  • Working to develop further curriculum and materials for a range of ages and language abilities
Qualifications and skills

Required:

  • Excellent command of English
  • Language teaching degree or equivalent
  • Teaching experience, preferably in the UK teaching literacy or a first, second or foreign language
  • Expert knowledge of the UK EYFS and Key Stages curricula 
  • Experience in curriculum and material development

Desirable:

  • Arabic language skills

For more information email hello@kalamna.org

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to hello@kalamna.org