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Sikh Channel Broadcasting Limited - Birmingham

£15,500 a year


National Schools Training

Office Assistant Apprenticeship

Nishkam School West London, a Sikh ethos, multi-faith school for boys and girls aged 4-19.


Sikh Welfare Research Trust

Adminstrative Support


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Community Centre Manager


Location Leicester

Posted 18 May 2016

Closes 31 May 2016

Sectors Public Sector

Contract Type Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hrs/week. Some evening and/or weekend work. F/T, Permanent

Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 (Basic) + OTE

The Manager will lead and play a key role in ensuring the management, development, expansion, identification of new opportunities and the smooth running of this vibrant Centre. This Includes overseeing a Playgroup and an activity group for young adults with learning difficulties.

Further info click apply to visit our website or email pk25@le.ac.uk.

Closing: 08/06/16

Source - http://www.fish4.co.uk/job/5083881/community-centre-manager/

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Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara


Job summary

Job ID


Posting Date



Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara




Non profit charitable organisations

Job type

Part time less than 30 hours

Years of experience

2+ years

Career level



7.20 per hour

In accordance to UK law

Application methods

General Secretary

Sedgley Street

Wolverhampton, MID WV23AJ

Email: info@gngsedgleystreet.org

Job description

Experience is necessary of Gurbani reading and Kirtan. Applicants should have complete knowledge of Gurdwara routine morning, evening and daily prayers. Knowledge of Panjabi reading and writing and, knowledge of playing Harmonium and Tabla. Contract for six months to two years

The employer has exemption under the Employment Equality Regulations with regard to religion or belief.

Source - https://jobsearch.direct.gov.uk/GetJob.aspx?JobID=21726466

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Salary Dependent upon experience

Posted 20 May 2016

Closes 20 Jun 2016

Industry Further Education, Schools, Primary teaching, Age 7-11, Newly qualified teacher, Secondary teaching, Other

Job Level Experienced (non manager)

Hours Full Time

Contract Permanent

Listing Type Job vacancy

Are you looking for a teaching position in a small Ofsted ‘outstanding’ independent school, in Essex (Fringe of London)? Due to growing student numbers, we require new members to join our successful teaching team.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic members to join our team for September. Whether you are an NQT, or an experienced teacher, we can offer you the opportunity to use your skills to develop and grow as a professional teacher in a relaxed teaching environment.

Source - https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6327504/teacher/?CMP=jan_ind

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ICT Apprenticeship


£18,000 - £22,000 a year
You will be part of the School IT Team and provide technical support to students and teaching staff. Day-to-day you will perform routine ICT tasks and contribute to the smooth running of the IT network. 

At the end of your apprenticeship you will of achieve the nationally recognised ITQ qualification, as well as valuable work experience, that will provide you with the best chance possible of being offered a full-time role within the school or any organisation requiring IT support. A newly qualified IT Technician can earn between £18,000 and £22,000 per annum. 

Below is a summary of your key roles and responsibilities; - 
  • Provide technical support and advice to students and teaching staff.
  • Perform routine ICT tasks.
  • Manage small projects.
  • Facilitate the smooth running of the network by undertaking reasonable tasks as required, including some administrative tasks.
  • Support the school’s Internet, Email and Virtual Learning Environment.
  • Support the day-to-day running of the curriculum/admin network in collaboration with the Network Manager.
  • Provide support and maintenance for network hardware and software, including classroom support.
  • Provide technical support for curriculum and school events
  • Support staff in the use of ICT equipment.
  • Report faults to the Network Manager as required.
  • Support in-house training as and when required.
  • Attend meetings as and when required.
Be aware of and comply with the policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person. 

The role will be to support the reprographics within the Academy which will be first priority 

There will be a requirement to undertake some desktop publishing to produce newsletters 

Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Willing and able to complete all learning and assessment requirements of the relevant framework.
  • Able to establish good working relationships with staff, pupil’s parents and outside agencies.

Personal qualities
  • Confident.
  • Team player.
  • Responsible.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Good time management.

Qualifications required
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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Aspire to Learn - Chadwell Heath

A brand new Sikh Faith School is looking to recruit Early Years Teaching Assistant. Even though it is a Sikh Faith School, the school is open to students from all backgrounds. 

As this is a new school, the Apprentice will need to hit the ground running. The Apprentice will work alongside qualified members of staff supporting pupils in a Year 1 and Receptionclass in their social and emotional development. 

As an Apprentice Teaching Assistant in a classroom setting, you will be carry out duties such as: 
• Supporting teachers in managing class behaviour 
• Supervising group activities 
• Carrying out administrative tasks 
• Supporting teachers in planning learning activities 
• Supporting children who need extra support to complete tasks due to additional social, learning and physical needs 

The following skills would be required: 
• The ability to build good relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers 
• A basic understanding of how children develop and learn 
• Flexibility and creativity 
• The ability to work as part of a team 
• Good reading, writing and numeracy skills 
• Patience and a sense of humour 
This is a growing school and there is a large scope of opportunity to progress 

You will be studying towards a Level 2/3 in Supporting,Teaching and Learning. 

Skills required: 
• A basic understanding of how children develop and learn 
• Good reading, writing and numeracy skills 
• Proficient in ICT 

Personal qualities: 
• Flexibility and creativity 
• Patience and a sense of humour 
• The ability to work as part of a team 
• The ability to build good relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers 

Qualifications required: 
A*-C GCSE Maths or equivalent 
A*-C GCSE English or equivalent


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Freelance Technical Production Support Specialist

Sikh Channel Broadcasting - Birmingham B6



Junior Administration Assistant

Sikh Channel Broadcasting Limited - Birmingham


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This thread is AWESOME. 

I have for a very long time been asking for an initiative to be set up for Sikhs looking for jobs. A forum that has a matrimonial section should definitely have a jobs section, that would be a great seva. 

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    • Thanks This summoned it up pretty well. I know relatives from the UK who have married back home and have now divorced having brought the girl over. I don’t want to end up in a similar situation or in an unhappy marriage for the rest of my life.  I don’t want to drag some poor girl half way round the world only for to end up in some council flat by herself stranded with no one and divorced. That would just destroy me and make me feel even worse. She has said to me on many occasions that ‘I don’t like her’. I think she has caught onto my true feelings. I am not into this marriage at all. One is the fact I feel I was emotionally blackmailed into it. So, I am just not making as a much of an effort. My main concern is for the girl. I don’t want any harm to come to her and I am trying to minimise this as much as possible. I was just thinking of owning up and saying we rushed into the whole thing. I am thinking about what would be best in the long term. In the short term bringing her over would make her family and herself happy initially. But in the long term if we broke up and separated that would crush the family even more. Who wants their daughter to end up being divorced and all alone in a foreign country with no hopes and future. At least if she is India they will have control of their daughter’s destiny and future and she will be supported. In the UK she has no one. I don’t want to be responsible for this.  
    • First of all, I did not consummate the marriage. In fact I tried my level best to avoid any intimacy whatsoever. I was not sure about the whole marriage in the first place so intimacy was the last thing on my mind. Forced marriage, emotional blackmail, making me feel guilty. There were many elements that got me to say yes. It was not as simple as someone forcing me with a gun to my head. I was told if I backed out of the marriage at the engagement stage that all hell would break lose.  They only way of getting out this marriage was to postpone it and have a proper think about it when I returned to the UK. But this option was not given to me. The decision was made in a highly pressurised situation. I was told that a lot of our relatives would never speak to us if I broke it off. Hence why it was not easy to just break it off.  I am sure everyone is aware of how Asian families can be in these situations especially when you are abroad from your comfort zone Really after the engagement there should have been a break before the wedding. Which is actually the norm nowadays. But this whole marriage was rushed from start to finish. No one had any time to think radiationally.  The engagement to the wedding all happened within a space of 4 days. The bottom line is I don’t like the girl. We have nothing in common. There is no attraction or spark for me to have that I can work on to create more of an attachment and feelings for her. The only feelings I have for her are feelings of guilt and responsibility for her as I married her. Other then that She just feels like a stranger to me. For her it is the other way around she likes me and finds me attractive. But I can see it hurts her as she knows I have no feelings like attraction towards her back. I even feel guilty for having no feelings for her. The marriage and relationship just feel toxic and wrong with both of us unhappy. My 2 options are to end it at this stage. Or bring her over give it my best shot to make the marriage work and see how it goes like some poster has said.  But I feel I will always have in the back of my mind that I got married to someone that I never really liked or knew deep down. Currently I have no feelings towards her and do not like the girl. Infact its sad to say this but I actually dislike her.  Weather my feelings will change when I bring her over I have no idea. I don’t have much experience of being in any serious relationship’s before.  So I am not sure if love and attachment can form between us further down the line or if this whole thing is a recipe for disaster all I know is it’s a pure gamble at this stage if I do this and I am not the type that likes to gamble.  
    • Thanks for your advice. I am not entirely sure that is her motive. She does not seem the type that is just out for a passport. Infact at first, she did not want the marriage in the first place. The girl herself was reluctant to do the wedding. I have now heard that her family also pressurised her to say yes. Its like we both did not want this happen. Her at the beginning and me towards the end. The girl is not all bad. She has made an effort and has been kind and polite with my parents. Which is one good thing. Its just us the couple that are not getting on. We are having arguments and its just a couple of weeks into the marriage. It does not bode well for the future. I think deep down she is a nice girl but not my type. I think being from a poor background she has a different upbringing. Without going into to many details we just don’t seem to click with each other. The main reason for our arguments is she says I am being distant and do not love or like her. The truth Is I don’t love or like her. Its difficult for me to put up this fake act all the time to make her feel happy. I can’t pretend to like or feel attracted to someone if I am not. Yeh, I am not sure how she will behave and act when she gets here. From my gut instincts I think it’s a bad idea to bring her over. At the same time, I have family honour and respect to think about. Above all I don’t want to be saddled with the guilt of abandoning the girl. I feel I should at least give it my best shot to make the marriage work at for the sake of the girls parents and family. These people at the end of the day trusted me to marry their daughter. I don’t want to throw it right back at them. It seems a cruel thing to do to just walk away. I am not sure what I can tell them. That I did not like their daughter so I am ending the marriage now. Like many have said. These types of marriages were the norm for our elder generations. But I do get your point. I have heard of many stories also of girls from back home who are just out to their passport stamped and settled in the UK. Let’s just say If I knew before that this girl was like this I would never have agreed to the marriage. But that is the price you pay when you don’t get to know the girl before the marriage. 
    • I had the exact same thoughts before I went to India. I never thought I would end up in this situation with marrying someone without talking to them first. I am actually in shock that this whole thing actually happened. It all happened so fast I did not have time to think. A lot of the families down there were ultra conservative and would not let much chat happen before the marriage anyway. I went to India completely unprepared and did not know what I was doing with the vicholas and finding the right ristas. If it was the UK we would have taken our time and done the proper research. Being over there it’s an unfamiliar situation with not knowing the local customs and the way things work. We were completely out of our comfort zone and depth. Obviously if we went back and this all again. We would learn from our mistakes. We would make sure more then anything that we spoke to the girl which I think is one of the most important things you can do. We did actually follow this protocol with every girl we saw except this one. Yes my plan was to compensate for all costs from the wedding on their side. But I have still not made up my mind on what I am going to do. I will take a note off all advice and try and come to the best decision as there is a lot at stake. Its an easy decision for me If I am just looking out for myself. But now I have to think of family issues and most importantly the girl herself. I don’t want to ruin the girl’s life, break her heart and hurt the family.
    •   Thanks  I will try and make the best decision possible for all that are involved. That might involve people being hurt to begin with but I hope in the long term it will be the best decision for everyone. Yep I dont want to be in a loveless marriage for the rest of my life.. I have always been told that no marraige is better then a marriage that is unhappy.