STEM Workshop  Facilitator

STEM Workshop Facilitator

Paid roles

Do you have experience in the world of coding or the STEM industry? Can you inspire and teach young people about coding or robotics?

About us: The GT Scholars Programme is a not-for-profit social enterprise that tackles educational inequality and improves social mobility. We aim to improve the academic attainment and career potential of young people, regardless of their background.  

More about our workshops: We run a variety of themed workshops, courses and programmes young people aged 11-18. Our coding and technology workshops are designed to introduce, inspire and excite young people about coding and technology and inform them of the career opportunities in the world of STEM.

What makes us different? There are a range of charitable organisations and social enterprises offering programmes to improve the life chances of young people. However, The GT Scholars programme has the capacity to work with all state school pupils, not just those on Free School Meals. This means that we are able to help a wide range of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and scholars do not need to be referred by their school in order to qualify for support.

Responsibilities: The ideal facilitator is someone who cares about improving the quality of STEM education and narrowing the skills gap, social mobility and bridging the skills gap by making careers in technology more accessible to young people.

The facilitator role is flexible and you will be responsible for:

  • Facilitating at our STEM & coding workshops, courses and enrichment days for young people
  • Speaking at our events for parents and young people
  • Delivering, designing and leading interactive workshops on behalf of GT Scholars where we provide resources for running any presentations
  • Working collaboratively with other workshop facilitators at our workshops and courses
  • Following the agreed timings and content for workshops and courses
  • Managing short activities and Q&A sessions during our workshops
  • Leading the panel of speakers and ensuring that speaker timings are followed
  • Collecting feedback at the start and end of workshops
  • Speaking at external events to help reach more volunteers or schools
  • Hosting our online induction days for our new volunteers

Person specification:

As workshop facilitator you will need to:

  • Have strong presentation skills
  • Have strong communication skill
  • Have passion, knowledge and experience in STEM
  • Be personable and able to confidently communicate with people from a range of backgrounds and professions.
  • Be passionate and committed to tackling educational inequality
  • Be punctual and organised

Availability: Workshops are run in the evenings (5pm-8pm) and on Saturdays (9am-5pm). Most workshops take place between September and July.

Additional information: We will need to conduct reference checks and an Enhanced DBS for this role as you will be working directly with children – you may submit one if you have a DBS check issued within the past 24 months. You will be provided with support and training for your role.

Rate of pay: This is a self-employed role. You must be aged 18 or above. Facilitator sessions takes place in London and range from 2 to 5 hours long. The rate of pay is typically £10-£15 per hour. If you have your own bespoke workshops that you would like to run, please let us know and we will discuss your rate.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in and you have a genuine passion for social mobility, educational equality and bridging the skills gap, then get in touch with us by calling 0208 8168066 or filling in the online contact form www.gtscholars.org/contact-us

School partnership manager (Part-time)

School partnership manager (Part-time)

Paid roles

Do you have excellent presentation skills? Do you have some experience of working in the education sector? Would you like to help young people reach their full potential?

About us: The GT Scholars Programme is a not-for-profit social enterprise that tackles educational inequality and improves social mobility. We aim to improve the academic attainment and career potential of young people, regardless of their background.

What do we do? We run after-school workshops, courses and a year long programme for young people aged 11-16. We’re looking for professionals partnership managers who can build positive relationships with our partner schools and run short presentations with pupils and parents.

What makes us different? There are a range of charitable organisations and social enterprises offering programmes to improve the life chances of young people. However, The GT Scholars programme has the capacity to work with all state school pupils, not just those on Free School Meals. This means that we are able to help a wide range of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and scholars do not need to be referred by their school in order to qualify for support.

Responsibilities:

School partnership managers are responsible for meeting with schools in London to discuss our existing programmes and pitch new programmes to school leaders.. The role is flexible and you will be responsible for:

  • Meeting with teachers and school leaders to promote our programmes for the year
  • Delivering presentations to parents at evening information sessions
  • Leading short assemblies with young people during the day
  • Working directly with the programme manager to schedule meetings and presentations for each term
  • Working collaboratively with workshop facilitators and/or other school partnership managers.
  • Following the agreed timings and content for meetings and presentations
  • Managing short activities and Q&A sessions during our assemblies and information sessions.

Person specification:

As a school partnership manager, you will need to:

  • Have strong presentation skills
  • Have strong communication skill
  • Have a good knowledge of the UK education system
  • Be punctual and organised
  • Be personable and able to confidently communicate with people from a range of backgrounds and professions.
  • Be passionate and committed to tackling educational inequality
  • Have your own transportation

Availability: Most school meetings will be during the day. Anytime between 8am and 3pm. School meetings and assemblies usually take place during term time between September and July. If you are also available for school presentations, this will typically take place in the evenings from 4pm to 8pm or at weekends.

Additional information: We will need to conduct reference checks and an Enhanced DBS for this role as you may be working directly with children – you may submit one if you have a DBS check issued within the past 24 months. 

Rate of pay: This is a flexible part-time self-employed role. You must be aged 18 or above. Meetings and school presentations are approximately 2 to 4 hours long. The rate of pay is typically £10-£15 per hour.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in and you have a genuine passion for social mobility and educational equality, then get in touch with us by calling 0208 8168066 or filling in the online contact form www.gtscholars.org/contact-us

Workshop Facilitator

Workshop Facilitator

Paid roles

Are you an inspiring workshop leader? Can you inspire and equip young people with the skills and strategies they need to succeed?

About us: The GT Scholars Programme is a not-for-profit social enterprise that tackles educational inequality and improves social mobility. We aim to improve the academic attainment and career potential of young people, regardless of their background.

What do we do? We run workshops, courses and a year long programme for young people aged 11-16. We’re looking for professionals who can deliver impactful workshops to build our scholar’s abilities and confidence in a range of topics.

What makes us different? There is a range of charitable organisations and social enterprises offering programmes to improve the life chances of young people. However, The GT Scholars programme has the capacity to work with all state school pupils, not just those on Free School Meals. This means that we are able to help a wide range of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and scholars do not need to be referred by their school in order to qualify for support.

Responsibilities: Facilitators are responsible for delivering our training for volunteers as well as our workshops and courses for parents and young people. We run training sessions and courses in London in the evenings and at weekends.

The facilitator role is flexible and you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering and leading short workshops on behalf of GT Scholars where we provide resources for running any presentations
  • Speaking at our events for parents and young people
  • Facilitate our workshops, courses and enrichment days for young people
  • Working collaboratively with other workshop facilitators and speakers at our events
  • Following the agreed timings and content for workshops and courses
  • Managing short activities and Q&A sessions during our workshops
  • Leading the panel of speakers and ensuring that speaker timings are followed
  • Collecting feedback at the start and end of workshops
  • Speaking at external events to help reach more volunteers or schools
  • Hosting our online induction days for our new volunteers

Person specification:

As workshop facilitator you will need to:

  • Have strong presentation skills
  • Have strong communication skill
  • Have passion, knowledge, and experience of your subject/specialism
  • Be personable and able to confidently communicate with people from a range of backgrounds and professions.
  • Be passionate and committed to tackling educational inequality
  • Must be educated to a minimum of degree level.
  • Be punctual and organised

Availability: Workshops are run in the evenings (5pm-8pm) and on Saturdays (9am-5pm). Most sessions will take place between September and July.

Additional information: We will need to conduct reference checks and an Enhanced DBS for this role as you may be working directly with children – you may submit one if you have a DBS check issued within the past 24 months. You will be provided with support and training for your role.

Rate of pay: This is a self-employed role. You must be aged 18 or above. Facilitator sessions range from 2 to 5 hours long. The rate of pay is typically £10-£15 per hour. If you have your own bespoke workshops that you would like to run, please let us know and we will discuss your rate.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in and you have a genuine passion for social mobility and educational equality, then get in touch with us by calling 0208 8168066 or filling in the online contact form www.gtscholars.org/contact-us

Event coordinators

Event coordinators

Paid roles

Do you have excellent event coordination skills? Can you remain calm under pressure and think fast on your feet? Are you excellent at time management, staying organised, delegating tasks and managing people? Then this could be an excellent role for you!

About us: The GT Scholars Programme is a not-for-profit social enterprise that tackles educational inequality and improves social mobility. We aim to improve the academic attainment and career potential of young people, regardless of their background.

What do we do? We run after-school workshops, courses and a year long programme for young people aged 11-16. We’re looking for professionals partnership managers who can build positive relationships with our partner schools and run short presentations with pupils and parents.

What makes us different? There are a range of charitable organisations and social enterprises offering programmes to improve the life chances of young people. However, The GT Scholars programme has the capacity to work with all state school pupils, not just those on Free School Meals. This means that we are able to help a wide range of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and scholars do not need to be referred by their school in order to qualify for support.

Responsibilities:

Event coordinators are responsible for managing our events in London such as parent information sessions and volunteer socials on weekday evenings and scholar events which are usually on Saturdays. They work closely with the programme manager to set up events and work collaboratively with workshop facilitators, venue owners, volunteers, parents and young people to ensure that each event is successfully executed.

This is a self-employed freelance role and you will be responsible for:

  • Setting up events and liaising with the venue owners
  • Maintaining the register, list of attendees and managing any late attendees
  • Managing the setup and clearing up of lunch, drink and refreshments
  • Ensuring that sessions start and end on time
  • Purchasing ancillary items or refreshments for events (you will be reimbursed for any expenses)
  • Delegating tasks to volunteers and any other person that may be involved in supporting you at an event
  • MC-ing and/or delivering presentations at events
  • Setting up and clearing up any merchandise, leaflets, brochures at an event
  • Managing health and safety and overall risk management at event
  • Working directly with the programme manager to check risk assessment documents and check
  • Conducting general housekeeping at the start of an event
  • Managing the overall schedule for the event, ensuring that all breaks and workshop sessions start and finish on time.

Person specification:

As an event coordinator, you will need to:

  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Have strong presentation skills
  • Have excellent communication skill
  • Be punctual and organised
  • Have some experience of managing and coordinating events
  • Be personable and able to confidently communicate with people from a range of backgrounds and professions.
  • Be passionate and committed to tackling educational inequality
  • Have your own transportation (preferred but not essential)

Availability: Most events with GT Scholars are at weekends or in the evenings. Weekend events are typically from 10am-4pm. Although you may need to be available from 9am-5pm. Weekend events are typically from 6pm-7pm. Although you may need to be available from 5pm.

Additional information: We will need to conduct reference checks and an Enhanced DBS for this role as you may be working directly with children – you may submit one if you have a DBS check issued within the past 24 months.

Rate of pay: This is a flexible part-time self-employed role. You must be aged 18 or above. Events with GT Scholars are typically 2-8 hours long. The rate of pay is typically £10-£15 per hour.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in and you have a genuine passion for social mobility and educational equality, then get in touch with us by calling 0208 8168066 or filling in the online contact form www.gtscholars.org/contact-us

In the Know – STEM activities for this summer!

In the Know – STEM activities for this summer!

What's new? Young people

The summer holidays are fast approaching and we’ve put together some STEM ideas and activities to keep your child busy and not bored over the holidays!

The Maths Marathon – Making Maths fun
This workshop from GT Scholars aims to help more young people develop a love for mathematics. Designed for children aged 11-16, the event makes maths fun, relatable and easier to understand by solving everyday problems. The Maths Marathon is on the 14th of July – find out more about bookings here.

CyberFirst
Tech-savvy teenagers can benefit from the free places available on the popular CyberFirst courses across the UK in July and August 2018. Tech employers believe there is a skills shortage in the areas of cyber security and therefore are focussed on bringing these courses to young people aged 14 – 17. As teenagers are exposed to technology daily and readily have access to it, the courses provide a fun and interesting way to learn about cyber security and possibly pursuing a career in it. Find out more how to register here.

Explore the human brain
The Hub at Wellcome collection is offering an exciting opportunity for families to learn about our brains and how we all differ in the ways we think, learn and explore. You’ll be able to explore the mind through coding, virtual reality, circuits and sound orchestras, pop-up performances, making and tinkering with immersive environments. There are free tickets for this event running from the 25th -27th of July but spaces are limited so register now!

GT Scholars offers after-school programmes that help young people to achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-18. If you would like to know more about our programmes, please contact us here.

In the Know – Summer volunteer opportunities!

In the Know – Summer volunteer opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Volunteering for a local cause or charity provides useful skills to young people, while also increasing their social responsibility and community involvement. Volunteer experience can also be used to build their CV. Here are three interesting volunteering opportunities that your child can get involved in this summer.

Reading Mentor
Westminster Libraries are looking for volunteer reading mentors from the age of 14 to help deliver their Summer Reading Challenge. This is a national reading initiative which encourages children to read for fun over the summer holidays. Volunteers will help with talking to children about the books they have been reading, encouraging them to share their views and ideas, preparing for events and promotions and assisting with administration. You will need to fill in an online application by the 19th of July and you can find out more here.

Youth Panel Member
The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill is looking for young people aged 14 to 19 who want to get their voice heard or gain experience in producing and marketing youth events. The panel meets regularly to plan exciting events and help the museum become more youth-friendly. Panel members will also work with artists and do lots of other behind-the-scenes things. You will need to apply by the 5th of July and you can find out more here.

Youth Worker
Highgate & Holloway Woodcraft Folk are looking for enthusiastic volunteers from the age of 16 to get involved in games and outdoor activities, organise arts and crafts, and facilitate interesting discussions with the children they work with. Skills that you will develop include creativity, resilience, teamwork, communication and confidence. Applications close on the 14th of July and you can find out more here.

GT Scholars offers after-school programmes that focus on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people to achieve their aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. If you would like to know more, please contact us here.

In the Know – Apprenticeships at top companies!

In the Know – Apprenticeships at top companies!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Leading social mobility charity, The Sutton Trust, reports that good quality apprenticeships offer lifetime earnings on average better than many degree courses. They also offer the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’, gain marketplace value skills and a foot on the career ladder. Here are three good quality apprenticeships for school-leavers at top companies in the country.

The EY Business Apprenticeship
EY offers apprenticeship opportunities in four areas of their business – assurance, tax, transactions and consulting. In each programme, you have the chance to drive lasting change, take advantage of new technology and help build a better working world from day one. You will also complete the CFAB qualification leading to a full qualification through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Applications for the September 2018 intake are still open and you can find out more here.

KPMG360° Apprenticeship
KPMG offers rotational apprenticeship programmes for school and college leavers. It gives ambitious, free-thinking young people the chance to work with some of the very best and brightest people in the business world. By ‘rotational’, they simply mean you get to move around different areas of the organisation, gaining invaluable insights, work experience and professional qualifications along the way. Applications for the October 2018 intake are still open and you can find out more here.

Amazon Apprenticeships
Ranging from Operations Fulfilment to Engineering & Facilities to IT, Amazon is the perfect place to start your career with a range of apprenticeship opportunities to suit different candidates with different backgrounds and career aspirations. Their apprenticeship schemes are aimed at ambitious young people who have a passion for learning new skills and who want to start their career now. Find out more about these programmes and how to apply here.

GT Scholars offers after-school programmes that focus on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people to achieve their aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. If you would like to know more, please contact us here.

In the Know – Ideas for the summer!

In the Know – Ideas for the summer!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Summertime is all about having fun, but it can also be the perfect time for your child to improve their grades, learn something new, or prepare for university during the long summer holiday. Here are three fun summer activities we have found that your child might be interested in.

Study in the USA!
Ever considered studying abroad? Fullbright Commission’s Study in the USA Seminar on the 26th of June offers a complete overview of the undergraduate admissions process as well as funding opportunities. The seminar will take place at the University of Notre Dame in London from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Registration needs to be done in advance. Find out more here.

Stemettes Hackathon
In association with Oracle, the STEMettes Hackathon is a great platform for girls between the ages of 5 and 22 to put their ideas into action and have fun with computer science. This event is free and will take place on 23rd of June from 10am to 5pm at London Connected Learning Centre. Find out more and how to register here.

Digital Photography Summer School
Ravensbourne is running a 3-day creative Photography Summer School from 9th to 11th of July. This course is free and open for young people between the ages of 14 to 18. The course will give young people the chance to explore opportunities to study photography in a higher education setting. Pictures can be done with a smartphone but digital SLR cameras will also be provided. For more information and how to enrol click here.

GT Scholars offers after-school programmes that focus on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people to achieve their aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. If you would like to know more, please contact us here.

In the Know – Work experience and CV-building resources!

In the Know – Work experience and CV-building resources!

In The Know Parents What's new?

To get into the university or career that they want, young people need to have a CV that displays well-rounded experience, resilience and the ability to balance different activities. Together with extracurricular activities, work experience is needed to build a CV like this. It is also important for young people to start joining work experience programmes early on and not wait until they turn 16. Here are three activities to help young people find work experience and build their CV.

Project Accelerate, Saturday 16th June 2018
GT Scholars is hosting an event to help young people (ages 14-18) build their CV and find work experience. Your child will learn first hand from experienced professionals that have worked in top corporations and have been on both sides of the talent selection process. Each workshop taking place on the day aims to give your child a huge amount of resources and tips to help them continue to develop their CV and find the best work experience opportunities and internships to give them a head start in their career. The event is taking place from 10am to 4pm at Goldsmiths University. Book your place here.

Prospects
Prospects is an organisation that helps guide students to a bright future with insightful information, advice and opportunities. As well as being able to search for work experience, apprenticeships, graduate jobs, internships and postgraduate courses, they provide careers advice written by specialist professional advisers, as well as a range of tailored tools such as their career planner, which matches your skills and interests with job profiles to suit you. Find out more here.

VisualCV
VisualCV helps you to create a CV that is designed to stand out and always make the right first impression. You get to choose from a variety of industry-approved templates that includes all the necessary information, create multiple profile versions for different applications, and you can track the results to let you know when your resume is viewed or downloaded. You can even edit your CV on your mobile device. Find out more here.

GT Scholars offers after-school programmes that focus on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people to achieve their aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. If you would like to know more, please contact us here.

In the Know – Exciting STEM opportunities!

In the Know – Exciting STEM opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics offer fascinating learning experiences and rewarding career opportunities. In fact, STEM jobs are expected to grow at double the rate of other occupations creating 142,000 jobs between now and 2023, according to a report published by the Social Market Foundation and EDF. Here are three exciting opportunities for young people interested in learning more about STEM.

Routes into STEM
These innovative 3-day non-residential courses are focused on helping young people in Years 9 and 10 know more about the rewarding and challenging careers Maths and Science subjects can lead to. You will also get to engage with a college, a university and a company to compare routes into STEM careers and visualise your dream career and how to make it happen. Applications are currently open and there are bursaries available. Find out more here.

She Does Biomaths Competition
To celebrate the Year of Mathematical Biology, the University of Cambridge Newnham College and Lucy Cavendish College are inviting female GCSE students and to explore some of the intriguing connections between mathematics and the biological sciences. The competition is open to girls studying at a standard age UK state school who are starting Year 11 or Year 12 in September 2018, and there are two projects that they can choose from. Applications are open now and you can find out more here.

Inspire Courses
The Engineering Development Trust offers courses for young people in Year 11 who have a passion for STEM to be inspired at a leading UK university. During the course, you will be introduced to engineering or science through project work and workshops to give you a flavour of what to expect at university, and you will get to meet engineers, scientists, researchers and professionals. There are non-residential and residential options available, with bursaries also available. Applications are still open and you can find out more here.

GT Scholars offers after-school programmes that focus on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people to achieve their aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. If you would like to know more, please contact us here.