STEM Workshop Facilitator
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
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
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