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Workshop Facilitator (Coding & Computing)
Do you have professional experience in coding and computing? Could you support young people with learning how to code?
Are you passionate about equipping the next generation with the skills and strategies needed to succeed?
About us: GT Scholars is a social enterprise that tackles educational inequality by giving ambitious young people the support, skills and strategies they need to achieve aspirations.
We believe that all young people are gifted and talented, regardless of their background. 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 are many organisations that offer programmes to improve the life chances of young people. However, our programmes use a unique 3:1 model which means that we’re able to sustainably use our profits to provide additional places on our programmes, to young people from low income homes.
Our mission is to empower and develop the next generation of leaders and change-makers and we’re looking for workshop facilitators that are passionate about making a difference in young people’s lives!
Responsibilities:Facilitators are responsible for designing creative and interactive workshops for our young people, and delivering these workshops with our young people. We run some of our workshops online and other workshops are held in London. All workshops are held during the school holidays and in the evening and on weekends.
The workshop facilitator role is flexible and as part of your role, you may be involved in:
- Delivering and leading short workshops or courses, on behalf of GT Scholars (Online or offline)
- Designing engaging, interactive and educational workshops and short courses for young people and ensuring that the content is targeted to suit different abilities and capabilities
- Running your own bespoke workshops, eg. workshops in coding and technology
- Managing short activities and Q&A sessions during our workshops
- Working collaboratively with other event coordinators, volunteers, ambassadors, workshop facilitators and speakers at our events
- Following the agreed timings and content for workshops and courses
Person specification: As workshop facilitator you will need to:
- Have passion, knowledge and experience in coding, computing and technology
- Have strong presentation skills
- Have strong communication skills
- 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 will take run during the day on school holiday dates, Saturdays or in the evening (5pm-8pm).
Additional information: We will need to conduct reference checks and you will need an Enhanced DBS for this role as you will be working directly with children. We can process this for you or you may submit one if this is less than 2 years old.
Rate of pay: This is a self-employed role. You must be aged 18 or above. Facilitator sessions range from 2 to 6 hours. The rate of pay typically starts from £30-40 per hour plus travel. However, if you are an experienced facilitator and you have your own bespoke workshops, please contact us to let us know your rates.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in and you have a genuine passion for supporting young people, 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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