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
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
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