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Freelance workshop facilitator

We are looking for freelance workshop facilitators to join our Education team. This post is crucial to the delivery of our 2016-19 strategic plan, and to supporting young Londoners achieve their career ambitions. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who enjoys working at pace as part of a dynamic, results-driven team that is going places.

What is the role?
This position offers the successful candidates the opportunity to work with young people from our partner schools delivering workshop sessions for our ‘Working in the City’ and/or ‘City Careers Open House’ programmes. Working in the City involves students from years 10 to 13, and City Careers Open House involves students from year 8 to 10.

The initial contract will be for the delivery of workshop sessions in February-March 2018 (including attending training sessions), with a view to further work in the future, dependent on funding.

The Working in the City programme has been running for 14 years. It involves 24 students from years 10 to 13 visiting a corporate host on two occasions. Workshop 1 is an introduction to jobs and careers in the financial, professional and related services (FPRS) sector. Workshop 2 introduces recruitment practices and includes our popular ‘Trading Game’.

City Careers Open House is an insight visit for a class of year 8 to 10 students where they visit a corporate partner, learn about jobs in the FPRS sector and meet some of the people who work there.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for engaging and enthusiastic freelance workers with a genuine interest in helping young people reach their full potential within the world of work.

The successful candidates will meet the following person specification:

  • Have a minimum of one year’s experience working with young people in a delivery-based role.
  • Show a clear enthusiasm for working with young people.
  • Have excellent communications, public speaking and presentation skills, being able to captivate their audience while being innovative and creative in their approach.
  • Have excellent behaviour management skills with experience of dealing with a range of behaviours.
  • Have experience of working with volunteers and/or in partnership with business partners.
  • Have a real interest in social mobility and understand the barriers young people face when deciding their future careers.
  • Be confident meeting a variety of new people and presenting to new audiences.
  • Be able to build rapport and show credibility with employers and education professionals.
  • Have outstanding organisation and administration skills.
  • Have the ability to work independently.
  • Have excellent time management and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Be flexible in their approach to delivery.
  • Have a current DBS check.

Main duties:
As a freelance workshop facilitator you will be expected to:

Deliver workshops - The key duty in this role will be delivering our range of corporate and school- based workshops to groups from years 8 to 13. Each session is between 4-5 hours and at busy times our team can run up to 4 workshops a day. You will need to have a flexible approach, be happy working with new groups of young people and be calm under pressure.

Prepare for workshops – You’ll need to collect the appropriate materials and presentations before each session. You’ll also need to liaise with the team to ensure all the appropriate arrangements with schools and businesses are in place.

Completing monitoring and feedback – Ensuring feedback is completed by workshop participants, fed back to host companies and input for The Brokerage’s own records.

Commit to paid training – You will need to attend the induction training which will consist of two training sessions held in part at The Brokerage offices, and in part at workshops with our corporate partners.

Ensure best practice – We have a fantastic reputation for the delivery of our programmes and we would expect all freelance workshop facilitators to strive to ensure that each session is delivered to a high standard. We would want you to be a real part of the team, providing feedback and actively contributing to new ideas and best practice to keep the charity evolving.

Show commitment to your professional development – Full training is provided, however we would expect you to keep up to date with new developments across our sectors and within social mobility.

Maintain excellent relationships – You’ll maintain existing relationships with corporate supporters and schools, seeking to create new opportunities wherever possible.

Think creatively – A creative mind is needed to come up with new ways of expressing our message and teaching young people about FPRS and the career opportunities available.

Undertake other duties as deemed appropriate.

Delivery of workshop sessions in February and March 2018 with a view to further sessions in the future, dependant on funding.

Salary: £150 per seven hour day (pro rata for each 5 hour workshop session)

Application process:
Recruitment will be on a rolling basis as applications are received.

Please send a CV and bespoke cover letter, detailing why this role appeals to you and how you match the person specification above, to Tom Slatter ([email protected]).




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