Job Title: Lead Facilitator
Hours: Freelance contractor. Work availability changes per project and is seasonal.
Location: Multiple teams, predominantly London-based, with some work from home and other regional positions. You may be offered work that requires travel within the UK.
Fee: from £198/day or hourly equivalent, after completion of onboarding process
Reporting to: Project Leads
Contract Type: Contractor
Beyond Equality works with men and boys towards gender equality, inclusive communities, and healthier relationships.We have had deep and transformative conversations with over 50,000 men, young men and boys about their lives and how they want to make positive changes for gender equality and better communities.
We are recruiting a group of Lead Facilitators to set the bar for excellence in workshop facilitation, delivering engaging, challenging and creative workshops. Lead Facilitators will be hired and trained to deliver workshops to one or more of the following cohorts:
- Young people in schools
- School teachers
- Young people in community organisations & universities
- Adults in workplace settings
To apply to be a Lead Facilitator with Beyond Equality, please complete the following application form and send a short (1 page max) CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Next deadline - rolling evaluation of applications with invitation to interview up to deadline of 20 August
(interviews by 24 August)
The earlier you submit the earlier we will be able to evaluate your application and invite you to interview.
Paid onboarding for successful candidates:
30 August & 31 August (all staff) & 1 September (schools team)
Rolling applications after this point.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Option 1: (school aged delivery) In person schools workshops for male identifying students in London and/or the NW region of England and Leeds. This is a male-identifying (or passing) facilitator team;
- Option 2: (university and community delivery with young people) We are recruiting a mixed gender team for running university workshops in London and/or the NW region of England and Leeds. There is a remote working option available here.
- Option 3: (teacher training delivery) We are recruiting a mixed gender team for running teacher training workshops. This is a remote working option.
- Option 4: (adults in workplaces delivery) We are recruiting a mixed gender team to run a variety of workshops, focussing on allyship, preventing sexual harassment, masculinities and mental wellbeing.
Feedback on Workshops
- Standard feedback and other basic administration tasks are required after every workshop.
Our dream Lead Facilitators can think creatively about how to reach people through facilitation, and is able to create spaces for people to navigate difficult conversations.
People who have experience and skills as youth workers are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Demonstrated commitment to compassion
- Commitment to anti-oppression work including anti-racism and gender justice work
- Strong facilitation skills and the ability to create courageous spaces for individual and group reflections.
- Capable of guiding people through new and challenging ideas in creative and engaging ways
- Candidates must be willing and able to compassionately support volunteer facilitators – who they will sometimes work alongside – in their development.
- Understand the importance of putting adequate time into preparing for a workshop in advance, and who can think on their feet.
- A working knowledge of gendered socialisation & stereotypes, social norms & group dynamics, power dynamics (particularly systems of privilege/oppression including race and class oppression), and Intersectional Feminism
- Experience of facilitating group learning at a professional level (including youth work in community organisations)
- Experience of working with boys aged 10-19 (for schools work)
- Experience of working with university students (for university roles)
- This can be experience facilitating, working or volunteering.
- Experience working in anti-oppression, sexual violence prevention, masculinities or mental wellbeing
- Delivered at least 20 workshops or similar interventions
- We are currently recruiting for London, with some other opportunities available in the UK
- All onboarding is paid
- All Lead Facilitators are required to attend a one-day onboarding training course
- They will be trained & observe relevant workshops
- They will begin by co-facilitating with a more experienced facilitator
- Beyond Equality prizes a culture of reflection, iterative improvement and learning
- Lead facilitators will have access to the Beyond Equality ongoing learning and training, including weekly events, resources and learning platforms
- There are leadership development opportunities through workshop coordination and volunteer management
Compensation and Contract
Lead Facilitator pay rate is £198/day, after an onboarding and shadowing period. Higher rates are available for experienced trainers, with development opportunities available. Facilitators are paid for time spent in briefing, debriefing and any training.
Specific project requirements will be determined quarterly, with some Lead Facilitators expected to be working part-time and others as casual freelancers.
Beyond Equality values diversity and inclusion and we have worked to create an application process that is as accessible as possible, however we still recognise that there is maybe more we can do especially for applicants who are minoritised in society, have specific accessibility needs and/or experience discrimination. If this is the case we are both happy and open to discussing better ways to support your candidacy and make this application process as equitable as possible for you.
We’re open to non-conventional experience and expertise. People from communities which traditionally experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or immigration status; women; new parents; people with disabilities and LGBTQI+ people are encouraged to apply.
We are a diverse organisation and welcome everyone but it is important to note that the intersections of your identity will not increase or affect the amount of labour you are asked to do. If you wish to draw on your own lived experiences that will be both encouraged and supported but it is not nor ever will be a prerequisite of this role.