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Fearless Futures in Birmingham! Trailblazers wanted!

Trailblazer (Fearless Futures School Trainer)

Fearless Futures runs equality and leadership programmes to support girls in school with critical thought to understand and challenge the root causes of inequalities and to develop powerful new ways of leading transformative change.

What will the role involve?

The role puts you (the Trailblazer) at the heart of our programme delivery. Once successful, you will be fully trained over three days, allowing you to take part in a fun, engaging and thought-provoking programme covering gender theory, society and self-identity as well learning the Fearless Futures curriculum. You will also have the opportunity to develop your communication, and the training will equip you with the necessary pedagogical skills to allow you to work effectively with young people.

You will lead the multi-week programme (17 weeks) in your partner school, working with 12 young women (Game-Changers) for two hours a week to develop their confidence, leadership and critical thinking abilities. You will also support them to develop and deliver workshops for younger girls (Pioneers) in their school, allowing the messages and courage to be amplified!

As this is a role that involves working in schools for two hours per week, it is highly suitable for those on a freelance or flexible schedule. This is a paid role.

Competencies and Values

Knowledge of Gender Equality/Theory/Issues – this is a must, as you will need to think outside of the box and draw on your own knowledge when discussions go off on a tangent.

Communication Skills – we need you to able to articulate ideas about tough gender issues really clearly to the girls we work with!

Flexibility – working with young people is A-MAZ-ING, but it also requires the ability to deviate or adapt your plans on the spot to react to the needs of your group.

Equality – we are committed to advancing gender equality and supporting work on intersecting inequalities – we hope you are too!

Commitment – it takes commitment to the cause and to the young women we serve to be an incredible Trailblazer.

Reflection – training practise requires reflection on your work as well as a real openness to feedback and improvement.

How to Apply

This role is for self-identifying women who are based in the Birmingham area.

Please complete the application form in the link below by 5pm on 19th July and return it to

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact

Fearless-Futures-Trailblazer-application-form-July 2016

Assessment and Training Dates

You must be available for the assessment date: Monday 25th July in Birmingham, location tbd.

You must be available for all of the training dates: Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd August.

The venue for the training is in London. Travel to and accommodation in London will be provided during the training.

This role falls within the exemption criteria under Section 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

5 thoughts on “Fearless Futures in Birmingham! Trailblazers wanted!

  1. Hi, I am interested in making a difference to women and girls in communities as this is what i have majored on as my area of expertise. Currently i am doing my MA international Relations Gender after graduating with a degree in social policy at the University of Birmingham. I would appreciate if you will get back to me with more information.

    1. Thank you so much Justice! We really appreciate your solidarity! Please share this opportunity among your networks please – deadline to apply is 5pm on 19th July! Exciting to be building the FF community in Birmingham! 🙂

  2. Hi, I would love to apply for this but am in Worcester and work some days in Gloucester so can’t afford the travelling time. I’m just wondering if any of the partner schools might be more local to me or are they all Birmingham based?

    1. Hi there! Leisa, we are currently hiring for schools in the Birmingham area alone at the moment. Nothing in the Worcester area. Thanks for your interest! FF

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