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Trailblazers wanted!

Trailblazer (Fearless Futures School Trainer) Role Description

Who are Fearless Futures?

Fearless Futures equips young women with tools to understand and challenge gender and interconnected inequalities and to grow powerful new leadership for transformative change. We support and train these young women to lead workshops with the same aim for groups of younger girls in their schools. Peer power!

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 a number of 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 programme in your partner school, working with 12 young women (Game-Changers) to develop their courage, 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 for between eight and thirteen weeks (depending on the type of programme), it is highly suitable for those on a freelance or flexible schedule.

Competencies and Values

Competencies
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.

Values
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 Greater London.

Please complete the application form in the link below by 8pm on 20th November.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the application, please contact sara@fearlessfutures.org

Fearless Futures Trailblazer Application Form

Assessment and Training Dates

You must be available for one of the assessment dates: 23rd or 24th November.

You must be available for all of the training dates: Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th, Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th December 2016.

The venue for assessment and training is in central London.

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

3 thoughts on “Trailblazers wanted!

  1. Hi!

    This is such a great opportunity and I am hugely motivated to be a part of it!

    I volunteer in a Nepalese school and have tutoring experience as well as a background in political philosophy including gender and feminist theory. I’m currently doing a full time UX/Design course and give workshops as part of my training however, I can’t miss the time required for the training from my course.

    Is there any chance of the training being on weekends? I’m finished on the course from late January so can be in schools during the day then as well…..!!!! Otherwise I’ll push it out to a friend who’s unemployed but has worked in think tanks…

    PLEASE DO WEEKEND TRAININGS!!!

    Iona

  2. Hi,
    I’ve just come across this opportunity. Unfortunately, I’ve missed the deadline to apply. I was wondering if you have a mailing list that you can add me to notify me of future opportunities?

    I wish you all the best for this recruitment round.

    Kind regards,

    Khadiza

    1. Hi Khadiza, thanks for your message! We will be hiring London Trailblazers within the next couple weeks! Check back on our blog in the end of June – we’d love you to apply! Team FF

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