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We Are Hiring Trailblazers in London!

Hiring Trailblazers!

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 30th October 2017

Who are Fearless Futures? Fearless Futures engages people in critical thought to understand and challenge the root causes of inequalities and grow powerful new ways of leading transformative change.

Our participative and experiential programmes develop a range of capabilities and knowledge in young women, including:

  • Courage
  • Critical thinking
  • Meta-cognition
  • Self esteem
  • Understanding of power and privilege
  • Leadership

What will the Trailblazer role (in-school facilitator) involve?

Trailblazers are responsible for engagingly and professionally delivering highly discursive and experiential school programmes for young women. This delivery takes place in 90 minute instalments each week for 8, 14 or 18 workshops depending on the programme selected by the school, and is drawn from the unique Fearless Futures curriculum. Trailblazers are also responsible for some minor administrative tasks to aid the successful running of the programme.

Where will the role be?

There are multiple Trailblazer vacancies in London. Those applying for the roles should be aware that the schools we work with span all London boroughs.

Who are we looking for?

In order to complete this work, you must be available for the training dates noted below and have a flexible/freelance schedule from January 2018 – April 2018.

  • Strong reliability and professionalism
  • The ability to create safe spaces
  • Emotional awareness and the ability to hold your own emotions in order to create positive learning spaces
  • Engagement with challenging the status quo on gender, class, race, sexuality, disability, faith and other anti-oppression issues
  • The ability to support the thinking and behaviour of young people in an engaging and educative way
  • Flexibility in facilitation and the ability to change direction when the situation/discussion requires it
  • Courage to face problems and conflicts head on
  • Creativity in the face of challenges and sometimes chaos
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to be warm and firm, and the ability to critically question to further learning
  • Equality – we are committed to advancing gender equality and supporting work on challenging 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 – delivering high impact qualities programme requires reflection on your practice as well as a real openness to feedback and improvement.

What is the recruitment process for this role?

30th October 2017 – 5pm Deadline for application submissions
2nd November 2017 Longlisted candidates informed
9th or 10th November 2017 Round 1: 15 minute delivery session per longlisted candidate (activity plan will be provided by Fearless Futures)

– venue TBC in London

11th November Shortlisted candidates informed.
14th or 15th November 2017 Round 2: One-day Assessment Centre per shortlisted candidate. This will include experience of Fearless Futures amazing, unique programme material delivered by an FF expert facilitator!

– venue TBC in London

17th November Successful candidates informed.
20th and 21st November 2017 Two days of group training for successful candidates – venue TBC in London
Early-January 2018 onwards Trailblazing expected to begin

What is the payment for this role?

This is work for those with flexible or freelance schedules.

We pay £20 per hour

  • Per workshop we pay for 1.5 hours of delivery plus 1.5 hours of preparation
  • We also pay £5 towards travel costs

There are either 8, 14 or 18 workshops per programme for those taking place in London (due to the programmes selected by schools). You will be assigned to a programme and will lead it from beginning to end.

How do I apply?

  • Video: Please send a short video or voice recording (3 minutes maximum) to explaining intersectionality or privilege to a 14/15 year old. You can create a video by simply talking directly into a smart phone’s video, for example. With a voice recording, you can use the voice recording mechanism on a smartphone and email it over. We will not be assessing how snazzy your video/voice editing is at all, so please don’t spend any time on that. Rather we’re only interested in engaging communication. You may need to use a free service like WeTransfer to send us the file depending on its size.
  • Application form: Please send the video along with completing this short personal information survey. The deadline for everything is 5pm, 30th October 2017.    
  • Because of the nature of the work, the way you communicate complex ideas out loud matters! If you are unable to access electronic devices to make a voice or video recording, please email us and we will help.

If you have any other questions regarding the role, please contact

This role is for self-identifying women. This role falls within the exemption criteria under Section 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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