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We are hiring school facilitators (Trailblazers) in London!

Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 24th May 2018

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 highly 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 role 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 installments each week, for 8 or 13 weeks, and is drawn from the unique Fearless Futures curriculum. Trailblazers are also responsible for some administrative tasks to aid the successful running of the programme.

Where will the role be based?

There are multiple Trailblazer vacancies across London. Those applying should be aware that the schools we work with span all London boroughs, and there will be travel required.

What is the payment for this role?

This is freelance work.

  • We pay £20 per hour
  • Per workshop we pay for 1.5 hours of delivery plus 1.5 hours of preparation and critical post-workshop online reporting
  • We also pay £5 towards travel costs
  • Please note that the initial training is unpaid

There are either 8, 14 or 18 workshops per programme. If placed you will need to deliver each workshop in the programme.

Who are we looking for?

In order to complete this work, you must be available for all the training dates noted below and have a flexible freelance schedule from September 2018 – February 2019.



  • 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
  • Commitment to our impact reporting


  • 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

What is the recruitment process for this role?

24th May at 5pm Deadline for application submissions
25th May Longlisted candidates informed
7th or 8th June 25 minute Assessment Centre at Goldsmiths
11th June Shortlisted candidates informed
14th June 4 hour group facilitation activity for shortlisted candidates at Goldsmiths
20th June Successful Trailblazers appointed
2nd, 3rd and 6th July 3 days of group training – venue TBC
Mid-September onwards Trailblazing expected to begin

How do I apply?

Please text or whatsapp a short voice recording (2 minutes maximum) to 07590295129 explaining either intersectionality or privilege to a 14/15 year old. It can be recorded on a phone/laptop. Please also complete this short personal information survey. The deadline for this is 5pm, 24th May 2018.  To make 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 voice editing is at all, so please don’t spend any time editing. Rather we’re only interested in you delivering engaging and clear communication. Please use the same mobile number in the information survey as the number you send the recording from, as we do not ask for your email or name at this stage of the application. We will use your mobile number to identify you

We will be in touch with you about the success of your application by 25th May.

If you do not have a phone or laptop to create a voice recording, please do not worry. Simply contact and you can apply via our application form instead.

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

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


We recruit Trailblazers based on demand for our programmes from schools. The vast majority of our successful candidates are placed as Trailblazers in the September following training, but there is a chance that we may not be able to place everyone. We keep in touch with successfully trained Trailblazers as opportunities arise.

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