Job Description and Person Specification

The English-Speaking Union International Public Speaking Competition runs between the 11th and 15th May 2020 inclusive.

Coaches are required to be available for the entire week, including every evening, from 11th May, and will be required to stay at the President Hotel in Russell Square, London for 5 nights, with check out on the morning of Saturday 16 May.

Job Description:
- Be responsible for a group of young people (you will be assigned this group with another coach), escorting them to events using London’s public transport system.
- Supervising excursions and ensuring well being throughout.
- Follow safeguarding and reporting procedures and ensure these are followed by all in the competition.
- Lead public speaking training and icebreaker activities. 
- Provide participants with coaching and support prior to delivering their speeches.
- Provide support to the running of the competition: staffing registration desks, MC and timekeeping functions, putting up displays, accounting for meal choices of participants.

Person specification:
- Be over 18 and must legally have the right to work in the UK
- Have public speaking experience
- Have teaching experience
- Have supervisory experience with young people
- A commitment to safeguarding children and young people

The rate of pay for the week will be £550. All expenses during the week (accommodation, food, and London travel) will be provided for by the ESU. Travel expenses to and from the week are paid up to £100. 

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday 16th March 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Dartmouth House, London or interviewed remotely. 

Deadline for applications is Sunday 8th March 2020. 

The ESU is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All employees must sign to confirm they have read and abide by the ESU Safeguarding policy. All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment reference checks and a satisfactory Enhanced criminal records with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Equality and Diversity Monitoring form
The English-Speaking Union is committed to providing equal opportunities in our recruitment process. Completing this form is voluntary and all information you provide will remain confidential, however it will allow us to assess the diversity of our workforce and ensure equal opportunities for all ESU mentors and judges.

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