1. About the role

As an ESU Oracy Trainer or Mentor you'll have the opportunity to deliver debating and public speaking workshops in schools; support participants during ESU residential programmes, as well as travel and deliver workshops around the world. You will also have the opportunity to judge ESU competitions (some on a voluntary basis). 

As an Oracy Trainer and Mentor you will support the delivery of:
  • Teaching programmes such as Discover Debating (£30 for a one-hour session)
  • Full day and half day workshops, such as Discover Your Voice (£85 for a full-day workshop and £65 for a half-day plus expenses)
  • Competitions, such as Schools' Mace (£40 for a heat)
  • Week-long projects such as Debate Academy, our residential summer school (up to £550 plus expenses)
What do we expect from our Oracy Trainers and Mentors?

Essential criteria
  1. Experience of teaching or coaching young people of any age group
  2. Good level of oracy and experience with activities that develop these skills; i.e. debating, public speaking and/or performance
  3. A passion for education, social mobility and/or developing young people's oracy skills
  4. Over 18 years of age and have the right to work in the UK/EA
  5. Commitment to work for the ESU for the academic year 2019/20 
  6. Able to deliver workshops in schools during term time and typical office hours
  7. Able to attend the training days on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th June 
  8. Be based in England or Wales for the 2019/20 academic year 
  9. Have access to a vehicle or willing to travel by public transport
Desirable criteria
  1. Experience of teaching or coaching debating, public speaking or oracy skills
  2. Experience working, volunteering or participating in ESU programmes and/or competitions
  3. Knowledge of the UK education system
How will we support you?
  • Ongoing professional development and support managed by an assigned regional ambassador
  • We cover the cost of a Child Protection Level 2 qualification and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure 
  • You will work within a large network of highly-trained educators that supports peer-to-peer learning, with multiple avenues for professional development
  • The opportunity for internships and paid work at ESU headquarters in Mayfair, London
How do I apply for these roles?

Please submit your application form by midnight on Sunday 31st March. We will be in touch with all applicants by Friday 5th April to confirm if they have been offered a place on our training days. 

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