Schools Facilitators

Type of post: Freelance

Hours: Sessional, between 8am – 4pm subject to request of educational setting.

Salary: Amount of sessions vary, up to £150 for a full school days’ worth of sessions +
reasonable travel expenses reimbursed.

Start date: Must be available for compulsory training dates (1st, 8th, 15thSeptember 2018).
Work in schools to begin in October 2018

Location: FORWARD offices (Suite 4.7 Chandelier Building; 8 Scrubs Lane; London NW10
6RB) and school locations in Greater London

Reporting to: Youth Programme Officer

FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development) is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women.

We are a leading African diaspora women’s campaign and support organisation. We work through partnerships in the UK, Europe and Africa to transform lives, tackling discriminatory practices that affect the dignity and wellbeing of girls and women. Our focus is on female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and obstetric fistula.

FORWARD’s Youth Programme consists of school engagement and youth leadership and advocacy action. In the past three years this programme has won two national awards- the Royal Society of Public Health Award for Community Health Development and the 2015 Charity Awards prize. Since 2013, we have worked with over 35,000 young people in educational settings raising awareness about FGM signposting young people to support services.

We are committed to welcoming people from a diverse background, culture and experience. FORWARD considers being a female is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for this post under the Equality Act 2010.

Job Purpose:

Schools Facilitator will  deliver FGM and broader sexual and gender-based violence educational awareness sessions to students in primary school (year 5 – 6), secondary school (year 7-13) college, university and other settings across greater London from October 2018.

Schools facilitators will deliver FORWARD School’s lesson plan, with the objectives of:
• Raising awareness on FGM and broader GBV issues among young people.
• Building capacity of students to provide peer support to girls that may be affected by FGM.
• Encouraging young people to act as advocates in their peer groups and communities.
• Reaching girls who are at risk or have been affected by FGM and making sure they are
safeguarded and have access to support.

To apply for the post please carefully read the role description, complete the application form, equal opportunities form and send your tailored CV to [email protected] by Sunday 29th July 11:59pm.

Please note: Successful applicants are required to attend three compulsory training days- expenses and lunch will be provided. Dates for the training: 1st, 8th, 15th September 2018. If you cannot commit to these training days we will be unable to accept your application.

Group interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th August, 2018 and Thursday 9th August, 2018.

Download the Application Pack here.