Workshop Facilitator, NCS The Challenge

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Salary: £105 per placement

Location: Yorkshire

Role Length: 1 day per placement

Dates: Various between October & November 2018

You will run two-day workshops in storytelling and creative media, and/or social enterprise (development, marketing & pitching) and startup skills with groups of up to 84 young people (15-17 year olds), supported by their Team Mentors. You'll also support team visits to local community organisations & charities - including nurseries, care homes and respite centers - encouraging young people to use their new skills to communicate with their communities.

This role is suitable for a confident and creative facilitator with the ability to learn and adapt a set curriculum for a diverse young audience.

Main Responsibilities

  • Run workshops for up to 84 young people in a range of the following: social enterprise and startups, innovation, creative & visual storytelling, social media.
  • Adapt a set curriculum to suit a large audience with a wide range of needs.
  • Use basic equipment and new technology, such as point-and-shoot cameras, smart phone apps and free editing software in innovative ways to teach digital storytelling and/or enterprise.
  • Build a positive rapport with the Senior Mentors, and work collaboratively to ensure all young people are engaged and included.
  • Accompany teams on visits to local organisations and charities, encouraging young people to use their new skills to communicate with local communities.

Person specification


  • Extensive experience in facilitation with large groups and following a set curriculum
  • Experience of working with young people (preferably large groups)
  • Experience of adapting curriculums/set materials to be inclusive of the needs of all young people
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and build strong professional relationships
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and to be adaptable and flexible at short notice
  • A flexible approach to work & the ability to adapt working style to different environments and teams
  • Beneficial:
  • Background knowledge in either or both: social enterprise and startups or digital and creative
  • storytelling (we will train you further in the NCS curriculum)
  • Experience of working with diverse community groups

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