School Facilitator role

First Give helps young people give their time and talent to improve their community through a fully-resourced and interactive programme. We are operating in over 30 schools in South Wales this academic year.

The programme runs across an entire year group. Students identify social issues within their local community and the charities working to address them. Then, each class will choose one charity to support throughout the programme. Students plan how they will support the charity directly through social action, and teams develop inspiring presentations about the charity and how they have helped. The winning class wins a grant of £1,000 for their chosen charity.

First Give is looking for an inspirational addition to our team to deliver our First Give Assemblies, Presentation Skills Workshops and to host the First Give School Finals.

For further information about the programme, please visit

This position will be on a part-time term-time contract basis (for February – End of July 2019 with the possibility of renewal in the next academic year). They are best suited for a self-employed person.

Your responsibilities

  • Deliver engaging, motivational and interactive Assemblies and Presentation Skills Workshops
  • Host First Give finals to a big audience which includes parents, teachers, students and community leaders
  • Further the key aims of First Give


Detailed Responsibilities

  • Deliver a structured and dynamic 20-minute assembly to between 150-250 students (an entire year group)
  • Deliver an engaging two hour presentation skills workshop to up to 40 students
  • Facilitate a 90 minute dress rehearsal with students immediately before their School Final
  • Host an engaging 90-minute School Final to a diverse audience at each school, facilitate the Judging Panel deliberations and announce the winning team and their charity
  • Evaluate and feedback on the performance of the Lead Teacher/ engagement of the school
  • Work closely with First Give staff to ensure the smooth running and excellent delivery of First Give in all participating schools


We will provide you with all the materials and contents that you need to deliver these sessions. We will provide extensive training too, and the chance to observe our Programme Manager delivering these sessions.


Skills and Experience Required


  • A passion for engaging young people in the social issues affecting their communities
  • Experience of working with diverse audiences
  • Experience of public speaking and presenting
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Always punctual and able to work flexibly (including early morning starts and late finishes)
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to changing situations
  • Have a friendly, open and engaging manner and a positive attitude
  • Full and clean driving licence with access to a car



  • An understanding of the secondary school environment
  • Experience of teaching or youth work
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh


The First Give team

Our team come from a range of backgrounds. We employ actors, voice artists, teachers and youth workers who all deliver our work. So, if you are comfortable delivering in front of a young audience then please do get in touch.


Terms and Conditions:

Contract: Term time only, part-time, self-employed throughout the academic year 2018-19.

Working Hours: School visits may take place at any time (typically, assemblies are requested early in the morning, workshops throughout the school day and finals often take place in the early evening).

Fees: £75 per assembly; £100 per Presentation Skills Training Workshop; £135 for hosting a First Give Final plus travel expenses per school event (45p per mile)

Travel: Candidates should be able to travel to and from First Give schools across South Wales – so a car is required.

Closing Date: Friday 4th February – 9am.

Interview Date: Monday 11th February.

Start Date: Initial training will take place, all day, on Monday 25th February and the role will begin straight away with an initial training period involving supported delivery.


To Apply: Please email a CV and covering letter (max. 1 side of A4), addressing why you would be suitable for the role, to our Programme Manager for Wales, Leon Ward at and our Director, Louisa Searle at by Monday 4th February 2019.