The Phoenix Education Trust is a small national charity, passionate about co-creating schools of freedom and equality, where power is shared and learning is led by the learner. Though high-quality, experiential and extremely fun training programmes with students and teachers in secondary schools, we enhance engagement through effective participation processes and tools for collaboration.

At present, we do not need any more facilitators for our ongoing Voice Labs training programmes. However, we are always keen to hear from passionate and experienced facilitators who share our values. If you wish to submit an expression of interest, we will store your details securely and may get in contact in the future when we are actively looking for another facilitator. We’re also always open to new ideas: if you wish to share a creative approach to integrating Phoenix values into practice within secondary school settings, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line, describing what, how and why your proposed programme would be a good fit for us. If our team is excited by your idea, we will contact you with a view to submitting a collaborative grant application to fund the programme.


The role of Training Facilitators

Training Facilitators are responsible for the face-to-face delivery of our services in schools, embodying and promoting our values. Training Facilitators are crucial to- and key ambassadors for- the Phoenix Education Trust and need to be:
 Enthusiastic and passionate about working with children and young people
 Confident in managing complex group dynamics and responding to challenging or disruptive behaviour in a
respectful way
 Able to deliver workshops based on a written session plan, as well as being…
 Adaptable and open to changing approaches, based on observation of the mood and needs of students
 Able to manage professional boundaries and behave in a professional manner
 An advocate of person-centred approaches, keen to promote student participation and collaborative modes of
doing education
 Eager to learn new things and to reflect on challenges and successes in sessions
 Available on a flexible basis


Expressions if interest and the application process

Please register your interest in working for Phoenix by submitting a CV and brief covering letter outlining how your experience relates to the role. Send this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will confirm receipt of your email, and store your details securely on file. When we are actively looking for facilitators, we may invite you to have a conversation with a staff member and trustee either face-to-face or by Skype.

If you are selected to be one of the Trust’s Training Facilitators, we will invite you to sign an Independent Contractor Agreement, for an initial period of four days of induction, meeting with our CEO and shadowing our Lead Facilitator. You will also be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check, arranged and paid for by the Trust. If the induction goes well, we will invite you to lead the facilitation of programmes on either a regular or ad hoc basis, depending on the current demand from schools, status of grant-funded programmes, and your own availability.



The Trust will pay the Training Facilitator £125 per day. As freelance, independent contractors, Training Facilitators are responsible for their own tax affairs and are not entitled to holiday pay, sick pay or pension from the Trust. Payments are made within 30 days of receiving an invoice detailing session delivery. Expenses, for resources and travel can be claimed upon discussion with and approval by the Trust.


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