Freelance Lead and Assistant Facilitators

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Job Location: 
London SE1
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casual / ad-hoc
Job Duration: 
Dependent on role and project
Exact Salary: 
Fixed fee dependent on role and project, including planning and evaluation
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Job starts now: 
I would like to receive applications from residents in: 
Lambeth and Southwark
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Purpose of job

Freelance Lead Facilitator:

Our Education workshops are led by Freelance Lead Facilitators, who utilise their professional expertise to deliver high-quality and high-energy workshops. Sessions are both fun and dynamic and delivered for young people on a range of subjects with varied objectives. Sessions are regularly co-delivered or supported by an Assistant Facilitator. In addition to leading workshops, Lead Facilitators attend preparation days; contribute to creative planning and to provide feedback for evaluation purposes.

Freelance Assistant Facilitator:

Our Education workshops are supported by Freelance Assistant Facilitators, who provide skills to assist in the delivery of intensive, enjoyable and high-quality workshops. Assistant Facilitators will collaborate with Lead Facilitators, support students’ learning and co-deliver elements of workshops. In addition, Assistant Facilitators attend preparation days; contribute to creative planning and to provide feedback for evaluation purposes.


Post holders of both freelance roles would undertake the following:

  • Prepare for the start of the project by reading and seeing the related play
  • Attend all preparation days and be familiar with the workshop plan
  • Contribute to workshop planning during preparation days
  • Work collaboratively with other facilitators, assistant facilitators and management
  • Use feedback to improve delivery of workshop
  • Attend all scheduled workshops, arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the start time
  • Be fully prepared for each workshop including having relevant resources
  • Ensure any evaluation information is gathered/documents are given to schools
  • Record information regarding the workshop and schools as required
  • Attend debrief sessions to provide detailed feedback regarding the process and delivery

In addition Freelance Lead Facilitators will undertake the following

  • Be the lead contact for schools and within the workshops
  • Support the Assistant Facilitator, working with them to offer opportunities (when appropriate) for them to develop their skills and deliver elements of workshops


  • To work at all times in accordance with the theatre’s policies and procedures
  • To actively engage with and abide by theatre’s Culture Statement
  • To act at all times in the best interests of the theatre.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and the Theatre's management may, at any time, allocate other tasks which are of a similar nature or level.


Person Specification


  • Ability to fully engage and work with people of a range of ages, 0 - 100
  • Proven history of successfully leading or supporting workshops
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • A highly energetic, passionate and imaginative approach to creative learning
  • A robust understanding of best practice and developments within a theatre educational context
  • A thorough approach to planning and rehearsal
  • Ability to problem solve and think on feet
  • Ability to deliver best practice in a theatre educational context
  • Ability to contribute as a team member
  • Ability to represent the theatrec when visiting schools and delivering workshops
  • Hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service check certificate (or be willing to undergo one)


  • Experience of delivering workshops in London schools
  • Education to degree level in the creative arts (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience of delivering transferable skills or employment training
  • Demonstrable ability to work with young people at risk of exclusion, or outside of the education system
  • Experience of working with participants with additional needs or disability.

How to Apply

We want you to have the opportunity to really tell us about yourself and explain to us why this position is right for you.

You can apply for this role using any one of the following formats:

  1. A CV and written letter or statement, or
  2. Presentation PowerPoint or keynote, or
  3. Short video or sound file

All applications should address what experience you have that meets the person specification outlined in the job description, include practical examples. Please limit this to one page or 2 minutes for a video submission.

Please let us know which position you are applying for by using the subject title of Lead Facilitator or Assistant Facilitator.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Monday 1 April at 10.00 am.

Selected candidates will be invited to a workshop audition on Thursday 11 April, 3.00pm – 5.00pm.

To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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