London, Greater London
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Birmingham, West Midlands
Wales, United Kingdom
£100 - £200 per day
Contract, Part-time, Minimum half day per event (5 hours including travel time)
Job description

Update 18th November 2020

The changing situation with lockdowns across England and Wales has altered our timeline for recruiting new First Give Facilitators and we will now be shortlisting and interviewing in early 2021. With this new timescale in mind we will keep applications open until the end of December 2020.

We will be in touch with everyone who has already submitted an application. 

First Give is a fully-resourced secondary school programme that supports an entire year group of secondary school students to engage in social action for their communities. We work in partnership with secondary schools to inspire and equip young people to take action to tackle social issues. We work with over 150 secondary schools in England and Wales.

The First Give programme involves three facilitator delivered sessions for each school; these sessions are usually delivered in schools. Adaptations have been made to the usual format of these events to make sure all these events are Covid-19 safe for both First Give facilitators and the schools they are visiting. For the 2020/21 academic year schools have the options of both in-person sessions and remotely delivered sessions. We are looking for highly experienced facilitators who are confident running in school events and workshops and who can also engage students through video content.

As we respond to changing circumstances we do not yet know what the ratio of in-person events to remote events will be this year and we are looking for facilitators who are able to adapt and deliver high quality events through both delivery styles.  

Closing Date: Friday 1st January 2021 11.30pm

Interview Date: Early 2021, to be confirmed

Training Date: Early 2021, to be confirmed

Pre training learning to be completed in advance of these sessions

Start Date: Early 2021, to be confirmed


Successful candidates will observe a First Give Final taking place prior to training if possible.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there may be limited opportunities for facilitators to observe sessions taking place in schools before delivering these sessions themselves.


For sessions delivered in schools we pay £100 per half day (up to 5 hours inclusive of travel time) increasing hourly after that up to the whole day rate of £200 (up to 10 hours inclusive of travel time).

Remote event delivery is paid at the same half day and day rates.

All sessions are paid a minimum of the half day rate. For in-person events the time invoiced for each First Give event includes time spent travelling to and from the school from the facilitator’s home.

Location of events and travel

During Covid-19 we are allocating events to facilitators with particular attention to how facilitators can travel safely to the schools they will be delivering events in. We have a Covid-19 travel policy in place until further notice.

Due to the locations of the schools we work with, significant travel may be required to schools for First Give events. Candidates must be able to travel to and from First Give schools. The most appropriate form of transport (public transport or their own car) will depend on the location of the school. A car is not essential in all areas.

All travel expenses are covered. Occasional overnight stays may be required for First Give events and are paid for by First Give.

In your application you will be asked to state which areas would be accessible to you for First Give events. This information will be used to ensure that we recruit a team of facilitators able to deliver events in all the areas in which we work:

  • South Wales
  • Bristol
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Sheffield
  • Doncaster
  • Stoke on Trent
  • Birmingham
  • Cambridge
  • Luton
  • Greater London


Term time only, part-time, self-employed throughout the academic year (January-end of July 2021). These positions will be on a part-time contract basis for a self-employed person.

Working Hours

Event start times vary and will include late starts and early finishes

Key Responsibilities

The First Give programme runs within schools and our facilitators are key to the success of the programme, delivering three inspiring sessions in each school.

Remote session delivery

During the 2020/21 academic year schools have the option for remote delivery of First Give events. The First Give Facilitator role will include remote delivery of the Presentation Skills Workshop. The facilitator will watch videos of student practice presentations and pre-recording engaging videos which give feedback and advice to the students.  

In school delivery

Where schools choose in school sessions facilitator will be delivering sessions which have been adapted to make sure that they are Covid-19 safe. The purpose and role of facilitator for each of these sessions is outlined below.


The facilitator ensures a positive start to the First Give programme in the school by delivering an engaging and motivating assembly to the year group which enthuses and inspires students who are about to start their First Give journey.

Presentation Skills Workshop

The facilitator delivers a two-hour presentation skills workshop which equips students with the skills and confidence that they need to present at the First Give Final.

First Give Final

The facilitator co-ordinates and hosts the First Give Final to celebrate all the social action that the whole year group has done and decide which class wins the £1,000 grant for their chosen charity. The facilitator ensures that this event is a success from the perspective of students, teachers, judges and all other guests.

For the delivery of each in person or remote session to be complete facilitators must provide immediate and detailed feedback to Programme Managers after each in school via the Salesforce CRM system.

Personal Specification

  • Experience of working with secondary age young people
  • Strong behavioural management skills
  • An understanding of the secondary school environment
  • Experience of public speaking and presenting
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Able to work flexibly and to a schedule including early starts and late finishes
  • A passion for engaging young people in the social issues affecting their communities
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to changing situations
  • Ability to positively engage a wide range of stakeholders including young people, teachers, school senior leaders and guests.  
  • An understanding of safeguarding

To Apply: submit your application via the MS Form by 11.30pm Friday 1st January 2021

Please note that the First Give office is closed from Friday 18th December 2020 and nobody will be available to respond to questions regarding this role after that date. 

More about First Give
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Refreshed on: 12 December 2020
Closed date: 01 January 2021
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