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Work for us

If you're passionate about the power of sex and relationships education, then a job at Sex Ed Matters might be the perfect next step for you.

Check out our current vacancies listed below.

If you have any questions, please email info@sexedmatters.co.uk. We would love to hear from you.

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Workshop facilitator

Are you passionate about the power of sex education to build happy, healthy communities? Do you want to help us deliver empowering workshops to young people about consent, periods, menopause, friendships, bullying, tackling gender stereotypes and sexuality? Look no further. We’re hiring freelance facilitators! Please see more information below.

Basic information

 

Deadline: Friday 23rd February 2024 (however we may hire sooner depending on candidates as our first session for which we need facilitators is early March).

 

Number of hires: we’re hoping to hire a pool of freelance facilitators which we can lean on when schools request workshops. We will share these opportunities when they arise with all our facilitators, and those who would like to run the sessions will be chosen.

 

Salary: this is a freelance position and so we will pay facilitators based on the workshops they run. We pay £75 for an hour workshop, £115 for a half day workshop and £150 for a full day. We will also cover travel expenses up to £25.

 

Location: most of our sessions are in London and the surrounding areas, however we also work with some schools in the South West and North East and we can work to build up our school base in a different location where we have strong facilitators.

 

About Sex Ed Matters

 

We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company dedicated to making empowering sex education accessible to everyone so we can build healthy, happy communities. 

 

Our sessions focus on campaigning and activism in its many forms. For example, we explore topics such as sexual harassment or bullying by exploring what students can do to tackle these problems on campus by lobbying their school to implement an anti-harassment policy or strengthening their school’s bullying reporting process. We want students to feel empowered by our sessions and motivated to make a change for the better.

 

Our company is spearheaded by Julia Coryton and Laura Coryton MBE, the sisters behind the ‘tampon tax’ petition which gained over 300,000 signatures, including major political supporters including former President Obama. Together, the petition successfully lobbied the UK government into establishing the Tampon Tax Fund, through which over £100m was donated to female-focused charities. In 2021, we succeeded when the tax applied to period products was finally axed.

 

This experience underpins everything we do. We want to help our audiences speak up and take action to tackle the stigmas that dominate sex education and to know what kind of behaviour in relationships and friendships they deserve and should expect.

 

In the wake of rising rates of sexual harassment, depression and misogyny, we really feel our workshops can make a difference and can be the light young people need to believe they can make the world a better place.

 

About the role

 

We are thrilled to recruit for facilitators for the first time in our company’s history. You will make such a difference to us! You will help us reach more schools and organisations and hugely increase our impact.

 

We will select the most dedicated and enthusiastic facilitators who have a deep love for all things sex education and empowering young people. We will then add you to our database of facilitators, and will share all our opportunities for workshops when they arise. The facilitator(s) who state they would like to deliver our workshops first will be assigned.

 

We will provide you with training ahead of the workshop, a briefing so you know what to expect, all the powerpoints you will need to deliver the session (we ask if you are able to use your own laptop however if this is not possible we can support you), and a de-brief afterwards.

 

We would love to co-create our facilitator space with you and make sure you gain as much from this experience as we do.

 

We’ve found delivering these sessions is a really rewarding experience.

 

Person specification

 

Please see below more information about the kind of person we are looking for:

 

Essential

  • Have a passion for sex education and its positive impact

  • Understand the new Relationships and Sex Education curriculum (or are willing to learn)

  • Have an up-to-date DBS check (or are willing to acquire one)

  • Have no previous criminal offenses as this is a requirement from most schools we visit

    • However we will be opening opportunities in the future for rehabilitated people which do not involve schools as we are hoping to expand into prisons

  • Work well with young people

  • Have a positive attitude

  • Supports the mission of Sex Ed Matters to make empowering sex education accessible to everyone

  • Great problem solving skills

  • Team player

 

Desirable

  • Experience in teaching or workshop facilitation

  • Expert understanding of one or more of our topics: consent, menstruation, friendships and sexuality

  • Experience supporting young people

 

Application

 

Please share your CV and cover letter (which can also be shared in the form of a video if you would prefer) stating why you feel you would be a great match for this role to info@sexedmatters.co.uk

 

We encourage those of all backgrounds and genders to apply, even if you feel you don’t match the criteria 100%. What we’re really looking for is enthusiasm and a keen interest in our subject area.

 

The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd February (however we may hire sooner depending on candidates as our first session for which we need facilitators is early March).

 

If you have any questions, please contact Laura at laura.coryton@sexedmatters.co.uk.

 

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