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Maybe you’re an NQT but haven’t yet secured a post… Maybe you’re a supply teacher who wants to try something different?… Or maybe you’ve had enough of the 9-5 rat-race and want to work in an area you’re passionate about?!

If so, we want to hear from YOU! We’re looking for facilitators to help with deliveries in schools starting in September!

Programme Facilitators – Self Employed

The Inspirational Learning Group is seeking a number of Programme Facilitators, on a self-employed basis, to join its dynamic and inspirational team in delivering its flagship National Enterprise Challenge and range of innovative programmes to schools throughout the UK.

The Inspirational Learning Group provides innovative and enterprising off-timetable events for schools, colleges and universities; engaging, inspiring and motivating students to be the best they can be.

Part of The Inspirational Learning Group, The National Enterprise Challenge (KS3 & 4) is the UK’s largest enterprise and employability competition with over 51,000 students inspired in 2018/19. The prestigious challenge has been running since 2013 and during this time has attracted over 250,000 students from 450 schools! Supporters include stationery giant Ryman Stationery, Staffordshire University, sports nutrition brand ‘Grenade’ and the UCFB (University Campus of Football Business).

Our Challenge Ambassador is Theo Paphitis, entrepreneur, retail magnate and Chairman of Ryman. Well-known from his appearances on Dragon’s Den, Theo is a proud supporter of the challenge and attends our Grand Final each year as part of the judging panel.

The Inspirational Learning Group also deliver The National Skills Challenge for Years 12 and 13 in association with NatWest. This is the sister challenge to The National Enterprise Challenge aimed at college and sixth form students.

The Role

A successful facilitator will be a confident, self-starter who has the ability to motivate and inspire others. You will be passionate about enabling others to succeed and in helping young people overcome obstacles. This exciting role requires working within schools and focuses around delivering enterprise programmes to year groups within ages 11-18, either as lead facilitator or as part of a delivery team. The National Enterprise Challenge is delivered to schools across the country and so when travelling to locations outside of normal daily travelling, overnight stays will be required.

We offer an attractive package for the right candidate.


The following are essential skills required to fulfil the role:

• Experience of working with groups/team either as a lead facilitator or in a supporting role 
• Experience of working with people aged 11-18 
• Possess the means to build confidence in others, inspire self-belief and encourage positive action
• Capacity to work well as part of a team
• Ability to use tools and techniques to support young people to work together, delivering the agreed objectives and metrics of the programme
• Adopt a flexible and adaptable delivery style, to suit people with a range of academic abilities and backgrounds
• An interest in enterprise and education is highly beneficial
• Aptitude in building rapport quickly
• Possess excellent listening and communication skills
• Full driving licence

Personal Attributes

The following are desired personal attributes of a Programme Facilitator:

• Dynamic 
• Hard-working
• Self-motivated
• Well-presented
• Professional
• Intuitive
• Strong co-ordinator
• Caring 
• Good planner
• Organised
• Leader
• Patient
• Calm
• Resilient
• Excellent communicator
• Approachable
• Friendly

If you think you’ve got what it takes and would like to be part of a fast-growing entrepreneurial and innovative enterprise, please apply via email with a covering letter and CV, or via video delivering the same, to careers@nationalenterprisechallenge.co.uk

If shortlisted, we carry out a phone interview with any successful candidates are then invited to an assessment day, where facilitators will deliver a short session and presentation followed by an interview.

Please email or call our teams and ask for Liam Brookes if you have any queries.

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