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Freelance Writing Facilitators

We are seeking talented Writing Facilitators to deliver our creative writing programmes in schools.

Full role description

The Role

As a Ministry of Stories Writing Facilitator you will work collaboratively with schools to deliver creative learning experiences that challenge and inspire children and young people, supporting them to produce high-quality creative writing.

You will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating workshops and projects that meet individual schools’ needs. These may, for example, focus on a particular writing form, target group of students, or link to a particular school topic or curriculum area.

Projects vary in duration, from one-off workshops to term-long projects. We also have a bank of existing workshops and projects that schools can book, and offer practical training sessions for teachers.

Writing Facilitator Fees:

We have a set day/half day rate of £210/£110, inclusive of planning and preparation.

See a full breakdown of our Writing Facilitator fees, benefits and support. 

Person Specification

You will:

  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience planning and delivering creative writing projects with children and young people, working with any writing form (poetry, fiction, speech writing, journalism etc).
  • Be able to work effectively with teachers, other members of school staff and Ministry of Stories Volunteer Writing Mentors
  • Be confident working in a school setting and managing groups of up to 30 children
  • Have experience of planning and delivering engaging and inspiring participatory workshops and projects that produce high-quality writing
  • Experience of taking work through to a final publication or performance
  • Have or be willing to complete an enhanced DBS check, and provide two professional references

Next Steps

To apply, please send us: 

  • a short expression of interest (no more than one side of A4) that outlines why you are interested in the role, and the skills and experience you bring
  • a CV or professional biography
  • a completed diversity monitoring form

If you would prefer to submit a short video rather than a written expression of interest, please contact us. 

Please send Expressions of Interest to rob@ministryofstories.org by 9am on Tuesday 31st May.

We will invite shortlisted candidates to interview on Wednesday 8th June.