Life Skills Trainers

Sessional Work as DARE Officers

£26.18 per session (Proposed subject to July pay review)

General Information.

Life Skills Education Charity are always looking for quality people to join our team. Are you enthusiastic about making a difference in the lives of young people? Committed to reducing the harm caused by drug and alcohol abuse? Have an energetic approach to your work? If so this may be for you!

Our purpose at Life Skills Education Charity is to educate young people to lead safe and healthy lives and achieve their potential. We are successful if young people show improved decision making skills, effective management of risk and take responsibility for themselves and others.  More information about our programmes can be found on our website:

The unique aspect of Life Skills Education is that our programmes are mainly delivered by staff who are experienced in dealing with the effects of drug and alcohol abuse in the community. We are now looking for people who bring experience from a wide group of professions to join our team.

Life Skills Education Charity is seeking to recruit additional staff to take on the role of ‘DARE Officer’ who reside in the following areas:

  1. Newark,
  2. Lincoln,
  3. Rotherham,
  4. Doncaster
  5. North Leicestershire
  6. South Derbyshire

The successful candidates will be able to show that they are enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who are able to work unsupervised, have an ability to engage young people and an enthusiasm for the work of prevention through education that draws on prior experience of dealing with Drug and Alcohol abuse among young people in the community, with some evidence of teaching, training, or coaching skills.

Your main role will be to deliver the 10 week primary curriculum to children in years 5 and 6 (9-11yrs old) at primary school, although there may be opportunities for work in secondary schools and other educational establishments.  You will be based at home and required to work at various locations as directed.  There will be no guaranteed hours of work.  Work will be offered as and when available and the number of hours will differ from term to term.

The role requires a full UK driving licence and own vehicle and there will be remuneration for mileage incurred.  Full training, corporate uniform, and equipment will be provided.

The selection process will involve the following:

  • Completion of an online application form by 25th May 2020.
  • Interview and testing of shortlisted applicants week commencing 1st June 2020 ( this may be by use of technology to comply with Government guidelines in place at the time).
  • D.A.R.E. Officer training/certification course held in Ashfield Nottinghamshire. Starting on Friday 3rd July to 10th July (not including the weekend). Travel expenses will be met. Start date for delivery in schools will be the term after completion of DARE Officer Training (September 2020, subject to them being back to normal).

Due to the business requirements of Life Skills Education Charity the selection prioritisation will take account of:

  1. The geographical location of the applicant in relation to existing and potential Life Skills Education Charity business
  2. Any existing relationships of the applicant with schools and children and young peoples’ services likely to generate new business.
  3. The availability of the candidate based upon the premise that the business demand is increasingly for delivery on Monday and Friday.


The D.A.R.E Primary Programme consists of 10 one hour sessions plus a graduation ceremony. D.A.R.E. Officers are also expected to undertake a pre-programme visit to the school for an initial assessment of needs and the delivery of a parent presentation when requested.

Remuneration for the eleven paid sessions is £26.18 ( proposed subject to July pay review)  per session which includes paid holiday.

Uniform is provided.

Mileage is paid at a rate of 40 pence per mile excluding the first 20 miles travelled per day.

For further information or clarification please telephone our office on 0300 1113273.

Life Skills Education Charity is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of age, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Tel:  0300 111 3273
Fax:  0700 607 7559
Address: Unit 21, NBV Enterprise Centre, 6 David Lane, Basford, Nottingham, NG6 0JU

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