Life Skills Trainers

Sessional Work as DARE Officers

£26.32 per session

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: www.lifeskills-education.co.uk

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. Nottingham
  2. Bingham
  3. Corby
  4. Tamworth
  5. Stoke
  6. South York’s
  7. Macclesfield Cheshire

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 12th Feb 2021.
  • Interview and testing of shortlisted applicants week commencing 22nd Feb 2021 ( 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 Nottinghamshire. Starting on Monday 15th March to Friday 19th March.  There will be some home study before and after the initial 5 days.  Travel expenses will be met.
  • Start date for delivery in schools will be the term after completion of DARE Officer Training (April 2021, subject to schools 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.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Being part of a great team, working to make a difference to young lives.
  • Uniform provided.
  • £26.32 per session which includes paid holiday. (Flexible working, term time only, a session in school lasts 1 hour with some prep work before and reflection after).
  • Mileage is paid at a rate of 40 pence per mile excluding the first 20 miles of each day.
  • While training you will be paid £65.10 per day for 8 days, plus travel expenses.
  • We are a Real Living Wage employer.
  • Pension benefits.

Key dates:

Interview and testing of shortlisted applicants week commencing 22nd February 2021.  This may be by use of technology (Microsoft Teams) to comply with Government guidelines in place at the time).

In total the training to become a DARE Officer takes 8 days, there is a mix of home study, classroom and remote learning.

You will be required to be available for this course, from Monday 15th March 2021 to Friday 19th March 2021, and also on Friday 26th March 2021. There will be home study before and after the initial 5 days

D.A.R.E. Officer training/certification classroom based sessions held in North Nottinghamshire, Mansfield area – venue to be confirmed.

Travel expenses will be met. Start date for delivery in schools will be the term after completion of DARE Officer Training (April 2021, subject to schools being back to normal).

Application deadline: 12/02/2021

Expected start date: 05/04/2021

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: £0.00 per year (sessional)

COVID-19 considerations:
We have strict protocols in place to make the classroom based sessions safe for you and your pupils. Full training provided.

Tel:  0300 111 3273
Fax:  0700 607 7559
E-Mail:  info@lifeskills-education.co.uk
Address: Unit 21, NBV Enterprise Centre, 6 David Lane, Basford, Nottingham, NG6 0JU

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