Want to work with isla? We need an educator / trainer!

Looking for a purpose-driven role that you want to get out of bed in the morning for - even on Mondays? The isla team is growing and we're currently recruiting for an exciting new position in our Services team!

We’re looking for our new isla Educator, who will support the delivery of our industry-upskilling education programme.  There will be elements of training, workshop development and delivery, and research, with space to develop skills and knowledge in these areas as well as sustainability. 

isla welcomes applications from candidates who match the Educator Skills & Characteristics listed below.  We’ll build an individual onboarding plan for your first few weeks and months with us, so you don’t need to have experience in every area below – just the willingness to learn and grow. 

We empower our teams to shape their roles to suit the needs of the industry, whilst always staying true to the ambitions of our company, so roles evolve and develop over time, but here’s an overview of what you’ll be doing: 

  • Delivering live training modules in an interactive and engaging way, ensuring learning materials are distributed post-session. These will largely be online but some in person delivery may be required. 
  • Collating feedback from participants and identifying ways to improve delivery methods.
  • Working with the wider services and community team to implement improvements to learning content and supporting the writing and testing of new training material. 
  • Engaging in the development of guides and resources aimed at supporting members and the wider event industry.
What do you get from us?
  • A caring and supportive team
  • A flexible and dynamic working environment
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities 
  • Holidays – 33 flexible days (this includes bank holidays) plus 4 fixed days
  • The chance to make a real difference in an organisation making waves and shaping changes
What do we need from you?

💚 It’s essential you have a genuine passion for sustainable practice, and a desire to see transformation at industry level from an environmental perspective.

🤝 You must enjoy building relationships and be confident, or willing to develop skills, in speaking to new people, including at a senior level.  

📋 On-the-job training is provided; however, to help you hit the ground running, you must have either:

  • 2+ years experience in a client / customer facing role within the event industry, understanding different stakeholder needs
  • 3+ years experience in educating, training, or convening and managing groups.   
Educator Key Skills & Characteristics: 

🗣️ Comfortable with public speaking / presentations, and an interest or experience in conducting training

🔗 Skilled at engaging people in learning and inspiring action

👐 A facilitator who enjoys extracting opinions and distilling information 

📈 A clear communicator that can articulate complex subject matter in layperson’s terms 

📝 Conscientious, can work autonomously but also enjoys working with a team

🔎 Detail oriented – inputting into our training review process and proactive in ensuring our information is always up to date

A good knowledge of the segmentation of the event industry and the different needs of stakeholder groups is a bonus, but can be learned.

Further details: 
  • Salary: £25-28,000 p.a.
  • Position: Full Time PAYE
  • Start Date: March 2024 (or as soon as possible)
  • Holiday: 37 days per year: this includes (flexible) Bank Holidays, End of Year office close, and a day off for your birthday. 
  • Location: Hybrid – Must be able to travel to London for occasional in-person days by agreement (approx once a month.)

Recruiting Diversely: 

We are actively recruiting from all communities for this role, and building towards an inclusive culture. isla aims to serve the needs of our staff within a supportive, respectful and just culture. 

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and encourage anyone who believes this role would suit them to apply as their authentic selves without fear of prejudice. 

If you need additional support in your application, or just have questions about the role, please contact Cori at jobs@weareisla.co.uk.

To Apply: 

Please email jobs@weareisla.co.uk. with your CV and a short note* to introduce yourself and tell us what excites you about our Educator role by Friday 8th Match. 

* We’re happy to receive video, audio or written notes with your CV. For audio or video, please keep these to a max of two minutes.

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