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The Money Charity is the leading national financial capability charity. We enable people across the UK to stay on top of their money, helping them live happier and more positive lives as a result. We are a friendly, dynamic and supportive team who are all passionate about helping people to manage money well. Come and work with us!

Jobs: We currently have two freelance roles.

* Please note – we request NO contact from recruitment agencies or sales. *

Job Specification – Financial Education Consultant (Freelance) – 2 Roles

Duration – Minimum 12-month commitment

Fees – Rate for 1-hour workshop – £75, Rate for additional workshops on the same day – £25, Rate for finding The Money Charity schools – £25

Location – We are looking for consultants in the following areas: Greater Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland – to work in local secondary schools/colleges and with community groups.

Guarantee of Work – Between 30-50 workshops per year, depending on demand.

Background

The Money Charity is the national financial capability charity which helps people across the UK stay on top of their money to help them live happier and more positive lives as a result.

A core strand of the charity’s offering works to help young people build the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to manage their money well. This includes the delivery of free money management workshops in secondary schools, colleges and community settings across the UK, which have reached over 190,000 students so far. Workshops are delivered by a pool of self-employed freelance consultants across the UK.

We offer several interactive financial education workshops for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Post 16 students. The workshops are designed for classroom-sized groups and vary can vary in length to fit with school timetables.

Our Money Workshops are designed to help young people to think about how they will use money and financial products to get what they want out of life, to give them the confidence and knowledge for them to do so, and to prevent them from making financial mistakes and getting into problem debt. The topics our workshops cover include: budgeting, saving, credit, student finance, insurance, planning for your goals, mortgages, pensions, tax and NI and much more. The workshops are designed to be interactive, engaging and bring the topic of financial management to life.

We are looking for freelance consultants to add to our network of consultants who deliver workshops in their local area. Applicants should have excellent presentational and interpersonal skills, as well as relevant experience in engaging with young people. They should be confident with using technology, and have enthusiasm for the charity’s aims and objectives.

Consultants also play a role in promoting the workshops, which means they should be able to forge strong relationships with schools and other organisations and should be confident reaching out to new contacts, offering them our workshops. It also means consultants can control their own diaries and commitments, meaning that this is an ideal opportunity for those looking for flexibility.

Role Description

  • Responsible for delivering The Money Charity’s financial education programmes to a high standard in line with the quality criteria set by The Money Charity;
  • Effectively engaging students by presenting workshops in a clear, concise, creative and engaging manner;
  • Ensuring positive relationships are established with schools and other youth organisations;
  • Promoting and marketing workshops to schools and relevant organisations and assisting The Money Charity to secure workshop bookings;
  • Liaising with teachers and other practitioners on the requirements of workshops;
  • Supporting The Money Charity with the evaluation processes of workshops;
  • Staying up to date with financial news and issues to ensure knowledge base for delivering workshops is sustained;
  • Raising brand awareness of The Money Charity and promoting the charity’s resources;
  • Committing to attending training, meetings and events which are relevant to the delivery of The Money Charity’s financial education workshops (which could require reimbursable travel to other parts of the UK);
  • Representing The Money Charity, upholding The Money Charity’s mission, vision and reputation;
  • Providing feedback to The Money Charity on workshop content in an honest and timely manner.

Applicant Requirements

Essential:

  • Experience working with young people, in a professional or voluntary capacity;
  • Excellent presentational skills and an ability to present in a confident and creative manner;
  • Ability to manage a class of students and to use various teaching techniques, such as role play, games etc;
  • Ability to explain financial issues in a clear and confident way, which engages young people;
  • A positive and credible attitude to money/financial capability;
  • Excellent  interpersonal and relationship management skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • A good understanding of youth culture;
  • Ability to think on your feet, be flexible and respond well under pressure;
  • Have moderate to strong IT skills;
  • Committed to learning and keeping up to date with financial issues;
  • A minimum of A-C GCSE Maths and English or equivalent;
  • Have a fluent command of English and have the right to live and work in the UK;
  • Must have a valid driving licence, the use of a car and be willing to travel.

Desirable:

  • A good understanding of issues relating to student finance/money management;
  • A degree qualification;
  • Passionate about the cause; keen to work with people and empower them to be financially capable.

Closing date: Thursday 4th March

Interviews: Week beginning 11th or 18th March (exact dates and times tbc)

Training: Applicants should be available to attend training for three days on the week commencing 1st April (exact dates and times tbc)

To apply for the role, please email a CV and covering letter (between one and two pages in length) explaining how you are suitable, in particular how you meet the essential & desirable requirements, and why you want the role, to jobs@themoneycharity.org.uk

Due to the high number of expected applicants we will not be able to contact those who we do not shortlist.