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Volunteer role: Primary Teacher Trainer


Type of role:Teaching and education
Location:Various Locations, Various Countries
Application Closing Date:31 Mar 2019
Interview date:n/a
Start date:n/a

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

The communities we work in need people like you - experienced professionals with the ideas, energy and courage to make a difference.

Role overview

Thousands of teachers around the world are without the necessary training and support, and so as a consequence students aren’t reaching their full potential. VSO is working to change this, and that is where you come in.
As a VSO volunteer, you’ll draw on your experience to advise on teacher motivation, helping to develop curriculum, coach tutors, train pre-service teachers, and check resources are fit for purpose. You’ll also be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the progress of the placement.
Project specifics vary, so you may work in a Teacher Training College, or an Education Development Centre, or Ministry of Education, for example. The aims of the project will also vary depending on the location of your placement.

Skills, qualifications and experience

• Primary teaching qualification
• Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in primary education
Experience of teacher training and teacher coaching is not always essential and we will consider applicants without this experience.
Together with the above, VSO will assess all candidates against the following, part of VSO's volunteer competency framework.
As a volunteer, you should be:
• Open minded and respectful
• Resilient and adapt well to new situations
• Able to effect positive change
• Able to build sustainable working relationships
• Keen to seek and share knowledge

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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