SkillZONE Session Guide

SkillZONE Session Guide

Organisation role · 3–8 hrs/month
Tuffley Ln, Tuffley, Gloucester GL4 0AS, UK
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A Session Guide leads groups of school children and community groups around our interactive safety village, covering safety in realistic scenarios.

Detailed description

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Session Guides will lead groups of 5-8 school children or young people around our safety village, delivering key safety messages for nine different scenarios.

We operate Monday to Friday in school term time and run sessions at three different times;

Morning sessions 09:30-12:15

Afternoon sessions 12:30-15:15

Evening sessions 17:15-19:15

The number of sessions we run each day varies.

What can you expect from us?

No prior experience is necessary. We offer a range of training and support for our volunteers to help them in their role as a session guide.

Initially you will be given a volunteer induction to cover the main aspects of being a session guide and our safeguarding procedures.

We also run a range of optional training sessions throughout the year which cover topics such as Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Neurodiversity, County Lines, Hate Crime Awareness, Magistrates awareness, Gender and much more. These all add value to the delivery of the sessions here at SkillZONE.

Stages of Recruitment Process

1 - Application form received and initial contact will be made

2 - Request references

3 - Interview

4 - DBS Check (SkillZONE covers this cost)

5 - Safeguarding Training

6 - Induction

7 - Shadow Session Training

To apply, please click 'Join' and you will receive a welcome message asking you to apply through our web page.

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About SkillZONE

SkillZONE is Gloucestershire’s only interactive life skills village where people of all ages can learn how to keep themselves safe whether at home or in their community. We offer safety education and bespoke programmes for schools and community groups. SkillZONE has been designed to reduce unintentional injury from fire, road and leisure accidents, reduce anti-social behaviour, improve health and wellbeing and increase social inclusion for all ages. These outcomes are achieved through a combination of prevention safety education sessions in our scenario village. This work changes attitudes and behaviour by identifying risks and understanding how to make safer choices. This is intended to reduce attendance at Accident & Emergency, delay or prevent first entry into the criminal justice system and reduce the pressure on mental health services.