We’re Hiring: Freelance Workshop Facilitator Personal Development and Life Skills (Adults)

Beanstalk Business Support CIC (www.beanstalkbusiness.co.uk) is a registered Community Interest Company that aims to make a difference, benefit society, and positively impact communities. At Beanstalk, we know that sustainable employment is crucial for communities and individuals. So, our number one priority is to create meaningful employment opportunities. We support businesses to keep providing essential jobs. We also help individuals become the best candidates for these roles.

Do you want to make a difference?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to help others to improve their lives, and the lives of their families and to make a positive contribution to their local community? Then Beanstalk is for you. We are committed to making a difference and we need motivated and passionate teammates who can help make it happen.

Who we’re looking for

​We are looking for an engaging and enthusiastic workshop facilitator who specialises in Personal Development and Life Skills and has a genuine interest in helping people reach their full potential within the world of work. This role is offered on a flexible basis, with various working hours, and is based in Lancashire.

In this role, you will be required to.

  • Help raise the expectations and aspirations of our participants, to enthuse, motivate and create ownership of their own development.
  • Deliver fun and engaging workshops through accredited and structured non-accredited programmes designed to meet the needs and interests of our participants.
  • Work with participants to develop personalised learning plans, to equip them with the skills, knowledge, and behaviours facilitating positive progress towards their longer-term aspirations.
  • Continually develop your practice and skills, engage in new initiatives, and share best practices with colleagues.
  • Utilise policies and procedures to support Beanstalk’s wider skills strategy.
  • Work collaboratively as part of Beanstalk’s specialist education team and, positively contribute as part of the wider team.
  • Be passionate about Beanstalk’s vision and mission, as well as being aligned with our values.
  • Be responsible for always promoting and safeguarding the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults in line with Beanstalk’s own Safeguarding Policy and practices.

The perks

  • Working hours to fit around your family or other commitments.
  • Work as part of a welcoming, fun, and inspiring team, where your creativity is valued.
  • Opportunity to gain experience working with subjects across different industries.
  • Support is provided whenever you need it.
  • Relevant training to support the delivery of our mentoring and training programmes.
  • Competitive rates of pay between £20-£25 per hour* – dependent on meeting the personal specification below.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary for supporting young people and adults from all walks of life.
  • Relevant experience working with young people in a delivery-based role.
  • Have a real interest in social mobility and understand the barriers some people face when deciding their future careers
  • A level 3 teaching or training qualification is desirable, but it is not essential.
  • Approachable.
  • Person-centred.
  • Experience in working within a mentoring, counselling, or educational setting.
  • An understanding and commitment to safeguarding and its importance.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Presentable and professional appearance.
  • Evidence of a good general education.
  • Experience in the provision of IAG (information, advice, and guidance).
  • Experience in working with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Promoting the inclusion of participants.
  • Ability to work to quality standards.
  • An understanding of the health and safety requirements of a working environment.
  • Have a current DBS check.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly.

You may have the skills, passion, and attributes that make you the ideal candidate for this role but find it hard to evidence all criteria. We consider all applications, and we are committed to finding the right person and will invest in their professional and personal development.

If you can help others – we can help you.

An important bit

Beanstalk Business Support is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture. We promote equality and challenge discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. Every member of our team has their own role in relation to Safeguarding – it’s everyone’s responsibility!

How to apply

If you think that we share similar values and you would enjoy facilitating some of our workshops, please send us your CV with a cover email to workshops@beanstalkbusiness.co.uk. Please call 0300 365 5530 if you would like any further information or a quick chat about the role.

We hope to hear from you soon!


This appointment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, and a Disclosure & Barring Service check. Interviews will explore issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including motivation to work with and ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people together with emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours and attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.

*All self-employed people are responsible for paying their own taxes and National Insurance.