Freelance Public Speaking Trainer

May 16, 2021

We’re hiring!

Are you passionate about getting the voices of young people heard? Do you have experience working with young people? We want to hear from you!

We are looking for freelance public speaking trainers to join the team delivering workshops across the UK.


Trainers will deliver effective training in public speaking to a wide variety of young people in schools, youth groups and third sector organisations. We have projects across the UK, but would particularly like to hear from you if you are based in the South West and Yorkshire.


  • Deliver Speakers Trust’s training to an excellent standard
  • Ensure training is interactive, informative and fun to engage participants
  • Be supportive, clear and enthusiastic in your training style to aid the various learning needs of participants
  • Ability to inspire and motivate
  • Undergo performance assessments
  • Invest in your professional learning and development as a public speaking trainer
  • Be proactive in promoting Speakers Trust’s work and training
  • Support the mission and values of Speakers Trust and positively contribute to its and progress and reputation
  • Comply with relevant policies and good practise standards




  • Experience of working with young people is essential
  • Experience of working in the third sector
  • Good use of initiative with a practical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to remain calm and composed when under pressure


  • Must be a confident, clear and engaging communicator
  • Outstanding speaking and listening skills
  • Experience of speaking/performing in public regularly with refined skills
  • Proven track record of delivering highly effective and creative activities to stimulate the interest and engagement of young people, adults, teachers, etc.
  • A supportive and enthusiastic training style
  • Ability to teach and encourage the learning of others in the best way possible
  • Able to cater to different users’ learning needs. Ability to work with vulnerable groups is advantageous
  • An interest in the education of young people and adults
  • Able to assess others and provide constructive feedback to aid their learning


  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels:
  • Verbally and in writing
  • With Speakers Trust staff
  • With clients and beneficiaries from various backgrounds
  • A polite and approachable manner
  • A team player and self-starter with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • The job holder will have direct contact with the end users.  For their customer experience you must therefore be able to create a positive, enthusiastic and supportive impression


  • Proactive in reviewing and evaluating own performance


We are looking to recruit for short term assignments as well as longer term commitments of up to 40 days per year.  Able to travel for work (within the UK) if necessary


  • Successful trainers are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check


  • Pay is based on experience and the type of work being delivered.  As a guide we pay the equivalent of between £30 and £50 per hour of training time.


Speakers Trust welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.  To help us build an inclusive organisation, we ask applicants to complete an equality and diversity questionnaire.  This is optional, but very helpful.  Please complete it here




Please send a CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages detailing your training experience and your public speaking experience, if any, by completing this form.


Closing date for this round of applications: Friday 30th July (we will be reviewing applications as we receive them).