Anti-Racist & Pro Black Educator

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Hybrid working
  • Closing 3rd October 2022


  • Advertised from 13th September 2022
  • 4 day week/ 32 hours per week.

Role

Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) is rapidly becoming Scotland’s major voice for Black and PoC (People of Colour) children and young people. Established in 2019 as a small youth work organisation oriented towards Black and PoC youths, we have grown as a centre of support, creativity and activism for our community. Our team of around 30 staff members – almost all of us Black and PoC young people ourselves – aim to make IYS a community space, a source of support and a champion for all Black and PoC children and young people in Scotland.

We centre anti-racism and the experiences of Black and PoC young people in schools, at work and in personal lives through our Education, Restless Natives and Youth Work programmes. Our governmental and sectoral advocacy is an extension of these priorities, which focuses on upending the entrenched inequalities and structural exclusion that have cut Black and PoC young people out of decision-making that shapes our lives. When IYS join these spaces of decision-making, we are often the only people present directly engaged and connected into the lives of Black and PoC young people. Our growing presence in Scotland emanates from this unique position – as both an advocacy organisation and community-oriented organisation.

Job Overview

The educator will be able to work independently, teaching the IYS Anti-racist & Pro Black Education modules and supporting assigned partner schools on their anti-racist journey through pupil and staff guidance and consultation. The educator will be a resilient and agile individual with a passion for social change, excellent people skills and confidence in facilitating a group of young people. The educator will support national youth and school community consultations, supporting the team’s efforts towards establishing a youth-led, national reporting racism resource. The Education team works closely together to develop resources and continuously review and refine teaching materials throughout the year. The educator works closely with members of the Education team and indeed to ensure communication and alignment across departments.

We are looking for someone with...

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of race and oppressive power structures (historically & on a societal level)
  • Experienced and passionate about working with young people.
  • Experienced facilitator with the ability to host workshops and diverse learning opportunities to enable learning particularly for young people.
  • Understanding of the working of Scottish secondary schools
  • Lived experience of racialisation; identifying as Black, indeginous or a person of colour.
  • Passion for youth-led learning, decision making and advocacy.
  • Knowledge of learner centred and critical pedagogies.
  • Motivated by sharing anti-racist knowledge in communities and schools in an accessible way.
  • Desired: an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as Humanities or Social Sciences.

We value voluntary and paid experiences equally! We understand that people have experiences and skills that can’t be captured in formal job experience or qualifications – no matter what your experience level, if you think you’d be a good fit for the job then please apply! (Training and professional development opportunities will be available to the successful applicant.)

Application notes

Applications to be emailed to EducationTeamIYS@interculturalyouthscotland.org

Closing date: 3rd of October, 5pm

Interview date: 6th of October

Induction: 17th & 24th of October;

Approximate start date: 31th of October/ASAP

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are scheduled to be held on Thursday 6th of October. If you are not available that day, please let us know a time that suits you via email or in your application.