Job Title:                       Chief Facilitator in Charge of Change Making

Day/Hours:                   16 days from Jan – November @ £175 (£2,800)

                                            (Jan – March: 5 days, March – July: 5 days, Sept – Nov: 2 days (roughly). 

                                           The exact dates will be set with you and in conjunction with the school)

Salary:                          £175 per day (8 hours)

Employment term:       Freelance

Location:                     Combination of remote working, in school activity in Poplar and planning Central in London


Overview of Role

Project “Yes, Let’s” pioneers an approach to children’s participation as a credible and vital part of governance for organisations working with and for children.  Yes, Let’s activities will estabish Children’s Board that will inform and inspire how Clowns Without Borders UK is run.

At its core, Yes, Let’s champions children’s rights to express their views and have them taken seriously. It shows the power and purpose of Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC), that every child has a right to freely express her or his views, in all matters affecting them, and its potential to revolutionise the way in which we interact with children.

Working with the Director of Clowns Without Borders UK, you’ll

Help to establish Clowns Without Borders’ first children’s participation board

  1. Help to establish Clowns Without Borders’ first children’s participation board
  2. Develop the skills, confidence and capacity of up to 60 children (2 classes) from Tower Hamlets to advocate for themselves, their communities and wider society

What Exactly?   

  • Working with Lundy’s model of participation, you’ll work in close collaboration with the Director of Clowns Without Borders UK to shape the long term vision of the project
  • Co-plan workshops for children (ages 5 – 11 years) that enable children to drive the process
  • Use a range of art based practices to engage and inspire children
  • Delivering half-day workshops in a primary school with the support of classroom teacher (s)
  • Collaborate with the CWB UK facilitator working with our trustees to help devise their “training”

What You Can Expect from Us?

Support from a small, friendly team who are passionate about using the arts create social change.  We are always on hand to offer support and gudidance but also trust our artists’ unqiue capabilities.  Our freelance facilitators bring skill and enthusiasm to each role. We want to let this shine.


Who Are We?

The scale of the global refugee crisis is staggering. Today, more than 70 million people are displaced worldwide — and half are children.   Millions of children are spending their childhoods without childhood development opportunities that can help them recover from adverse experiences and prepare them to thrive.

Clowns Without Borders UK (CWB UK) uses laughter and play to support children’s psychological, emotional and cognitive health at a critical time.  Using evidence-based practice, we share playful activities that support children’s emotional and social wellbeing.

We have shared performances and workshops with over 100,000 children in humanitarian settings.  Over 300 NGO workers have also taken part in our play-lead, Train-the-Trainer programmes.  The world’s largest NGO’s describe our work as “psycho-social first-aid” and recognise our “innovative approach which blends funds with psychological and humanitarians support, can reach children and help them heal faster.”


Necessary Skills

  • Significant experience of facilitating groups of primary school children
  • Experience of designing, planning and leading high-quality, arts and child-led sessions
  • Knowledge of a wide range of arts and a nuanced understanding of culture in all its forms
  • Flexibility of thought and approach and the ability to collaborate with a diverse range of people
  • Understanding and knowledge of safeguarding


DBS Check

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure and appointment to this post is subject to us being in receipt of a satisfactory DBS Disclosure under section 115 of the Police Act 1997



Please send a CV (no more than two pages) and one page cover letter to :


Closing DateFriday 7th January 2022