Conversational English Lead Facilitator

Role Title: Conversational English Lead Facilitator
Responsible to: Activities and Volunteering Coordinator
Volunteering hours: 10 – 11:30am, every Friday


Mustard Tree aims to combat poverty and create life transforming opportunities for people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.

Role Purpose

To lead the delivery of our Conversational English Club, enabling our Freedom volunteers and visitors to practice their English language skills within an informal and supportive environment.

What you’ll be doing: Role Description

  • To lead and facilitate conversational practice workshops to groups with mixed abilities and interests on a weekly basis.
  • Work with Volunteering Coordinator to develop activities that encourage learners to use a wide variety of language functions.
  • Work with Volunteering Coordinator to develop beginner, intermediate and advanced ‘conversation starter’ work sheets to cater for the range of abilities within the class.
  • Work alongside and support Corporate Volunteers who will at least be attending once a month.
  • Encourage learners to engage with each other rather than simply relying on conversations with yourself or volunteers supporting the class.
  • Provide support to Freedom Volunteers and guests as they learn new skills.
  • Identify where volunteers/participants may benefit from additional support and feed this back to the Volunteering Coordinator.
  • Responsible for signing attendees in and out of the class.

General Volunteering Duties

  • Work within health & safety guidelines and Mustard Tree policies and procedures
  • Embody Mustard values and represent the charity as required
  • Support Freedom Project participants/volunteers and service users to feel part of the community

What we’re looking for: Person Specification

Specification Essential / Desirable
Good English language ability both in written and verbal form Essential
Enjoys working and building relationships with a range of people from different backgrounds Essential
Good time management and competent administration skills with the ability to multi-task Essential
Flexible and can-do attitude – encouraging others to work to our vision and values Essential
Experience in working with vulnerable adults Essential
Experience delivering English Language or ESOL classes Desirable


To apply, please complete the application form provided.

If you would like to know more about the role or have any queries regarding volunteering, please contact the Activities and Volunteering Coordinator at

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