Creative Writing Lead Facilitator

Role Purpose

To lead the delivery of creative writing workshops for Freedom Project volunteers, enabling them to explore new talents and achieve creative goals within a supportive community.

Role Title: Creative Writing Lead Facilitator
Responsible to: Activities and Volunteering Coordinator
Volunteering hours: Thursdays 10am -12pm


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

What you’ll be doing: Role Description

  • To lead and facilitate creative writing workshops with mixed abilities and interests.
  • To develop weekly lesson plans and provide a framework to allow attendees to progress throughout the term.
  • To develop creative writing projects as agreed with the Creative and Volunteering Manager.
  • Provide support to Freedom Project Volunteers and guests as they learn new skills.
  • To participate in exhibitions of Freedom Project Volunteers’ and guests’ work as needed.
  • Work with the Volunteering Coordinator to delegate tasks to volunteers in supporting roles.
  • Responsible for signing people in and out of the class and returning sign in sheets to the Activities and Volunteering Coordinator.

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 volunteers and service users to feel part of the community

What we’re looking for: Person Specification

Specification Essential / Desirable
Enjoys working and building relationships with a range of people from different backgrounds Essential
Good communication with staff, volunteers and guests Essential
A passion for writing and supporting others as they develop their own passion and skills Essential
Able to plan and provide structure to sessions, while also being able to work flexibly according to group needs Essential
Flexible and can-do attitude – encouraging others to work to our vision and values Essential
Experience in working with vulnerable adults Essential
Creative writing qualification or background Desirable

If this sounds like the role for you, please get in touch using our Friend Of MT Application Form and contact so that we can find out a bit more about you, your skills, and interests.

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