English Conversation Club Facilitator – Ancoats

Can you help lead conversations, creating an informal opportunity for people to chat and practice their English in a safe space?

Help Mustard Tree provide a platform for people to improve their English and build towards qualifications in an open and supportive environment.

What you’ll be doing: Role Description

  • Helping plan and deliver sessions and workshops to groups with mixed abilities and interests on a weekly basis
  • Supporting the lead facilitator in developing activities that promote and encourage participants to use a range of language functions
  • Creating and maintaining a comfortable, casual atmosphere where participants are encouraged to confidently speak up, chat and engage with each other
  • Encouraging participation and helping build participant’s confidence, whilst understanding that not everyone will ‘jump right in’
  • Being friendly, patient and supportive
  • Being comfortable providing advice and support around English language skills

General Volunteering Duties

  • Work within health, safety and safeguarding guidelines and Mustard Tree policies and procedures
  • Embody Mustard tree values and represent the charity as required

What we’re looking for: Person Specification

Specification  Essential / Desirable 
Good English language ability both in written and verbal form  Essential 
Experience of working in a team  Essential 
Good interpersonal skills Essential 
Flexible and can-do attitude – encouraging others to work to our vision and values  Essential 
Experience working with vulnerable adults  Desirable 
Experience with tutoring, supporting, or leading a workshop  Desirable 


Our English Conversation Club runs from 10:00am11:00am on Wednesdays, so volunteers would be expected to be available from 9:45am until 11:15am.

We would ask for a minimum commitment of at least 10 weeks, as consistent as possible.

Contact Information

If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity, please submit an online Friend Of Mustard Tree application form.

Alternatively, you can complete the attached Friend Of Mustard Tree application form and email to anna.rabinowitz@mustardtree.org.uk.

If you have any queries, please call 0161 228 7331.

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