Inspire, Debate, Change

Help shape our new political education programme for Primary School children in Southampton.

Informaton icon Help shape our new political education programme for Primary School children in Southampton.

Location icon Southampton

Clock icon Flexible

What is Inspire, Debate, Change

Inspire, Debate, Change is a programme that is currently being developed between Bristol Hub and Southampton Hub. The aim of the programme is to engage primary school aged children in the political processes of their country, learn about their rights, and inspire them to make change in their local communities. This will be in the form of citizenship workshops delivered by student volunteers.

This programme has been being developed since February 2020, and now we are recruiting student leaders from Bristol and Southampton to assist with the launch of the project. We are aiming to launch the programme in the Spring of 2021.

What is the role?

We are looking for Student Leaders who will be enthusiastic about the project and passionate about launching the pilot. The leaders will work closely with Catherine Taplin-Thorpe (Southampton Programmes Manager), Sophie Payne (Bristol Programmes Manager), and the other student leaders to develop the programme, refine the workshops, and train volunteers in the Spring term.

The role will be flexible around you in the Autumn Term 2020, with more regular commitment in the Spring Term. You will also become a member of the Southampton Hub Committee, and will be expected to attend committee meetings once a week, along with helping with fundraising.

Skills and employability

Communication, teamwork, leadership, adaptability, time management, safeguarding, school liaison, behaviour management, tutoring, academic support, pastoral support and working with external staff are all skills you will gain by taking part in Inspire, Debate, Change.

This is a very unique role within the Hub, and you will be driving forward this new project into it's first run.

Can I sign up to volunteer instead?

Yes! We will be actively recruiting come January 2020, however you can sign up if you would like to be emailed when applications open.

How will I be chosen?

The candidates will be interviewed and shortlisted by Staff and voted in my the rest of the members of the society.

Reasonable adjustments

Inspire, Debate, Change is committed to being an inclusive programme, and encourages all students to get involved. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, your volunteering placement, and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including if you want to disclose a disability or special educational needs, please do get in touch with Catherine at and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.


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