Course Writer (Sustainability)


Hackney, London

Paid • Full or Part Time • Temporary [email protected] 0207 613 8343 Paul Anderson

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 21st June 2021   2 days left

Voyage is a charity that empowers and enables young black people through a range of educational and leadership courses, specialist and peer mentoring, developmental and skills building opportunities and work experience. It is both youth and BAME led and has a strong and growing track record of effective and recognised impact. 

Through consultation with our environmental partners and youth advisory board, we have planned the development of a new course, Young Leaders for Sustainable Cities, which aims to provide our young people with the skills and knowledge to lead and advocate for more environmentally conscious lives. It is a 12-week level 2 course for year 9s and 10s and will act as a prerequisite to our graduates’ scheme where participants will have access to a range of supportive services including mentoring and work experience in the environment sector. The course will educate young people on sustainability, climate change, pollution and conservation and will frame the complexity of environmental justice and the disproportionate impact of climate change and pollution on particular racial groups. The broader impact of this course will be the diversification of the environment sector which, after farming, is the least diverse sector in the UK, as well as to address the disproportionally high level of black unemployment rates.

The course will begin in September as a pilot project, so we are looking for an educational course writer to assist in the development of the course from June through to August. Someone with experience of writing a level 2 or above accredited course is desirable, but not necessary, and we are open to professionals with an environmental education. We will use one of the four following accreditors for the course; One Awards, Pearson’s, EduQual or Open College Network London. 

The course development will be overseen by our Special Project Manager and will involve the input of all of our team and our youth advisory board. 

Please send your CV and a cover letter that outlines how you fit the requirements of the role to [email protected]

Application deadline: Monday 21st June 2pm

Key Stages: 

  • June 21st - 25th: Interviews.
  • June: Initial planning with Voyage team to outline the details of the brief and agree deliverables and outcomes for the project.
  • July: The development and first draft of the course and check in and update to obtain ongoing reviews and feedback from Voyage staff
  • August: Edit and refine upon youth consultation and staff feedback, present final draft to Voyage Youth team and sign and agree to copyrights