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FREELANCE VR WORKSHOP LEADER

Freelance VR Workshop Leader

PrimeVR are looking for enthusiastic workshop leaders to join their team in 2022.

 

Are you looking for a flexible freelance role around your current commitments? Do you like presenting in front of a class? Are you interested in technology?

 

If you said yes to all of the above, this role could be the perfect opportunity for you!

 

About PrimeVR 

PrimeVR was founded in 2017 by a qualified teacher and has grown to become the UK’s leading VR workshop company for schools. Our workshops are a great way of bringing the national curriculum to life. We can blast pupils into space, drop them into the rainforest and even take them to the depths of the ocean. Over the past five years, we have visited over 1,000 schools across the UK, delivering more than 15 different topics and we’ve inspired over 100,000 students using virtual reality. PrimeVR has now reached an exciting chapter and is ready to relaunch with its brand-new headsets and workshops to schools across the UK.

Over the past five years, we have gained a reputation for delivering inspiring and educationally driven workshops. This has only been possible through our professional and friendly team who have amassed more than two hundred 5* reviews through Google, Trustpilot and Facebook.  

 

About the role

Successful candidates will be responsible for delivering our workshops to schools across the UK, including both primary (predominantly) and secondary settings. Our leaders need to be enthusiastic, friendly and professional at all times to ensure that students and teachers have an exceptional experience delivered by PrimeVR. Although our virtual reality headsets provide a real ‘wow’ experience, it’s our workshop leaders that are responsible for creating a safe and effective learning environment. It’s important to us that students are engaged and challenged through questions, discussions and activities whilst actively participating in our workshops.

 

Key characteristics

In order to join the PrimeVR team, you must be:

  • An excellent communicator (both verbally and in writing). You will be responsible for presenting to students from KS2 (7 years old) all the way up to KS3 (14 years old). You will also need to be confident in communicating with school staff, from senior leaders to the premises team. 
  • Organised, punctual and reliable. It’s a huge effort for schools to book workshops and invite external visitors onsite. Risk assessments, permission slips and logistics take a lot of planning for schools. It’s our responsibility to ensure we are on time, and that we know what we are doing by delivering an experience above and beyond expectation. 
  • Calm, patient and friendly. As all teachers (and parents) know, children can be testing at times. It’s important that no matter what situation you are presented with, you are able to keep calm and work under pressure. 
  • Hardworking and motivated. A typical day in a school starts at 9am and finishes at 3pm but you must operate at 100% during this time and your enthusiasm should be contagious. If you’re despondent, tired or not ‘feeling it’, this will rub off on the students in your workshop. 
  • Proactive and passionate. We want people to come up with new ideas and contribute to the development of our workshops. We cover some really interesting topics, from Ancient Rome to Outer Space and we want workshop leaders who share our passion for delivering these subjects. 
  • Comfortable with technology. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist, but you need to be comfortable around technology and willing to learn. Taking the time to be curious through trial and error is one of the best ways to learn about our technology. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Commuting and driving to schools in your designated region. Workshop leaders are not obliged to accept bookings and travel commitments can be discussed during the interview process. 
  • Arrive at the school in good time (usually 9am), set up our VR headsets, deliver four inspiring workshops across the school day and finish by 3.30pm. Start and finish times may vary depending on the school booking. 
  • Promote PrimeVR’s other workshops and services in schools and distribute learning materials to teachers and students. 
  • Manage and maintain PrimeVR’s VR equipment, ensuring the headsets are always cleaned and charged after a school booking. You will also be responsible for the safety of the equipment. This will include ensuring that schools adhere to our terms and conditions and that PrimeVR’s insurance policy is met regarding storing the equipment. 
  • Depending on your region, you may be asked to coordinate and share VR equipment between team members. 
  • Provide feedback and a summary of the day to your booking coordinator. 

 

Requirements 

  • Experience in a classroom or through sports coaching is desirable but this is not essential. Having confidence to present and an enthusiasm for delivering a subject can be enough. 
  • A clear enhanced DBS certificate. You also must be willing to sign up to the Update Service. 
  • A full UK driving license with access to a car. 
  • A willingness to travel across your region, with potential drives up to 2 hours. Open to staying overnight is also a bonus. 
  • High standard of literacy (minimum Grade C in English Language) 

 

Benefits 

  • £110 – £135 day rate, plus expenses 
  • 0.45p/mile travel expenses, outside of a 20-mile radius 
  • Overnight accommodation and meal allowance provided if required 
  • Flexible hours 
  • Casual work dress 

 

Information to declare about this role

  • This is a freelance/self-employed role. Due to the nature of our business, we cannot guarantee work and so this role would suit someone looking for a flexible working arrangement. 
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for declaring their own income with HMRC through self-assessment. 
  • If candidates are not on the Update Service with an enhanced DBS certificate, PrimeVR will need to submit an application (this can take up to six weeks). PrimeVR will pay the cost of the DBS certificate, but candidates will be responsible for signing up to the Update Service (£13/year).

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