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Trainer – LGBTQIA+ Awareness, Curious Arts

Trainers needed to help create inclusive, welcoming spaces for our LGBTQIA+ community

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Opportunity – Proud Allies Trainer (Freelance)

Curious Arts and Northern Pride are seeking to extend our team of trainers to support and deliver our “Proud Allies” LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training.

Our Proud Allies training has been delivered to arts, culture & heritage organisations, charities, social care and educational settings, local authorities and more recently to larger scale commercial businesses and corporate industries including Sky, TWITCH, Northern Gas, Nexus, Cleveland Police and Northumbria Police. The training has been warmly received and due to popular demand we are increasing output and require more trainers to join our experienced and knowledgeable training team.

Since 2019 we have delivered over 150 training sessions to over 100 organisations. With over 2000 individuals having participated in the training, raising their awareness, increasing confidence around the use of inclusive language and providing a greater understanding of the intersectionality of the LGBTQIA+ community.

In 2023 we worked closely with Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGI) to deliver numerous Proud Allies training sessions to staff from the hospitality industry and tourism sector to ensure that the LGBTQIA+ community always receive a positive welcome when visiting the North East region.

The applicant

We are looking to welcome Trainers to our team, who can demonstrate the following; Robust knowledge of LGBTQIA+ life, culture and experiences;

● Identities
● Current affairs
● Legislation
● World events
● History
● Activism

Wider knowledge and awareness of;

● The Equality Act 2010
● The Gender Recognition Act 2004
● Discrimination and harassment
● Different forms of biases including Unconscious Biases
● Intersectionality and minority stress

Experience in;

● Training facilitation
● Workshop facilitation
● Delivery/facilitation in person and online/virtually
● Using Zoom and Google Workspace
● Managing groups of participants and smaller break out groups
● Working with participants at varied stages of their learning/journey.

The shape of training sessions

Proud Allies training is delivered through 3 hour sessions online via Zoom or in-person. The call for trainers is 3.5 hours in total for each session.

Training session times are usually 9:30am – 12:30noon, 1.30pm – 4.30pm and 6pm – 9pm.

Our Trainers are engaged on a freelance basis to meet training booking demand and are asked to share their availability with the Training Coordinator at fixed intervals throughout the year. Staffing is determined by availability and equitability for the wider training team.

Trainers will also be able to travel across the UK either as a driver, passenger or by train.

Some overnight stays may be required with travel and accommodation expenses reimbursed outside of the North East region.

Trainer fee:

A fee of £100 will be paid per session.
£16 per hour will be paid for pre-agreed meetings/admin.

Prior to on-boarding, the successful applicant will receive training and mentorship from our
experienced training team who currently deliver the training.


Applicants should:

● Be registered as Self Employed and be responsible for their own Tax and NI
● Evidence your previous background in training, workshops and facilitation
● Be confident in their approach, friendly, engaging, responsive and professional at all times
● Be based in the North East of England (preferred but not essential)
● Be a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally
● Have an Enhanced DBS or be willing to apply prior to starting

To apply:

Please email training@npride.org.uk:

● Your up-to-date CV or equivalent work history document (2 sides of A4 in total).
● A cover letter (1 side of A4) or an up to 4 minute audio/video recording detailing your experience, the eligibility factors stated above and your interest/suitability for the role.

Please state ‘Trainer Application’ and your name in the subject of your email.

Please also complete our equal opportunities form:


If we can support you to complete your application, you would prefer to apply via telephone conversation or have any questions about the role, please contact training@npride.org.uk

Curious Arts and Northern Pride are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and welcome your expertise/feedback on your experience. If you’d like to start a conversation please contact Curious Arts at hello@curiousarts.org.uk.

Key opportunity dates:

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 10th April 2024,12noon.
Shortlisting: Week commencing Monday 15th April 2024.
Interviews (via Zoom): Thursday 18th April 2024.
Notified of outcome: By Tuesday 23rd April 2024.
Indicative start date: May 2024.

All will be contacted regarding their application, with shortlisted applicants asked to attend an interview to discuss their application further.

About Curious Arts

Curious Arts is a North East based charity championing and developing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + arts, artists and communities across the region and beyond.

Curious Arts produces an ambitious year round programme of community focused, creative projects and events that celebrate and increase visibility of the North East’s LGBTQIA+ culture. Working in partnership with cultural and community organisations across the region.

Our current projects include: award winning Curious Festival, pop-up family event Mini Pride, original outdoor theatre work Wildflower, Creative Youth Groups across the North East, Gallery and Museum takeovers, LGBTQIA+ arts network Queer Arts North and many more!

Our values are: Creativity, Inclusivity and Visibility.

Find out more about our work at www.curiousarts.org.uk

Via social media: Facebook @teamcuriousarts, X @CuriousArts, Instagram @curious_arts

Or through our 2017-2023 celebration report: https://shorturl.at/mqJW3

About Northern Pride

Northern Pride are the North East’s biggest LGBTQIA+ charity specialising in events based activity, awareness campaigns and the Northern Pride Festival.

Focused on keeping our promise to the community, to proudly promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender culture through public celebration of their heritage, engaging in education and cultural activities that enrich the community, whilst raising awareness of the issues people face regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics whilst building mutual respect and working to end discrimination.

Find out more about our work at https://www.northern-pride.com

Via social media @northernprideuk on Facebook, X and Instagram.

For more information about Proud Allies training programme head to: www.northern-pride.com/training