Be Internet Citizens: Teacher Trainer

October 15, 2021
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ISD are requesting proposals from qualified consultants to provide training to educators on online harms, and work with ISD on outreach strategies to expand the engagement of Be Internet Citizens across the UK teaching community.

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Scope of work
As part of BIC activity in the Autumn and Winter Terms 2021/22, ISD will organise a series of teacher training sessions that give educators the core knowledge and confidence to deliver the curriculum independently in their classrooms. The programme has been running teacher trainings for over three years, including digitally during the pandemic. While this is an essential goal for scaled provision, it has also proven labour intensive for ISD’s in-house team who need to focus on developing new activity strands, updating curricula in line with latest evidence and piloting gold-standard Monitoring and Evaluation tools.

As such, our new strategy centres on engaging ‘force multipliers’ who can draw on their existing networks, either with specific teacher communities or school clusters – these third parties would not only lead trainings (having been quality assured from our side), but also take responsibility for ensuring strong outreach, promotion and turnout at the events themselves. We hope to decentralise the training element both through third-party providers, local councils, Initial Teacher Trainers (ITTs) or even Multi-Academy Trusts – those who can leverage access to large groups of schools or teachers, as well as a wellspring of trust within the sector. This is not only to streamline the process, but expand our engagement to whole new pockets of the UK teaching community who may be unaware of the programme to date.


The consultant will provide the following services by the end of January 2022:

• Immersion in the Be Internet Citizens resources, with support from ISD team;
• Design of an appropriate training format to cover the full Unit of Work, drawing on ISD’s past experience and materials (remote or face-to-face, as appropriate);
• Promotion and outreach for training events, as well as ongoing communication with participants;
• Collaboration with ISD to arrange event logistics as needed (e.g. physical venues);
• Delivery of Be Internet Citizens training to min. 350 secondary school teachers across the UK;
• Reporting on success of training events and any lessons learned;
• Overseeing basic M&E for participating teachers (e.g. pre- and post-surveys).

The consultant will report into ISD’s Be Internet Citizens Project Manager, with oversight from a Senior Policy Manager. They will be supported by the Project Associate in executing their deliverables.


It is anticipated that the consultant will complete all deliverables outlined within a timeframe of 15-20 days’ work over the period October 2021 – January 2022 (where a day = 8 hours). Immediate start dates are preferred, dependent on availability.


Consultant specifications
We welcome applications from consultants who meet the following criteria:

• Strong experience designing and/or delivering front-line training for teachers;
• Demonstrable networks within the UK education sector;
• An understanding of and commitment to the core mission of ISD and Be Internet Citizens;
• Intercultural and interpersonal awareness.
• Familiar with Digital Citizenship Education topics (e.g. mis-/disinformation; hate speech);
• Highly organised with the ability to multi-task and respond proactively to changing needs;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Application process
To apply, please submit:
• A CV and a brief proposed methodology (500 words max) for meeting the deliverables outlined above, including an indicative budget.

Proposals must be submitted via email to Jennie King [email protected] and Hugo Besancon [email protected] by 17:00 BST on Friday 15 October 2021. Please use the email subject line ‘Be Internet Citizens Teacher Trainer Role’.

ISD reserves the right to interview and appoint applicants prior to the closing date of this vacancy.

ISD reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted and to request additional information from all proposers. ISD reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.
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