A competitive fee per workshop and expenses will be provided after an initial training period. All workshop material will be provided, and you will be fully briefed and trained in how to present it.
Workshops are generally for between 5 and 25 adult participants. These are researchers (PhD students or postdoctoral researchers) in science, technology, engineering or medicine, and occasionally other academic subjects. Some will be non-native English speakers and have varying levels of spoken and written English; however, their English is always good enough for them to work or study in a UK university.
Workshop dates will generally be booked at least a month in advance, and the location, timing and fee will be agreed between you and Cofactor. There may also be short-notice bookings that may be paid at an accordingly higher rate. You will be able to decline any booking. Once you have committed to a booking you must present the workshop unless illness or other unavoidable circumstance prevents you from doing so.
Your training will be in London, and for this you will need to be able to travel to London 1-3 times at your own expense. Most workshop bookings are likely to be in southeast England, though other locations worldwide are possible. Once you are presenting Cofactor workshops independently, travel expenses will be paid from anywhere in the UK, and possibly from further afield depending on the client’s policies.
Cofactor believes in equality, respect, minimising our negative impact on the environment, and open science, and the terms of our agreement will require that you uphold and adhere to these values in the course of providing your services to Cofactor and its clients. See Our values for more.
To apply, please send your CV to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Freelance trainer application’. Please focus your CV on the requirements listed above; for example, a list of scientific publications is irrelevant.