Plastic-Free Periods Schools Program – Northern England Teacher Trainer

Reporting to: National Coordinator
Hours of work: 2 days per month (24 days annually)
Contract: one year freelance contract
Salary: £175 per day
Location: Regionally based – work from home
Role covers: North England includes Newcastle, Leeds, York, Liverpool and Manchester. Travel within region required.

This project build on the work already done to reduce plastic pollution from menstrual products as part of our Plastic Free Periods campaign

The Plastic-Free Periods schools programme aims to bring about a UK revolution in education for health-conscious, environmentally friendly menstrual products. This programme is part of a collaborative project between the Women’s Environmental Network and City to Sea, leading to widespread behaviour change that reduces plastic pollution from periods. The project will enable and empower teachers and educators to help us reach the critical mass, or ‘tipping point’ needed to fully mainstream reusable period products and make them as accessible as possible.

What we’re going to do:   

  • Deliver a PHSE Association certified Plastic-Free Periods workshop programme in schools, universities and community centres nationally to raise awareness of plastic in disposable menstrual products and educate on the wide range of plastic-free options available
  • Train 600 school educators and 50 Environmenstrual Ambassadors to deliver interactive workshops to around 19,000 participants
  • Champion reusable menstrual products such as menstrual cups, cloth pads, reusable period underwear and plastic-free disposables

Purpose of the Job

To co-deliver the Plastic Free Periods schools programme, a 12 month project designed to reach more than 20,000 pupils across the UK. 

Scope of the job

Deliver teacher training workshops using the resources and materials provided, collect feedback from teachers and students and liaise with the National Coordinator.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience in the education sector or in delivering training
  • Ability to self-manage time
  • You’re already using reusables and are comfortable talking about them.


  • Experience in the education sector and an understanding of existing education systems and networks
  • An understanding of how the primary and secondary school curriculum works
  • An understanding of project reporting and evaluation

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver Plastic Free Periods Teacher Training Programme to teachers at schools in your Region, using the materials provided.
  • Maintain positive relationships with teaching networks and individuals.
  • Manage the dissemination of free product samples to teachers.
  • Collect feedback from teachers and adapt training events where appropriate.
  • Relay any urgent resource updates or amendments required to the National Coordinator.
  • Manage personal travel budget.
  • Liaise with the National Coordinator about any local press and media opportunities.

In return you’ll get:

  • The opportunity to work for an award-winning not for profit
  • The chance to work on meaningful projects that show a positive impact on our 
  • Plus, you’ll work with a great group of like-minded people who will always be there to help answer any questions

How to apply

Click here to apply!

Closing date: June 21st

Though all applicants will be treated equally regardless of sex, race or other status, we particularly those from black and minority ethnic groups. 

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