What we’re looking for?

Passionate & qualified engineers (students too) required! We have up to 5 places available for engineering Role Models on our Library Summer Programme, backed by the Royal Academy of Engineering (Ingenious Awards) and in partnership with Halifax Library in Calderdale, West Yorkshire.

Designed to inspire, reconnect communities and increase opportunities, this programme will work with children and families in historically underrepresented groups in engineering, delivering relevant workshops and activities with a focus on engineering and cultural heritage.

Who are we looking for?

We’d love to hear from applicants that represent the communities we work with and welcome applications from young people, Black, Asian or minority ethnic persons, working-class people, marginalised genders, and people who have a disability, impairment or learning difference. We are an employer that values lived experience at all levels of our organisation.

If you would like to discuss any support for expressing interest, please get in touch with Elle at elle@brightboxmakerspace.com 

  • Engineers from all engineering backgrounds, at all stages of their career, who want to give back to the community

  • Engineers interested in learning more about workshop design and delivery

  • A diverse group that represents the communities we work with – particularly if you identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic and/or disabled, are female or non-binary

We welcome all applications and would particularly love to hear from people with direct lived experience.

What do you need from me?

  • Submit an expression of interest by Friday the 16th of July, 11:59 PM
  • Complete sign-up form

  • Complete the provided event guide template, detailing your workshop including a description, any required materials, risks to consider and general flow of your workshop or discussion
  • Commit to facilitating two 90-minute activities or discussions with children (aged 7-11). Our summer programme runs from the 2nd of August to 2nd of September, Monday to Thursday at 1pm.

  • Encourage participants to give feedback

  • Attend a post event meeting with the Brightbox Impact team to give feedback on the event

What if I’ve never led a workshop before?

Don’t worry, we’re all learners every day! We want you to feel confident engaging underrepresented groups so that you get the most out of your experience as a role model and so that children and families on this programme feel inspired and encouraged to make links between their own local heritage and engineering.

The Brightbox team will support your design using our event guide template and make sure you are familiar with our values, including how to:

  • co-create and ask questions that encourage problem-solving and teamwork

  • address privilege, language and being actively anti-racist

  • ensure activities are safe

  • create activities related to your career

  • create repeatable workshops and virtual tools for online participation

Equal Opportunities

We’d love to hear from applicants that represent the communities we work with and welcome applications from young people, Black, Asian or minority ethnic persons, working-class people, marginalised genders, and people who have a disability, impairment or learning difference. We are an employer that values lived experience at all levels of our organisation.

If you would like to discuss any support for expressing interest, please get in touch with Elle at elle@brightboxmakerspace.com

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Royal Academy of Engineering (Ingenious Awards) and in partnership with Halifax Library in Calderdale, West Yorkshire.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • First Session – The learning phase! Pilot your workshop for real and get to know what worked – and what didn’t.
    Second Session – After some reflection supported by the Impact Team, you will be able to use your findings to improve your final activity.

  • No, this is a voluntary position.

  • Online, details will be confirmed.

  • Yes, a member of the Brightbox team will be at each workshop to help moderate.

  • DBS is not required but desirable.

  • Before the day, you will speak with the team to finalise your workshop design and briefed on tech support.

    First session

    On the day, there will be up to 10 children per workshop.

    After the event, we will ask you to provide some feedback on how it went. This will be a quick 15-minute call with a Brightboxer.

    Second session

    On the day, there will be a different group of children and you will use your reflections to deliver an even more fantastic workshop!

    After the event, you will need to join us for a 1-hour focus group with our Impact Team.

  • Just one activity or discussion repeated.