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Are you looking for a role where you can inspire young people, work with a highly motivated team and make a difference in your local community? Do you have the skills and enthusiasm to encourage young people to be their best selves? If so, we would love to hear from you!

SkillForce works in partnership with schools, drawing upon the skills of predominantly but not exclusively ex-Forces personnel, to inspire young people to succeed. In partnership with schools, we deliver a curriculum and activities that provide young people with knowledge, skills, experience and long term personal support and most importantly, the self belief to aspire and achieve. Our vision is that every young person, whatever their background or ability is given the chance to fulfil their true potential and become a valued member of the community.

We have exciting opportunities for experienced, high quality instructors to join our teams across the UK. Instructors are responsible for delivering a range of qualifications and awards that allow our students to achieve their potential and progress. Instructors need to be able to motivate and inspire students, unlocking their potential and improving their life chances.

“For me, what is so innovative about SkillForce is the way in which, using some of the most positive role models in society, it encourages self-discipline and respect for one another, old fashioned qualities which are needed evermore today.”

HRH The Duke of Cambridge KG KT



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Why work for us?

In addition to a satisfying and exciting career, SkillForce rewards the efforts of its team with a comprehensive range of benefits including;

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"I learnt so much from being in the Army. They really drum into you the importance of resilience, leadership, courage and discipline. To be able to pass on those values and the importance of respect to others is fantastic, and a real privilege. I heard about SkillForce and it was the perfect fit for me. I have now been able to complete a teacher training qualification with the charity. "

Former British Army Soldier

Success Story

Instructor: Alex Young
Former British Army soldier Alex Young is using his skills to inspire children and young people in Huddersfield and other parts of Yorkshire to succeed. The 27-year-old SkillForce instructor works with pupils at Ashbrow School in Huddersfield, amongst others, to...
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Learning and Development

We are committed to the continuous learning and professional development of our workforce to enable everyone to realise their full potential. We aim to engage all staff with a challenging and exciting learning culture and encourage openness, discussion and feedback so we can develop and continuously improve what we do.

  • All staff will have their own personal development plan with learning needs discussed and agreed with line managers, as we believe this encourages individuals to take responsibility for their own professional learning and development.
  • We operate a performance development review process which is designed to motivate staff to develop themselves and enhance their performance, identify training and development needs and recognise excellence and potential.
  • A week long induction training course is provided for instructors, which covers instructional techniques, safeguarding/child protection, health and safety, equality and diversity, teaching and learning standards, SkillForce programmes and mentoring.
  • CPD opportunities include completing a Certificate in Education, Coaching and Mentoring and Outdoor Education qualifications.

Need More Inspiration?

Take a look at our inspiring stories from instructors, students and schools.