Debate Mate are hiring!

Debate Mate are looking for someone to fill a new position: 

Programme Director, Education UK

Debate Mate is a social business that uses debating to deliver key skills to young people in areas of high child poverty.  Focusing on developing communication, interpersonal and higher order thinking skills, and building confidence and self-esteem, Debate Mate uses university student debaters to deliver a range of innovative, cutting-edge educational programmes.

Debate Mate works with young people of ALL abilities, providing opportunities to children in some of the UK’s most challenging schools.

Based in the Brixton area, our Core Programme runs in person in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, and online across the UK. Debate Mate also operates in USA, Israel, Jamaica, Africa, Nepal and the UAE, and are a rapidly expanding organisation.  6000 young people take part in Debate Mate clubs each week, 800 university students currently mentor on Debate Mate programmes, and Debate Mate runs some of the biggest debating competitions in the UK.  Debate Mate is supported by Bank of America, Deloitte, UBS, Goldman Sachs, the BBC, Comic Relief, NOW: Pensions, Slaughter and May, Simmons and Simmons, Shearman and Sterling, major hedge and investment funds, and others.

The Education UK team oversee all of our student and teacher training programmes, as well as manage our bespoke partnerships with organisations like Comic Relief, RSPCA, Number 10 Downing Street, The Economist, Unicef and Intelligence Squared.

The post would start in October. Expressions of interest close on Oct 1st – so please email before then!

Salary: £22,000.  

The job description can be found HERE.

If you are interested, please send an expression of interest to Georgia (