Debate Mate is Hiring!

About Debate Mate

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.


Debate Mate Limited (Debate Mate’s commercial arm) is looking to fill the following position:

Please pass this information onto anybody you think might be interested. The full information is included in the linked Job Description and Person Specification below.

Associate (2-year trainee programme)

Location: Flexible, with regular travel to London

Salary: £25,000 – £30,000

The post will begin on Monday, the 5th of September 2022. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter (each should be no more than two pages in length) detailing your experience and suitability for the role to Georgia Parkin:

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday the 27th May 2022.

Interviews will take place via video conferencing the week commencing the 6th of June. There will be a second round of interviews for candidates who are successful in the first round.

We are aiming to inform the successful candidate by the end of June.