THE COLLEGE OF PSYCHIC STUDIES: RECRUITMENT
This page provides information specific to Freelance Consultants of any kind. Please make sure to also read all other relevant recruitment pages linked below.
ABOUT OUR FREELANCE CONSULTANTS
The College’s termly programme of events is delivered by a team of self-employed freelance consultants who offer lectures, courses, workshops and private consultations on behalf of the College’s charitable trustees.
A Programme Committee meets on a termly basis to consider expressions of interest submitted by prospective consultants who wish to contribute to the College’s programme by delivering one or more of its core services. Alongside this more ‘reactive’ committee-review process, trustees, support-staff, consultants, volunteers and members proactively seek information about trends that accord with the College’s vision and objectives. The College also participates in an ongoing effort to forge links with like-minded organisations both here and abroad, to keep abreast of publishing trends, and to make direct contact with authors, visionaries, scientists and provocative thinkers.
In order to properly coordinate a given programme of events, each term’s bookings are considered far in advance. The timeframe between actual receipt of an expression of interest and the consideration of an event itself is often therefore lengthy.
Freelance consultants deliver the College’s evening lectures, demonstrations and interactive ‘masterclasses’ on various topics throughout each term. Many of our presenters travel to London from abroad, and combine their lectures at the College either with private consultations, weekend workshops or appearances booked with other like-minded organisations within the UK and Europe.
Freelance consultants deliver the College’s weekend workshops, often in order to give greater dimension to the provocative discussions that are introduced in an evening lecture or masterclass. Again, many of these workshops are arranged within a travel itinerary from a person based abroad, and often timetable with appearances booked with other like-minded organisations within the UK and Europe.
It is the aim of the College to demonstrate sensitivity, mediumship and trance of the highest standard. All the sensitives and mediums working at the College have been trained for many years, and are vetted by the College’s charitable trustees. Some individuals seek evidence of survival, whilst others wish to obtain spiritual guidance or practical advice. Freelance consultants provide this broad array of private consultations on behalf of the trustees.
Probationer sensitives, who have undertaken extensive development at the College or other appropriate like-minded organisations, are chosen individually on a probationary basis when considered ready to begin providing services on behalf of the trustees. Probationer sensitives offer consultations at a subsidised rate, during which time their work is monitored through feedback received from clientele and assessed at intervals.
Freelance consultants provide course tutoring via an array of courses offered in accordance with the vision and objectives of the College’s charitable trustees. Some of our courses are accredited, but by no means the majority. Some of our tutors have specific training in delivering adult education, but this is not considered a prerequisite in most instances.
Appropriate development of core competencies is generally demonstrated over time through the selection process itself: those who provide tutoring have typically attained a high degree of development in their chosen subject, often through longstanding study at the College itself. Where appropriate, such development is monitored over time through study under the direction of one or more of our senior course tutors, before consideration is made.
Where there is demonstrable evidence that development of core competencies has been gained by other means, the trustees, in collaboration with others, consider a prospective course tutor in relation to such appropriately-gained experience.
Generally speaking, the assessment process of a prospective course tutor might firstly include one or more of the following in succession: the provision of private consultations with supportive feedback as a probationer sensitive, participation in the delivery of lectures, demonstrations or masterclasses, and/or the delivery of workshops or other events with supportive feedback as a presenter.