Chess in Schools and Communities- Intern

CSC is offering a 3-month full-time internship at our Head Office in Baker Street.

This role will involve working with eclectic duties in a small team at a charity dedicated to bringing the social and educational benefits of chess to schoolchildren and the community.

The primary role would be to assist the charity’s fundraising in applications for grants to trusts and foundations as well proposals to corporates.

The ideal candidate would possess;

  • Good written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flair for presentation
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office

Desirable but not necessary;

  • Understanding of chess
  • Commercial acumen

Renumeration: Travel expenses, a lunch allowance and a small stipend will be provided. 

Please submit CVs to James Corrigan at [email protected]

Start date: As soon as convenient.


CSC Prison Tutor- vacancy (part time)

CSC is looking for a chess tutor to run weekly chess clubs in prisons ISIS Belmarsh and HMP Wandsworth

Applicants should contact [email protected]


Chess Tutors

Our innovative approach is to teach chess as a classroom subject in curriculum time. We aim to teach a whole year group at a school; sometimes more than one.

As a tutor you will teach each class in a year group for an hour a week and possibly run a club before or after the lessons. During the lesson you will be supported by the class teacher or teaching assistant. We will provide a 30 week curriculum - 10 weeks a term with comprehensive lesson plans, worksheets and handouts. We also provide work books.

We run  regular training courses for tutors on teaching chess.

Our tutors are currently active in 300 schools in 80 boroughs and regions across England and Wales. While it is important to have a basic knowledge of chess we have found that having classroom experience or the ability to work with children in a classroom setting is of great value. Enthusiasm and a passion for learning are essential.

If you are interested please complete our  tutor vacancies form. Please provide the names and contact details of two referees and their relationship to you. We will also expect you to attend one of our tutor training courses.

Please do not hesitate to contact CSC Head Office if you require any further information.


Chess Volunteer Tutors Needs!

Could you spare one or two hours a week to help your local community?

Chess in Schools and Communities are looking for volunteers to help run a chess club at Libraries.

The main qualifications are enthusiasm and a basic knowledge of the game of chess!

CSC will provide training and support. If you would like to do so in your local library please get in touch.

For further information please contact our coordinator Dan Staples.

West Bridgford Library, Nottinghamshire

Ecclesfield Library, Sheffield

Goldthorpe Library, Barnsley