Trainer / Assessor – Early Intervention Youth Project
Trainer/Assessor – Early Intervention Youth Project (ref: EIT-181)
£19,847 -£23,350 (unqualified); £22,526 -£26,501 (qualified)
Full Time – 35 hrs per week
Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2020
Closing date: 11pm, 13 January 2019
Interviews: 21 January 2019
Are you a proactive, efficient and influential individual who is passionate about making a difference to disadvantaged people? If so, St Giles Trust has a career-enhancing opportunity for a Trainer/Assessor to work on our award-winning Peer Advisor Programme.
About St Giles Trust
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.
At the heart of St Giles Trust’s crucial work is our Lottery-funded Peer Advisor Programme. This innovative programme has been designed to make a significant contribution to tackling poverty and social exclusion by training disadvantaged people to become professional caseworkers and provide high quality peer support that can improve people’s life chances in deprived areas. Plus, our caseworkers will also gain accredited qualifications such as a Level 3 in Advice and Guidance.
About this vital role
You will focus on identifying, engaging with and recruiting learners with the relevant skills and motivation. You will interview and assess applicants to form an individual learning plan, before delivering tailored training programmes that will lead to a Level 3 Certificate in Advice and Guidance.
You will also support learners to secure voluntary placements and carry them out effectively, plus prepare and support learners to progress into permanent employment. Carrying out regular reviews, exit interviews and evaluations with learners and other stakeholders, as well as maintaining and updating all records required for project monitoring purposes, are also key elements of this role.
To secure this exciting opportunity, you must have:
- Level 3 Award in Education & Training or equivalent teaching qualification, Level 3 in Advice & Guidance or equivalent experience, relevant Assessor qualification or working towards this
- A proven track record of supporting clients into employment and delivering training to disadvantaged learners
- The ability to apply a creative approach to planning programmes and activities that support the development of those already in work to improve their circumstances and employment situation
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational abilities, plus impressive attention to detail
- Sympathy with the aims and ethos of St Giles Trust as an organisation
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more.