Trainer/Assessor - Open to flexibility
£19,847 - £30,476 pa (depending on qualification)
Maternity cover until 30 June 2017
Full Time – 35 hours per week
Various HMP sites across Yorkshire
Closing date: Monday 16th January 2016
Do you have a good understanding of the issues facing individuals with multiple and complex needs whilst in prison or on release and experience of delivering training and learning opportunities to disadvantaged learners? Are you ready for a working life that’s varied and rewarding and provides an opportunity for both personal and professional growth? Then join us as a Trainer/Assessor and you could soon be putting your enviable skills and experience to excellent use.
A well-established charity that helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged people to move their lives forward, St. Giles Trust offers support to help people overcome any issues that might be holding them back. Often, this is provided by the people who know best how to help - those who have been there themselves. Working in prisons with prison leavers to prevent the likelihood of someone re-offending on release is a big part of what we do, and it's here that we need your invaluable skills and experience.
What you’ll be doing:
- Recruiting, supporting and developing ex-offenders in custody to become St. Giles Trust Peer Advisers and identifying suitable placements for them
- Delivering training, support (including 1-2-1) and assessment for Peer Advisers to enable them to complete work placements and achieve City & Guilds Level 3 Advice and Guidance qualifications
- Including a range of relevant outside speakers in the training programme and tailoring the courses to meet the needs and interests of different groups of learners
- Making sure training focuses on the relevant skills and knowledge associated with resettlement work and responds to the different learning styles and the disadvantaged backgrounds of Peer Advisers
- Maintaining accurate records and contributing to the implementation of St. Giles Trust policies and procedures.
And what you’ll need:
- An A1 Assessors qualification or willingness to achieve it and a proven ability to assess learners in work situations/in a prison environment and support them to achieve Level 3 qualifications
- Familiarity with Estyn, Matrix and HMIP standards and an understanding of the importance of quality assurance in teaching and learning
- The understanding it takes to deliver high quality training and support to groups and individuals, including adults who face barriers to learning, using a range of approaches
- Strong IT skills and experience of completing learner paperwork and using monitoring systems to record actions and outcomes and prepare reports in a variety of formats
- Familiarity with the safeguarding framework, excellent relationship building skills and the ability to resolve any conflicts professionally and adapt quickly to meet the changing needs of the service.
Please note role may close earlier than advertised if a suitable amount of applications are received.
In return you can expect a competitive salary and generous leave allowance, staff pension scheme, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice & counseling service, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more besides.
For further information or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.