Vacancy – Training Officer
Project Role: This is an essential personnel role aimed at enabling PCAP to successfully train people participating in its projects. PCAP’s projects, including the Black…
This is an essential personnel role aimed at enabling PCAP to successfully train people participating in its projects. PCAP’s projects, including the Black Communities Welfare Network, Hope After Covid and the Youth Innovation Fellowship programme, aim to train African and disadvantaged people of all ethnic origins to achieve their goals using PCAP’s unique 6-step training programme inspired by African philosophy. The Training Officer will strive to enable PCAP to achieve the following objectives:
• Successfully training project participants using PCAP’s unique training model;
• Delivering effective training sessions tailored to the specific needs of each participant;
• Increasing participants’ capacity to overcome the negative impact of Covid on their lives;
• Enhancing project participants’ self-confidence and ability to achieve their goals;
• Building strong and empathetic relationships with project participants that would lead to their post-training engagement with PCAP;
• Additional tasks as assigned by the PCAP Executive Director.
We are looking for a competent, dynamic and enthusiastic Training Officer, with relevant prior experience and the capacity to enable PCAP to fulfil the aforementioned objectives. Key responsibilities include:
● Liaising with the Executive Director to design effective training packages for participants;
● Delivering wellbeing, relaxation and self-improvement sessions to project participants after a successful induction period;
● Devising appropriate data requirements to enable tracking of participants’ journey from enrolment to post-training engagement;
● Monitoring, measuring and reporting on the impact of the training packages;
● Working smoothly with relevant colleagues and project partners to ensure a long-lasting legacy for PCAP’s projects.
Level of Skills/ Experience:
This is a flexible position that would be ideal for a candidate looking for part-time work. You will be operating both from the PCAP office in Lambeth and from home with – coronavirus restrictions permitting – occasional events and travel to represent PCAP at relevant engagements. All travel expenses outside your office location will be reimbursed.
We are seeking someone who:
● Easily connects with project participants and treats them with empathy and compassion;
● Displays the emotional intelligence, cultural sensitivity and empathy necessary to establish positive and supportive relationships with project participants;
● Has at least a year’s experience in training, teaching or coaching;
● Is confident at motivating and engaging with project participants at all levels;
● Can take the lead on supporting service-users;
● Has outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to work across the team and deliver on shared objectives;
● Is reliable in terms of working independently and remotely, and implementing agreed actions;
● Takes a positive, communicative and proactive approach to work and problem-solving;
● Has effective time management skills, with the capacity to independently oversee relevant training tasks;
● Can develop the role to adapt to the needs of the project and participants.
Subject to availability of funds for salaries, opportunities for further paid work and career development (including full-time and permanent position) will be offered to the right candidate.
Kindly note: a clear enhanced DBS certificate is mandatory for this role that involves working with young or vulnerable people. PCAP will cover all costs related to the DBS checks.
Please find a PDF of the role here.
To apply, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter stating why you are interested in this role.