We are currently receiving applications for the following position:

Job title: Choices Facilitator
This post is part-funded by the National Lottery Community Foundation (NCLF)

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Hours: 22.5 hours, spread over 4 days if possible 9.30 – 3.30pm

Remuneration: £25,000 pro-rata

Application: Send CV with covering letter by 1st July
Interviews scheduled for 9th July

Job Purpose

To deliver 8 Choices programmes per year as lead Facilitator working to activity and outcome targets set as part of this National Lottery and Henry Smith funded post.

The Lead Facilitator/Trainer supports the delivery of SAFE training programmes that enable people to take charge of their lives, improve wellbeing, relationships and gain meaningful work/ training opportunities.

Main Responsibilities

- Ensure the effective delivery of Choices courses
- Lead Facilitator leading a team of staff and volunteers to deliver Choices courses

Key results areas

- Ensure 8 Choices courses are delivered per year and that candidates grow in confidence, motivation, health and employability and as a result take steps in work, learning and changed lives.
- Ensure Volunteer Facilitators are equipped and mentored whilst delivering Choices courses.
- Invite candidates to first course reunion.
- Ensure activity and outcome targets are met through effective delivery of Choices courses
- Liaise and invite in to present at courses, partner agencies to provide volunteer, training and employment opportunities for candidates whilst engaged on the Choices course

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

Pre-course
- Carry out pre course interviews and agree Action Plans with candidates
- Liaise with venue providers and book facilities as required
- Recruit volunteers, ensure they are supervised, informed and mentored throughout

Course Facilitation

- Present the course material, lead workshops, coordinate reflective, paired and small group activities. Adhere to the approved course content using the facilitators handbook
- Create a safe, confidential and engaging learning environment, making content relevant to the group.
- Help to evaluate student’s reaction for continued improvement of course delivery and content. Assess student’s ability to apply their learning. Carry out observations and provide feedback at the end to training lead, addressing any issues.
- Ensure specific learning is carried out for each topic to achieve learning outcomes
- Ensure activity and outcome targets are met.
- Deal with any safe-guarding issues using the policy found in the SAFE facilitators handbook.
- Provide 1-1 coaching, helping candidates relate weekly topics to their own set of circumstances and embed the learning.
- Liaise with partner organisations /care workers on candidate’s behalf
- Ensure ongoing communications with candidates via email, text, social media etc.
- Organise lunch, travel reimbursement, refreshments.
- Ensure the Health & Safety of themselves and others
- Comply with the data protection policy and ensure confidentiality and security of candidate data, including photographs.
- Ensure all paperwork is complete using the correct format

Post-course

- Organise whole group follow up reunions – booking venues and inviting candidates and volunteers to attend
- Provide additional individual support to candidates both during and after the course and ensure successful completion of candidate’s action plans - face to face, phone, text and emails.
- Write up end of course reports detailing outputs and outcomes.

Person Specification

Experience
- Experienced in delivering group training to people facing multiple barriers to volunteering, learning and employment (Essential)
- Experience of providing one to one support to people facing multiple barriers to volunteering, training and employment (Essential)

Skills
-Able to deliver courses and coach individuals (Essential)
- Able to organise own work (Essential)
- Able to effectively support and mentor volunteer facilitators (Essential)
- Able to communicate effectively and build effective working relationships (Essential)
- Able to produce clear reports and computer literate (Desirable)

Qualifications
- Professionally qualified (Essential)
- Teaching Qualification such as PGCE, Cert.Ed (FE/HE) City and Guilds 7307 or equivalent; CMI Level 7 qualifications or equivalent in coaching (Desirable)

Knowledge
- Understand how people learn (Essential)
- Understanding of people facing multiple barriers including mental and physical health impairments (Essential)
- Knowledge of employment and training networks and other providers (Essential)
- Knowledge of safeguarding and equality (Desirable)

Qualities and Attitudes
- Treat candidates with respect and dignity (Essential)
- In full agreement with our values (Essential)
- Understanding of the role and vision of SAFE and a passion to ensure its success (Desirable)
- A ‘can-do’ attitude and positive disposition to problem solving (Essential)