Head of Content and Training

£45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
10 Aug 2017
27 Aug 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

The Organisation

Our client is an innovative international youth development NGO that delivers primary, secondary and tertiary level interventions to reduce youth violence. Established in 2000 in Rio de Janeiro as a community-based boxing club they targeted young people who were employed by drug trafficking gangs. Today, they have established Academies in Rio and London delivering a combat sport-based holistic methodology directly to over 3,000 young people annually living in communities affected by crime, violence and social exclusion to enable them to realise their full potential.

Head of Content and Training
East London
£45,000 -£55,000 depending on experience

The Position

Head of Content and Training is a pivotal appointment and the post holder will be responsible for generating high quality training content critical to the ongoing relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of the organisation globally. This position plays a key role in scaling up this organisation capacity to generate and share approaches to reducing youth violence, by facilitating opportunities for learning and exchange across all parts of the organisation and their partners. By designing and implementing a content development strategy, overseeing all content development activities across the group you will be increasing impact and reach around the world.

This role will operate at a strategic level, with a primary focus on ensuring project planning and design processes reflect core organisation DNA, values and principles. Key responsibilities will include capturing and codify current organisation practice, experiences and learnings through observation and research and then extracting the key insights, expertise and learnings into structured learning modules that can be shared and applied. You will form part of the management team with global oversight of the training and learning content, resources and current training projects across the group.

The Person

Candidates will need to have a clear understanding and be able to empathise with the values and goals of the organisation, and be passionate and committed to improving the lives of younger people and communities affected by crime, violence and social exclusion. Candidates need to have a passion for youth-led activity and the ability to work successfully in collaboration with a wide range of senior stakeholders. Other essential criteria include:

Person Specification

- A Master's degree or relevant qualification in a social sciences discipline
- Practical knowledge and experience of undertaking qualitative social research methods such as face to face interviews or focus groups
- Significant experience of processing large amounts of qualitative information, and distilling into key themes and learnings
- Skilled at simplifying and explaining complex methods and ways of working
- Ability to produce principle-based content and/or content designed to be adapted to different settings.
- Experience in training course design and producing accompanying learning support resources
- Fluent written and spoken Portuguese or Spanish is desirable

To Apply

To register your interest in this role, please submit your CV via the Prospectus website by clicking the "Apply Now" Button below. Please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement in support of your application; this should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description and person specification which is available to download from the Prospectus website.

A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted CVs in order to determine each applicant's suitability and aptitude for the role. Selected candidates will be contacted to discuss the role in more detail. As part of the selection process, candidates may be invited to meet with a consultant at our offices.

Closing date for applications: 27th August

If you have any queries, please contact the Senior Appointments team at Prospectus directly. Please note this advert may close earlier than advertised so you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

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