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Trainer Manager

Employer
Leap Confronting Conflict
Location
Finsbury Park, London (Greater)
Salary
£37,000 - £42,000
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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Function
Management, Training
Sector
Children & Youth
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Leap Confronting Conflict is looking for an outstanding Trainer Manager to join our team to manage, develop and support our pool of freelance trainers.

Managed by the Director of London Programmes, the post holder will be responsible for recruiting, supervising and assessing trainers to ensure that our training is effective and delivered to a high standard.

The role will co-ordinate training delivery across a range of programmes ensuring good practice in all stages of the delivery cycle. Leap trainers are central to the work of the organisation therefore a key priority is to develop their skills and expertise and to ensure that learning from our training is gathered and used to inform our future. This is a great opportunity for someone who is skilled and ambitious to become part of a friendly, high-performing team and to broaden their experience, develop new skills and help make the world better for young people.

The closing date for applications is 9am on 17 January 2022.

We plan to hold virtual panel interviews on 28 January 2022 on Zoom or Teams. Successful applicants may be invited to a second interview at our Finsbury Park Head Office on 4 February
2022.

For an application pack please visit our website: https://leapconfrontingconflict.org.uk/careers

Company

Leap Confronting Conflict is a national youth charity that works directly with young people struggling with conflict and also trains the adult professionals working with them. Based in London, Leap has 13 employees and 40 volunteers. It was founded in 1987 and has an annual income of around £1 million.

Leap offers a range of programmes that support young people to manage conflict in their lives. These include self-reflective group work, pastoral care outside of formal training and peer mediation. These programmes are delivered by an experienced team of trainers. Improving Prospects is Leap’s flagship community-based programme designed to give young people, aged 16-21, an insight into the causes and consequences of conflict. Two short courses are offered: Leadership and Choice to Change.

Leap supports young people’s engagement and progression by providing one-to-one input before, during and after training. On completion of the programme, young people may decide to become a Leap trainer, volunteer at Leap or with another organisation, return to education or secure employment.

The charity also offers training for adult practitioners. Training is intended to help them develop the skills and tools needed to better respond to young people at risk of violence, offending behaviour and also to those struggling with low self-esteem and aspirations.

Leap also works in partnership with schools, pupil referral units, youth offending services, voluntary sector organisations and local councils, among other organisations. It works with each organisation to design a programme that will best respond to its needs. Programmes support young people to gain understanding of themselves and professionals to develop their confidence and skills. Leap also offers consultancy services, supporting a range of organisations to gain a greater understanding of the way they manage conflict, enabling them to bring about lasting culture change.

Leap also runs projects on specific issues. In 2016, the charity launched a three year ‘Leadership and Enterprise’ project in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. The aim is to work with other organisations in the area to build relationship with young people either in, or at risk of being in, gangs. Another current project, ‘Peaceful Prisons’, is aimed at developing intervention to reduce violence in prisons. The three year project combines Leap's 20 years of experience in training prisoners and prison staff with the latest academic research on prison violence and the charity’s own research.

Leap’s work is delivered by internal staff, freelance trainers and volunteers. Young people are represented at every level of the charity - as trustees, staff, trainers and volunteers.

Find Us
Telephone
020 7561 3700
Location
Wells House (Unit 7),
5-7 Wells Terrace,
London
N4 3JU
GB
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