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Team Manager / Trainer

Advice, Charity, Community, Housing & Homelessness, Social Welfare
£18,021 to £21,201 Per Annum
Part Time
Contract Type:
Fixed Term

Vacancy for Team Manager / Trainer

  • Job Reference: TMT-191
  • Salary: £18,021 - £21,201 p/a (depending on experience)
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term/Part Time
  • Contract Length: Fixed Term until March 2020
  • Working Hours: 28 p/w
  • Location: Ipswich

Job Summary

Are you an influential, driven and compassionate individual with impressive leadership and motivational abilities? Are you looking to make a significant difference to the lives of vulnerable young people?

If so, join St Giles Trust as a Team Manager / Trainer where you will oversee the day-to-day running of our Ipswich office and contribute to the operational running of all projects based in Suffolk.

About St Giles Trust

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others. 

About this exciting opportunity

As Team Manager, our successful candidate will be expected to fulfil a broad range of duties, including providing supervision, support and guidance to all staff, leading the recruitment of volunteers and learners, plus planning, organising and delivering essential training to help volunteers and learners advance their skills and experience in Advice and Guidance.

You will offer vital support to learners to help them secure voluntary placements and carry them out successfully, while also preparing them to progress into full employment. Developing and maintaining positive relations with other St Giles Trust teams, partner agencies, stakeholders and statutory bodies is also a key aspect of this role.

What we are looking for:

  • A proven track record of managing staff teams and projects with a range of targets and deadlines
  • Experience of working with vulnerable clients and an awareness of the challenges they face in terms of learning and in accessing employment and training opportunities
  • The ability to deliver creative and effective training to disadvantaged learners
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, plus strong IT skills
  • A collaborative, flexible and positive approach to your work

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more.