About Beanstalk 

''Life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves confidently''

Beanstalk’s service is simple yet highly effective. We recruit, train and support volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to nursery and primary school children who need our help. Our trained reading helpers give them the support they need to improve their reading ability and confidence.

About the role 

Location: Covering Midlands and East of England - This role includes regional travel, so you must have a car/consistent public transport. The ideal candidate will be located for travel from in or around Milton Keynes. 

Hours: 21 hours per week, flexible working pattern to deliver proposed 2 x training courses (with associated travel) Pattern may vary with business needs

Salary: £22,000 per annum pro rata (£13,200 actual) 

Proposed start date: Feb / March 2018

Beanstalk Trainers are responsible for the delivery of high quality training to groups of new volunteers, for all programmes within our current portfolio of services.

Trainers follow the approved Beanstalk approach, meeting agreed quality standards, to deliver the engaging and consistent training that ensures every new volunteer feels equally inspired and equipped to begin their role and welcomed into the Beanstalk community. 

We are looking for a trainer to cover the Midlands and East of England who is experienced in delivering courses / modules to face-to-face to groups of 10 or more. 

You will be an excellent communicator who is confident to present and facilitate interactive group discussions. You will have a creative and innovative approach to delivery, ensuring the style is adapted to meet the needs of the learner. 

This role is responsible for coordinating and arranging the session; delivering the content in line with the agreed organisational model/standards and providing relevant feedback/ sharing best practice with the wider training team and manager. 

Essential

  • Experience of delivering facilitated discussion and activities as well as presented content
  • Credible and inspiring presentation skills: structuring and communicating ideas, using visual aids, time management
  • Collaborative facilitation skills: managing activities, eliciting contributions
  • Purposeful communication skills: listening, questioning, explaining, and giving feedback.
  • Confident inter-personal skills: supporting learning, challenging behaviours, assessing competence, handling conflict.
  • Resourceful trouble-shooting skills - working around operational difficulties.
  • Able to actively use and engage with a range of IT platforms; including Microsoft Office, Skype and CRM systems
  • Passionate about literacy and reading

Training Qualifications would also be a distinct advantage.

For more information please see the Job Description and Person Specification

To Apply

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a key part of our 2020 vision and make a real difference to the lives of children in the UK...

Applicants should submit;

  1. CV
  2. Supporting statement (maximum 1000 words):
  • outline your relevant experience;
  • state why you are interested in the role and;
  • how you meet the criteria in the person specification.

      3. Completed Beanstalk Monitoring Form 

Email your application to [email protected]. Please quote reference, BWTMEE0118 and your FULL NAME in the subject line of your email. 

Closing Date: 12 noon, 1st February 2018 (candidates may be contacted prior to the closing date) 

Interview Date and Location: Candidates should be available for interview on 13th February 2018, location TBC

For more information please email [email protected] NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Beanstalk is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure may be requested for the successful candidate.