Youth Training Facilitator position available at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, its unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact.
For this role you will be an experienced trainer and trainer of trainers from within the youth sector. You will be energetic, highly motivated and able to juggle varied priorities in your workload with a considerable amount of UK travel.
- Ensure an excellent understanding of VSO Resourcing policies and processes
- Ensure total compliance with policy and adherence to processes relating to duty of care and data protection.
- Manage the agile resolution of queries and concerns to minimize anxiety and ensure a positive outcome
- Ensure that all information is accurately recorded in VSO systems
- Continuously striving to improve quality and efficiency of work, systems, and processes
- Deliver a full administrative support to People Resourcing and its clients
- Provide specialist knowledge of training styles and facilitation
- To facilitate and promote sharing, learning and understanding of different cultures among volunteers participating in VSO International Citizen Service programme.
- Ensure young people (aged 18-25) are involved in the discussion, listened to and respected for their contributions.
- Work with VSO staff trainers and volunteer facilitators to co facilitate/deliver ICS Induction and resettlement content
The hours for this role are 21 hours per week. You will need to be able to work one-two weekend’s a month and flexible working over Wednesday’s Thursday’s and Friday’s.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Experience of working in youth sector and facilitating training of groups of people
- Proven work experience as a Training Coordinator, Training Facilitator or similar role
- Hands-on experience planning and coordinating training events in a complex organisational setting
- Strong organisational and administrative skills and an attention to detail
- Strong written and verbal communication skills to work effectively with other trainers and staff
- Proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among young people.
- Ability to positively challenge learning around working with people from other cultures.
- Able to receive and give constructive feedback.
- A commitment to act as VSO’s representative on courses
- Good team-working and cross-team working skills.
- Willingness to travel across the UK and work on weekends
- Able to be flexible in terms of work priorities and responsive to change
- Highly organised with the ability to work in situations with no guidelines or defined processes.
- Experience of working in international development or has done ICS as a volunteer or Team Leader.