London, Greater London
£16.50 per hour, 15 hours per week (£32,329 per annum pro rata equivalent)
Contract, Part-time
Job description


Role profile: Training Development manager (Freelance)

Details: 15 hours a week (flexible), home-based work with regular meetings in east London.

This exciting new role is an opportunity for the right individual to work with us to grow and strengthen our training programme in the UK and internationally.  The primary purposes of the role are to build on the wealth of resources we already have to make them accessible in an appropriate and supported way to Lower Income Country users, and to lead the roll out of training in the UK and other High Income Countries in order to generate income to support the work.

About us

Global Clubfoot Initiative (GCI) is a UK-based charity which acts as an umbrella organisation for individuals and organisations working with children with clubfoot in low and middle income countries (LMIC).  Formed in 2010, our role is to encourage collaboration, sharing of best practices and resources amongst our members and together with them to work towards the common goal that no child should suffer from disability caused by clubfoot.  We have 38 members organisations including CBM International, Hope Walks Feet First, International Committee of the Red Cross, Miraclefeet, Mobility Outreach International, Walk for Life and many others.

About this role

Over the last two years GCI has taken one of our most valued assets: training products developed by us and others and started to make these available to our members and other organisations.  The development of the materials started out as the Africa Clubfoot Training (ACT), and has since expanded to include other products developed, or in development by our members in collaboration with GCI.  In 2018 – 2019 GCI has run 8 training courses for clinicians in the UK using an adapted version of the ACT materials, generating income for the charity.  The version of ACT which has been adapted for the UK, the Global Clubfoot Training, has been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  There is demand for training from other higher income countries (HIC), which we have identified as an opportunity to expand our network and generate income to make our training programme sustainable.  The purpose of this role is to be responsible for developing and managing our training programme, which will include three elements:

  1. GCI to become an effective host and distributor of the ACT and other training products, making these accessible in an organised and appropriate way
  2. Provide support to users of the training products in LMIC to enable high quality, effective and appropriate training
  3. Use the training products to generate income in HIC to sustainably support our capacity building and training programme

The role will start as a 15hours/week, with possibility to increase in the future if enough income is generated.

Details of the role:

Reports to:  Executive Director 

Term: 1 year contract initially with potential to expand, 3-month probation period

Location:  Home based / London.  It is anticipated that the services provided will be predominantly home based with some office-based meetings and work, up to 2-weekly (in Homerton, East London). 

Occasional travel in the UK and/or international travel of up to 1 week at a time may be required.

Hours:  15 hours per week, flexible days, but where occasional meetings with the GCI team are required these are likely to be on a Monday, Tuesday or a Friday.  It will not be necessary to be available for work every day, but the hours will need to be sufficiently spread across the week to enable effective communication and appropriate response times.

Fees: £16.50 per hour of service provided (Equivalent to £32,329 per annum)

Job basis: This is a self-employed position.  The applicant will be responsible for providing their own workspace and office equipment and managing their own tax affairs.  Other expenses such as communications and travel may be claimable on discussion with the GCI Executive Director.

Start date: ASAP, interviews to be held in February 2020.

About you

To fulfil the requirements of the role we are looking for a self-motivated, organised individual with the skills, attitude and experience to take the programme forward from its current early stage. Working in close collaboration with the Executive Director you will strengthen and grow the programme, building on the reputation and credibility that GCI already has as a provider of high quality, effective training.  You will be a highly developed communicator who is able to build relationships with a variety of individuals from different professional and cultural backgrounds.   You will have a can-do and solutions focussed attitude, and be enthusiastic, with an understanding of, and motivation to achieve GCI’s vision.  The ideal service provider will be highly efficient, flexible and able to work effectively without close supervision, whilst at the same time contributing to the work of the GCI team (currently an Executive Director, also operating in a self-employed capacity). 


Services Required – the following are an outline of the services that are currently expected to be required.  These are subject to change in order to meet the changing needs of the programme as it develops.

Hosting and Distributing the training materials:

  • Develop and maintain a system for organised and efficient management, storage and distribution of the training package via the GCI website

Provide support to LMIC users of the training products to enable high quality, effective and appropriate training.  Includes development and management of:

  • Systems for managing a network of trainers and trainees
  • Systems for identifying and recruiting trainers
  • Communications around training organisation and use of materials
  • Organising and communicating on reports from GCI members on training activities

Use the training products to generate income in HIC to sustainably support our capacity building and training programme:

  • Planning, marketing and organising training activities
  • Create, manage a central booking system for all GCI training courses running in HIC
  • Develop systems for managing the funds generated through training in HIC
  • Responsible for organising 2-4 x training courses per year in the UK, including booking venues, managing registrations (3 courses planned in 2020)
  • Trainer and trainee communications, training outcomes reporting and analysis
  • Build on the network of contacts that GCI already has to expand our training offer to 2-3 new HIC per year, including organising Train the Trainer (TTT) courses in each country.

Contribute to the smooth running of the Global Clubfoot Initiative organisation – to include, but not limited to supporting the Executive Director with:

  • Communications and social media
  • Member communications and management
  • Monthly accounts reconciliation
  • Organising and producing minutes for meetings and working groups
  • Any other reasonable tasks as required and in agreement with the Executive Director. 

Knowledge and Skills required

Skills, tools, techniques and methods:

  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Ability to use Word, Excel and Outlook or equivalents to an excellent standard
  • Results-focus combined with the excellent organisational skills needed to organise multiple activities through to deadline and reprioritise where appropriate
  • Ability to work independently, prioritising tasks where necessary
  • Good planning and decision-making skills, including producing an annual plan for training activities that fits with GCI’s other activities
  • Able to take initiative, be assertive and think ahead; able to identify risks and opportunities in the business plan and communicate and problem solve through these
  • Ability to demonstrate honesty and professional integrity
  • High standards in customer service and quality assurance with a commitment to monitoring, evaluation and continual quality improvement
  • Entrepreneurial, pro-active approach to the project with motivation to achieve sustainability


Experience required (Essential / Desirable):

  • (Essential) Experience of programme development and management, including developing and implementing systems within an organisation
  • (Essential) Experience of organising events and workshops, including managing budget, contracts and booking processes
  • (Essential) Analytical approach to own work and the work of the organisation, with ability to analyse outcomes and make improvements based on these
  • (Essential) Able to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively while keeping stakeholders informed of progress and contributing to the work of the wider team
  • (Essential) Excellent communication skills with a variety of stakeholders; ability to build and manage effective business relationships and to inform, motivate and influence others.
  • (Essential) Good appreciation of marketing and communication tools and their exploitation for results
  •  (Essential) Experience of writing correspondence, meeting minutes, proposals and reports
  •  (Essential) Experience of setting up systems using digital tools such as Paypal, Salesforce, MSOffice 365, Surveymonkey and other software
  • (Essential) Understanding of GCI’s vision for the future, the stakeholders that we serve and a motivation to work as part of the team towards GCI’s overall goals
  • (Desirable) Experience of working in health care and/or development and/or charity sector
  • (Desirable) Experience of organising medical training
  • (Desirable) Degree or equivalent in a relevant topic


Apply with a CV (maximum 2 pages) and covering letter (maximum 2 pages) explaining how you meet the above service requirements.  Please email these to Rosalind Owen by close of business on 10 February 2020.

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Posted on: 14 January 2020
Closed date: 10 February 2020
Job ref: GCI Training Development Manager
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