Peer Trainer Assessor
FTC Until 31st March 2025
HMP Bullingdon, Oxfordshire
Are you a driven, highly organised and collaborative individual with extensive experience of delivering training or assessing vocational qualifications to adults facing disadvantage? Do have the ability to support people who have multiple and complex needs within challenging environments?
If so, St Giles are looking for a Peer Trainer Assessor to work collaboratively within a prison-based setting to provide a quality service to people in prison who work across the establishment as peer supporters wellbeing navigators. This will involve training, supporting and assessing peer supporters to achieve their Level 3 Certificate in Advice and Guidance and other vocational qualifications whilst supporting them to progress onto further opportunities and sustainable employment.
About St Giles
St Giles is an award-winning social justice charity using expertise and real-life past experiences to empower people who are not getting the help they need. People held back by poverty, exploited, abused, dealing with addiction or mental health problems, caught up in crime or a combination of these issues and others. We show people there is a way to build a better future for themselves and those they care about and help them create this through support, advice, and training. Our peer-led services form the backbone of our work, putting people with lived experience at the centre of delivery, design, and evaluation of support and services across the UK.
About this key role
As a Peer Trainer Assessor, you will be embedded within a prison-based setting and expected to assess the suitability of applicants to become Wellbeing peer supporters and to complete the Learning to Advise course, which includes sessions on confidentiality, equality act, safeguarding and case notes and other relevant training. You will then prepare, plan, and deliver the Learning to Advise assured course to individuals in prison, ensuring the completion of all relevant paperwork in a timely manner and delivering any additional Emotional Resilience/Wellbeing units necessary to individuals participating.
We will also rely on you to work with allocated learners to produce realistic assessment plans and to provide one-to-one support to learners as appropriate, whilst monitoring their progress towards timely completion and certification. Working in partnership with Big Dog Little Dog to design, adapt and deliver emotional resilience/wellbeing training sessions is also a key element of this role, as is working constructively with colleagues to achieve pilot targets and supporting local community projects with advertising, recruiting, and facilitating ROTLS.
What we are looking for
- Experience of working to targets and recording information and statistics to enable effective monitoring of performance against targets
- Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training or equivalent teaching/assessor certification
- An understanding of the issues faced by project participants in accessing and sustaining training or employment and how these can be overcome
- The ability to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by our client group, in particular barriers faced by people first entering prison
- The ability to support and motivate learners with multiple complex needs and to apply a creative approach to learning and assessing
- The ability to effectively assess evidence and identify assessment criteria using a range of assessment methods
- Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills, verbal and written.
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, 4x Group Life Insurance, season ticket loan, eye care scheme and much more.
Successful candidates must undergo an Enhanced DBS check, on the basis that the post involves contact with vulnerable participants and colleagues.
Roles will be subject to Prison Vetting.
To apply please visit our website.
Closing date: 11pm, 27th Nov 2023.
As an equity and inclusive employer, we welcome all applications, but we would particularly welcome applications from Global Majority People (Black, Asian, Brown, Dual Heritage), those living with a disability, those from Neuro Diverse group, or have another protected characteristic. We value the positive impact and diversity that your lived experience can bring to our organisation.