St Giles Trust
£22,847-£26,350 (unqualified); £25,526-£29,501 (qualified)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

£22,847-£26,350 (unqualified); £25,526-£29,501 (qualified) pa Successful candidates should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale. A higher salary will only be considered for exceptional candidates with strong evidence of relevant experience.

Full Time – 35 hrs p/w – Flexible working considered

Permanent Contract



Job Ref: ATA-211


Are you a proactive, efficient and influential individual who is passionate about making a difference to disadvantaged people? If so, St Giles Trust has a career-enhancing opportunity for a Trainer Assessor to work on our award-winning Peer Advisor Programme.


About St Giles Trust

A well-established charity that helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged people to move their lives forward, St. Giles Trust offers support to help people overcome any issues that might be holding them back and to prevent the likelihood of them reoffending on release.


The Aspire Hub working across Cardiff and Newport will deliver our award-winning Peer Advisor Programme, which is at the heart of St Giles Trust and an important element in almost all our work. Through the hub we will train ex-offenders and other disadvantaged people to become professional caseworkers, gaining accredited qualifications such as a Level 3 Advice & Guidance and undertake professional work placements in a range of front-line support services.


About this vital role

Our successful candidate will focus on identifying, engaging with and recruiting learners with the relevant skills and motivation. You will interview and assess applicants to form an individual earning plan, before delivering tailored training programmes that will lead to a Level 3 Certificate in Advice and Guidance.


You will also support learners to secure voluntary placements and perform effectively, plus prepare and help learners to progress into permanent employment. Carrying out regular reviews, exit interviews and evaluations with learners and other stakeholders, as well as maintaining and updating all records required for project monitoring purposes, are also key elements of this role.


To secure this exciting opportunity, you must have:

  • A proven track record of sourcing and supporting participants to access employment, training, personal development opportunities and other specialist support (housing, substance misuse, mental health)
  • Strong experience of successfully supporting disadvantaged people into sustainable employment
  • The ability to apply a creative approach to planning programmes and activities that support the development of those already in work to improve their circumstances and employment situation
  • A background of career coaching and a sound understanding of career adaptability
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational abilities, plus impressive attention to detail
  • Sympathy with the aims and ethos of St Giles Trust as an organisation


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


St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.


For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.


Closing date: 11pm, 22 September 2021              Interviews: 5 & 6 October 2021


Posted on: 07 September 2021
Closed date: 22 September 2021
Tags: Training