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Peer Support Facilitator – Trainer

Location of role: Luton, LU1 3HG
Salary: £23,988 pro rata

Description of role and person:

We are seeking a Peer Support Group Project Facilitator who shares our values of care, compassion and commitment to work within our training and employment team. This is an interesting and rewarding role; you will be working with local groups and individuals within communities to identify needs and set up activities. You will then be planning, staffing and administrating the sessions with help from the staff team and volunteers to deliver on these identified needs in order to make a difference to the communities we serve. You will use your experience as a trainer, facilitator, youth worker or community worker to understand local needs, develop relationships with the community and stakeholders and build stronger communities. to make the projects a success.

This is a 4 days a week role which could be split into two, 2 days a week roles serving 4 locations in Central Bedfordshire.

Role

  • Liaise with community and stakeholder groups to set up peer support group activities
  • Coordinate, facilitate and deliver drop in sessions on a weekly basis
  • Actively engage and recruit local people and volunteers
  • Set up and deliver sessions and interest groups
  • Develop systems to manage the administration and use to maintain records
  • Set up volunteer recruitment plans to run peer support groups
  • Train and support volunteer peer support workers including inductions
  • Develop community networks
  • Ensure the smooth day to day running of activities
  • Liaise with external organisations, stakeholders and partners to provide feedback and updates.
  • Liaise with and work with course/training programme leaders to review opportunities for training sessions.

Requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths passes with good IT skills and educated to degree level
  • Experience within a teaching, caring, community or facilitating role is ideal
  • Full driving licence and own transport
  • Good people skills and empathy with people from different backgrounds.
  • Pervious mentoring experience and qualifications would be an advantage along with a broad experience of life
  • Possible other experiences might include youth work, community work etc.
  • Able to respect and work to the charity’s Christian ethos

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