Passionate about fighting UK poverty? Based in the West Midlands?
Come and join our team of Turn2us Associate Trainers!
Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help for people who are struggling financially.
We help people gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. We do this through our website, helpline, and also by providing training workshops to our partners so they can provide face-to-face advice using our online tools. Thanks to our partnerships we can reach people when they need us most and, if they need help we can’t give, we can direct them to the people who can.
Our Workshop Programme plays a vital part in our objective to grow our network of partners and intermediaries to eradicate poverty. Through our national workshops, our Associate Trainers train around 2000 intermediaries each year on our benefits calculator and grant search tools. These intermediaries go on to help an estimated 50,000 people a year using them.
We are looking for experienced facilitators with awareness of the current UK benefits system to join our team of Associate Trainers. You will be passionate about fighting poverty in the UK and Ireland and will have a high level of interpersonal skills, particularly in respect to providing excellent customer care.
You will be able to engage a range of learning styles to facilitate informative and engaging training sessions. You must be a confident internet user and be confident in demonstrating web-based tools to large, varied groups.
You will be experienced in reacting to changing circumstances and will be a quick thinker – ensuring that training sessions are always run professionally. An understanding of the charity sector, particularly with respect to frontline organisations that are helping people that are struggling with money would be an advantage.
You will be able to deliver the training in a positive and enthusiastic manner and be part of representing the face of Turn2us. The Associate Trainer shall ensure that participants of Turn2us Workshops will know how to:
- Use the Benefits Calculator and carry out a better off calculation
- Have an understanding of Turn2us Grant giving and the Charity’s main Funds
- Find relevant grants using the Grant Search
- Navigate the website to find other information
- Use a MyTurn2us account to store benefits calculations and manage multiple grant applications and enquiries
- Give feedback about the Turn2us services
Our commitment to our Associate Trainers
We will provide you with ongoing support, especially in (but not limited to); the early stages to help with preparation and familiarisation of the materials, co-facilitation, ‘Keeping in Touch’ sessions, observations and regular updates from Turn2us to enable you to deliver the Turn2us training content and understand the essential contribution the training makes to the development of Turn2us.
We will provide you with opportunities to input to bespoke projects with our partner organisations and will involve you in the review process of our training materials and Turn2us service development.
Being an Associate Trainer allows you the flexibility to enable you to schedule Turn2us training around other personal and professional commitments. You will have a contract for service setting out expectations and requirements, with a cancellation fee if Turn2us cancels a workshop within the specified timescales.
Associate Trainers are self-employed freelancers and are responsible for their own tax and national insurance payments. Hours are not guaranteed due to the nature of our work.
To apply please send your CV and a supporting statement (max. 2 sides A4) which addresses the requirements listed above to training[at]turn2us.org[dot]uk
Turn2us is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from members of all communities.