Specialist Trainer

Posted 21 August 2023
Salary £27,000 - £30,000 per annum
LocationHemel Hempstead
Business Area Learning & Development
Closing Date 22 September 2023
Contact Email jonathan.rattigan@ivolve.care

Job description

Location: Hemel Hempstead, with travel around Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex 

Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 per annum 

Hours: Monday – Friday across 37.5 HPW, dependent on business needs. 

Sponsorship: This role does not provide support for Sponsorship at this time 

We’re here to support people to flourish in a place they call home.  

We’re one of the largest providers of adult social care with over 3,600 colleagues supporting 1,100 people. 

Our approach is all about activities and co-production with the people we support. We work with them to design and plan what we do – so we can create the best experiences together. 

And we’re on a mission to benefit even more people with our uncompromising quality of care and support. It’s the professional expertise and passion of our team that makes us different. We genuinely care and we love supporting people to set and then reach their goals. Because every person deserves the very best experience – every day. 

Role Overview 

As a Specialist Trainer you will be expected to deliver a wide range of specialist learning opportunities supporting new colleagues at induction through to refreshing the knowledge and skills of existing colleagues in topics such as Positive Behaviour Support, NAPPI (Non Abusive Psychological and Physical Intervention, in line with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards), and person-specific conditions. There will be a key focus in this role to specialise in the design and delivery of Mental Health awareness courses, as well as working alongside Subject Matter Experts and support functions to deliver person specific workshops, with a key focus to improve colleagues awareness and practice as well as increase quality of life for those we are entrusted to support.    

You will be confident to deliver pre-developed learning material consistently across your area while also making it your own. In addition, you will have the opportunity to become training leads in certain subject areas such as Mental Health, Trauma, Neurodiversity, etc. You need to have excellent organisation and planning skills, be enthusiastic and have a passion to make learning exciting and interesting for all. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Motivating and inspiring learners to achieve and develop their knowledge and skills. 
  • Planning and delivering effective learning activities for diverse groups in a safe and inclusive environment. 
  • To assist in the development of action plans and ensure delivery of appropriate training for all levels of colleagues throughout the organisation to achieve a reduction in incidents. 
  • Promoting a variety of learning approaches to suit the needs of the learners and the organisation. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of Positive Behaviour Support and least restrictive practices, and continuously evaluate and develop own practice 
  • Supporting those learners who may have specific needs and work creatively to overcome any barriers to learning. 
  • Providing constructive and timely feedback to learners and to Operational Managers. 
  • Deliver learning activities as per regional / organisational requirements. 
  • Make sound judgements regarding colleague competency and safety in undertaking training and applying learning appropriately 
  • Demonstrate the required level of knowledge and underpinning values to competently deliver all elements of the curriculum. 

If you’re ready for a job that can truly make a difference and you’re up for a challenge, then this is the team for you. 

The main skills and experience for this role 

  • Have a minimum 2 years’ continuous employment in support or care roles in health care or social care, ideally within the Mental Health Sector.

  • Have a minimum 1 year continuous employment in training or education.

  • Awareness of theoretical concepts, approaches and strategies of positive behaviour support (PBS). 

  • Hold, or be willing to work towards Training of Trainer programmes in Physical Intervention approaches (e.g. NAPPI) 

  • Hold or be willing to complete an accredited training qualification e.g Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) or equivalent. 

  • Current Emergency First Aid at Work certificate (which includes basic life support) or be willing to achieve within a specified timescale. 

  • Capacity to work unsupervised and co-operatively with others with the ability to promote and support the effectiveness of ivolve’s employee learning & development strategies. 

  • Able to maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a sensitive manner 

  • Be positive, resilient, and dynamic with excellent training delivery and presentation skills. 

  • Willing and able to travel across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex to deliver training. 

How we will support you 

We go beyond expectations for our colleagues as well as the people we support. Our reward package includes much more than pay, 5.6 weeks annual leave and pension. 

Industry-leading recognition 

  • Colleague Lotto – giving everyone the opportunity to win great cash prizes. 
  • Prize winning Scratchcards aligned with values in action! 
  • We recognise our Colleagues who go above and beyond – our ‘Heroes’ are nominated by colleagues for quarterly and annual awards. 
  • Loyalty Scheme recognising colleagues at work anniversaries. 


£27,000 - £30,000 per annum 

Your salary will depend on your experience, qualifications and responsibilities. 

Social Wellbeing 

  • Award-winning App for news and info. 
  • Internal social media. 
  • Team communities. 

 Financial Wellbeing 

  • Discounts include high street, supermarkets, flash sales, gym memberships and more. 
  • Blue Light discount programme, funded by us. 
  • Salary Finance scheme for lower cost loans and to save for special occasions or rainy days. 
  • Government mileage rates if you need to travel. 

Emotional Wellbeing 

  • Free wellbeing App. 
  • Practical advice covering things like consumer rights, anxiety, childcare and more. 

 Training and development to reach your potential 

  • Learning journey that grows with you to reach care worker standards. 
  • Specialist skills training including Autism, Dementia and Mental Health. 
  • Career pathways that include flexible apprenticeships and nationally recognised qualifications. 
  • Cover the cost of relevant professional memberships. 

5 more reasons to work with Ivolve

1.     Our people are pretty fabulous. We take pride and pleasure in helping others to flourish. 

2.     There’s a great energy across the business and a strong sense of teamwork. 

3.     Very few jobs have such an impact on people’s lives – we bring joy to people every day. 

4.     We have a proud history, we’re a big organisation of over 3,600 colleagues supporting over 1,100 people. 

5.     We build and nourish relationships with the people we support.