Facilitator/Training Co-Ordinator - JO2611

Network Recruitment Ltd.
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Magherafelt - Frequent Travel
Fixed Term until March 2018 (Subject to Funding)
£24,500 P.A.
FT M-F 9am to 5pm

Our client was established in 1989 and is currently one of the top performing organisations in Northern Ireland in terms of back to work and employability initiatives. As a result of continued growth, they wish to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified Facilitator/Training Coordinator for their 'Community Family Support’ European Social Fund Project.

Overall Purpose:
Co-ordinate the training schedule and provision within the company. This includes allocating facilitators to deliver relevant qualifications in their specialist area, course content, schemes of work and lesson plans.

Key Tasks/Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular observation visits to assess classroom deliver to ensure effective teaching & learning strategies are used to promote client engagement and motivation
  • Hold bi-monthly standardisation meetings
  • Ensure that the learning programme, content, delivery, assessment and internal verification procedures are implemented correctly and consistently across the organisation for all courses
  • Support effective EQA and System Audit visits and ensure all training activities and materials meet with relevant organisational, awarding body and statutory policies
  • Provide qualification information, mentoring, guidance, advice and support services to a team of facilitators on a regular basis through meetings, email, and intranet
  • Work within the Quality Assurance Team to produce programmes that meet the needs of all relevant parties involved
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programmes using quantitative measures.
  • Amend and revise programmes as necessary, in order to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment
  • Support the implementation and management of e-learning and the creation and delivery of e-learning training packages
  • Carry out the role of Lead Internal Quality Assurer
  • Work with the Quality Manager to raise the standards of teaching and learning throughout the ESF Projects
  • Support the development of IQAs ensuring all have current occupational competency and ensure they meet audit and compliance requirements
  • Lead standardisation activities to ensure accuracy and consistency of decisions and feedback between IQAs
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive 12-month standardisation and CPD strategy to cover each qualification being delivered
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role
  • Stand in to facilitate training sessions when required
  • Participate in management meetings, strategic reviews and any reporting procedures requested by Senior Management

Essential Criteria/Person Specification
Qualifications & Experience

  • Hold a recognised Teaching Qualification or Level 4 Certificate in Teaching (CIT) offered by Ulster University
  • Hold a D32/33, A1 or TAQA L3 Assessor Qualification
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in a training environment
  • Minimum of one years’ experience in Coordinating/managing a team
  • Experience in designing Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans
  • Experience of Qualification and Centre Approval Procedures
  • Relevant experience in Awarding Body EQA and System Audit Visit
  • Full UK Driving License and willing to travel across Northern Ireland to fulfil the requirements of the post


  • Hold a D34, V1 or TAQA L4 Quality Assurance Qualification (or be willing to work towards this)

Behaviours, Skills & Capabilities:
Will be assessed at interview stage but may be used to enhance the selection criteria to facilitate the shortlisting process.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Innovative with the ability to take initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Enthusiastic and passionate with a desire to succeed
  • Ability to persuade, influence and negotiate
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the business
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop others
  • Fist class time management skills
  • Approachable, empathic and compassionate
  • Open-minded and impartial team player

All successful candidates will be subject to an Access NI Check and subject to the receipt suitable references, offers of employment will be made on this basis.

Please note:
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This also means that sometimes a role may close / fill with little or no notice.
Wherever possible we endeavour to notify applicants if they have been unsuccessful, however, due to the large volume of applications that we receive for each position this is not always possible.
Applications/expressions of interest can/will only be accepted from those living within a reasonable commutable distance of the place of work or those genuinely willing and able to relocate.

Interested in this role?
To express your interest in this role please forward your C.V. to us in "word format only" with an accompanying cover letter/email highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential criteria.
You should also include the Job Reference Number AND the Job Title (noted above).
Suitable candidates will be screened and contacted, your interest gauged and permission sought to send your C.V. to our hiring client for review. All applications are treated in strict confidence.

Additional Information:
Our clients reserve the right to enhance the short-listing criteria where and when this is deemed necessary. Candidates who do not meet the essential criteria for this role may be contacted in the future to discuss other roles.
Incomplete applications shall not be accepted and failure to demonstrate meeting the essential criteria will result in the application being unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage.
All applications are treated in strict confidence.