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Training Officer

Closing date: 9am Monday 13 June

The role: 

We are looking for an enthusiastic training professional with experience in the education sector or workplace training, to join our existing team who deliver our adult training sessions, workshops and programmes. These include our acclaimed train-the-trainer ‘Becoming a Numeracy Champion’ programme, our ‘Learner’ sessions to improve adults’ confidence with numbers, and our ‘Supporting Children’ sessions to help parents & carers develop positive attitudes to numeracy in children.

Our training focuses on supporting the development of number confidence and positive attitudes towards maths, rather than teaching maths skills. As such, while experience of teaching maths is not required, you should have a strong interest in numeracy and an understanding of its value, combined with an understanding of adult learning and instructional design.

Our programmes are typically delivered to small groups of adults, either online or in person. We are currently expanding our activity, so we anticipate delivering training in multiple areas of the UK. Typical attendees are likely to be healthcare workers, retail staff, jobcentre coaches, teachers, parents and carers, and members of the general public looking to get into work. The successful candidate will be responsible for training delivery, as well as having the opportunity to feed into the content and broader communications strategy around supporting people to develop confidence with numbers, working with our External Relations and website development teams.

We are looking for someone who is flexible, able to manage their time, and willing to adapt to the changing needs of the charity. It is essential that you have a natural empathy towards adults who are currently disadvantaged by their feelings about maths, and that you have a commitment to support them in taking their first steps towards improvement. 

Some key responsibilities:

  • Train-the-trainer workshops: Deliver our ‘Becoming a Numeracy Champion’ sessions to equip adults with everything they need to support others in improving their numeracy (usually online).
  • Learner workshops: Deliver non-maths ‘attitudinal’ workshops for adults aiming to build their confidence with numbers or overcome maths anxiety (usually in person).
  • Sessions for parents & carers: Deliver sessions for parents & carers in the workplace, the community, and in schools, about how to support children to develop their number confidence (usually in person).
  • Training schedule: Organise training sessions with partner organisations and manage the training schedule.
  • Training development: Work with the team on the iterative development and improvement of our training, workshops and programmes.
  • Partner relationships: Maintain positive ongoing relationships with partner organisations where training is delivered. Support our Partnerships team in working with ‘Numeracy Champions’ to carry out their action plans to support target beneficiaries. 
  • Voice of the learner: Use contact with target beneficiaries to record learnings and be the ‘voice of the learner’ within the National Numeracy team about low number confidence and maths anxiety.
  • Consistent messaging: Work with the External Relations team to ensure consistency in National Numeracy’s messaging between workshops and our broader digital platforms.
  • Partnership development: Contribute to the business development process to expand and develop new partnerships for training where appropriate.
  • Impact: Actively seek case studies and evidence of impact, and feedback on how to continually improve programmes.
  • Project management: Where needed, manage projects which are centred around training delivery.

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