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Sessional Training Co-ordinator Role

BTP is recruiting!

For the right candidate this is a small but exciting opportunity to join a small business at a period of development.

The role is sessional, for about 6 to 9 ‘sessions’ per year (each session about 12-13 hours over 2 days), and is on a self-employed basis. The key aspects of the role are to co-ordinate and prepare training resources, alongside the Business Owner, in advance of assigned workshops; to be responsible for the Front of House function at Conference events; and to be the Person-in-Charge at a certain number of assigned workshops.

This role will involve a high level of customer care skills, organisational abilities, and strong communication skills. Being steadfastly reliable, confident in public speaking, methodical, practical, and empathic to the journey of a delegate while not losing sight of the overall picture, is also key. Being a car driver/owner is also essential. For the right candidate there may be opportunities to undertake other work within the business, covering for our Admin team or similar.

The ideal candidate will be well-organised, methodical, understand the importance of paying attention to detail, and be a confident speaker in front of an audience with previous experience in a similar or aligned role (for example, teaching, group work/facilitation, or something similar where standing up in front of an audience and communicating important information was key). You must also have a can-do attitude and be happy to muck in!

The role is ideally suited to a counsellor or psychotherapist who is looking to work within a dynamic, therapy based business.

The FTE annual salary is £23,400 (paid as £12/hour), and is a self-employed position.

The remuneration package includes ‘benefits in kind’ in the form of low-cost therapy CPD within the organisation (worth £100 each day) and reduced cost consulting room hire within the Palmeira Practice, and access to the Practice client referral system. This package would be well suited to someone wishing to get their clinical private practice off the ground or to expand their current practice, and to develop their therapy skills base with attendance at high quality CPD events.

The deadline for applications is Monday 11th February.

Full details of the post, remuneration, and application details can be downloaded below. We will not be sending out any information by email. All information about this post is available here on the website!

To apply: Please email your CV and a covering letter (preferably no more than 2/3 sides of A4) that addresses your key skills and abilities relevant to this post, the role description, and the role outline provided in this advertisement to Please only use this email address, rather than the BTP office email.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Role description

Main Purpose:
To support the preparation and delivery of assigned BTP workshops and conferences, in liaison with the business owner.

Main Tasks:
Training Workshop Co-ordination
1. Co-ordination, alongside the Business Owner, of the practical aspects of workshop preparation, principally the organising of workshop and refreshment resources
2. Responsible for workshop and refreshment resources prior to each workshop, including transportation of resources from office base to the workshop venue
3. Responsible for setting up the workshop on the day, including being responsible for audio-visual equipment, the welfare of the speaker/trainer, speaker introductions, refreshments, delegate registration, and co-ordination of and liaison with the training helpers assigned to the training who will assist in some of these tasks
4. Responsible on the day of the training for liaison with venue staff
5. Responsible for ensuring all training and other resources are appropriately and safely dealt with and packed away at the end of the day, and transported safely back to base.

Conference Front-of-House
1. Co-ordination, alongside the Business Owner, of the practical aspects of workshop preparation, principally the organising of workshop and refreshment resources
2. Responsible for co-ordination and liaison with assigned training helpers to ensure that all front-of-house aspects run smoothly on the day, including the registration desk, refreshment stations, and lunch provisions.

1. Any other tasks as required and within the capability of the post-holder

Please see the full role advertisement here Job Ad – Training Co-ordinator – Jan 19, and download the role description here BTP Sessional Training Worker Role Description Jan 19.