Skills Trainer (Restart) x 2

  • Salary: £26,500 - £29,750 (Grade 5)
  • Hours: 37 hours / week
  • Closing Date: 14 August 2022 at 01:23 PM
  • Location: Mansfield x 1, Newark x 1

Job Purpose        

A skills trainer will deliver a range of training programs and courses as part of the DWP funded Restart Scheme. The courses will be driven by demand but will include a range of Employability led courses designed to support participants in giving them the skills needed to enter into sustainable employment

The Skills trainer will be a skilled practitioner and qualified teacher. You will be based primarily at one of our teaching and learning centers within Nottinghamshire, but with the capability when required, to work across the East Midlands region.

This is a fast paced environment and you will be expected to be flexible enough to move between areas at short notice to deliver outstanding teaching, learning and assessment across our selection of courses with the objective of preparing learners for sustainable employment.

You will also need to demonstrate commitment to achieving team targets and have knowledge of delivering Adult Skills training, working with funding and awarding bodies as well as being highly organized, efficient and have desire and aspiration for delivering outstanding teaching and learning.

In addition, the Skills trainer will be tasked with ensuring learners are engaged, inspired and challenged within their learning and both the Contracts Managers and Employment Advisors to ensure there is an array of courses available which meet the local needs of the area.  

The Skills trainer will work towards strict targets and guidelines in accordance to the programme obligations and Restart process as directed by the prime contractor.

The Skills Trainer is an essential part in our drive to support our customers who have been long-term unemployed.


  • To support people into sustainable employment through the delivery of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment in a group or 1-2-1 context.
  • To recruit and enroll candidates onto the appropriate training programme to meet their individual career aspirations.
  • To ensure all taught sessions are adapted to meet the individual candidate needs, successfully embedding math’s, English and ICT in order to support ongoing development in these areas.
  • To establish and maintain an inclusive learning environment for all candidates, ensuring health and safety and accessibility are monitored at all times.
  • To provide ongoing support, to candidates, to ensure successful completion of training programs within agreed timescales and tailored towards employment needs
  • Liaise with key stakeholders including referral agents and employers as required, providing timely feedback on candidate and contract progression as required.
  • Work collaboratively with others to design, produce, and deliver inspirational and challenging training activities and materials related to required outcomes.
  • Contribute to regular reviews of all training materials to ensure they are appropriate, fit for purpose, challenging and inspirational, identifying any improvement required based on candidate and employer feedback and supporting the completion of any improvements.
  • Complete and maintain all required documentation to the required standard, ensuring all Company and Prime Contractor requirements are met.
  • To undertake an active role in all standardisation activities to ensure maintain consistency across all areas of provision and share best practice within the delivery.
  • To undertake any additional duties and responsibilities as deemed appropriate by Futures.

The successful candidate

  • Have a passion for helping people.
  • Experience of working in adult education,
  • Good organisational and IT skills
  • Able to create own sessions to engage and upskill learners.
  • Deliver outstanding teaching, learning and assessment across our selection of accredited courses with the objective of preparing learners for sustainable employment.
  • Aspiration for delivering OFSTED graded outstanding teaching and learning.

    Who Are We?

    At Futures, we support people and businesses to develop, grow and be the best they can be. Rated by Ofsted as Outstanding, all our services are clear, enterprising and bespoke.​ We are leading a change in career support that focuses on the whole person not just the job applicant. There is more to life than just a career. So, our mission is to be at the forefront of careers advice, skills and support that turn ambition into a successful career and fulfilling life.  At Futures, our company-wide values: underpin who we are and what we do, and it is essential that all colleagues share these. 

    • Have passion
    • Do the right thing
    • Make a difference

    Join our team and help us make a difference to people’s lives.

    What can we offer?

    • Pension Plus Plan: Automatic enrolment into the People’s Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution and 3% employee contribution
    • Holidays: 25 days Annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays during first year of service increasing to 30 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10
    • Westfield Health insurance: Covering optical and dental appointments and 24/7 counselling and advice
    • Westfield Rewards: Access to special offers on goods and services from 450 leading online and high street retailers
    • Holiday Plus: Opportunity to buy additional leave after a year’s service
    • Protection of Loss of No Claims Bonus/Excess Insurance Scheme: Designed to provide a measure of compensation for Loss of Bonus or payment of Excess
    • Flexible Working
    • Travel Schemes: Schemes with Nottingham City Transport and Tram network to provide discounted rates for regular bus and tram travel

    Futures is supportive of job share working arrangements wherever possible. If this were something you are interested in, we would encourage you to discuss this during the selection process.

    Disability Confident

    As a Disability Confident employer, we undertake to interview disabled people who meet the minimum essential criteria as detailed on the person specification. If you have a disability, please make this known in your application.


Job Reference: VAC033

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks prior and during employment.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement which matches your skills to our Person Specification which you can find on our Job Description to recruitment@the-futures-group.com

Your supporting statement will be used for shortlisting so please ensure to attach this to your application!

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