Training & Community Development Officer

Vacancy Description:

Closing Date: 12/10/2023
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The post holder will play an integral part in the development and delivery of PIPS Hope & Support`s Training, Education and Development services.

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Title:                        Training & Community Development Officer

Place of work:         PIPS Hope and Support – Newry or Lurgan
Reports to:               Chief Executive Officer 
Salary:                      £21,589 - £24,799 pro rata
Hours:                      37.5
Annual Leave:         24 days plus 11 Statutory Days

Auto Enrolment, National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
Pension Scheme
Access to Company Westfield Health Care package
Organisation Sick Pay scheme
Investors in People award
TOIL (time off in lieu) accrual system (monthly)
Outreach travel expenses at 45p per mile


  1. As part of the PIPS H&S Team, input to the development, delivery and monitoring of all aspects of the Training, Education and including Community Development
  2. Deliver Courses and Modules in Suicide prevention, in particular PHA funded training including: Mental Health First Aid, ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, safeTALK training & B Positive training and any related mental health or suicide prevention subjects in line with the PIPS H&S strategy across the local and regional community of NI & Border regions (all staff will be provided with the necessary training by PIPS Hope & Support to deliver and facilitate such training).
  3. Work collaboratively with PIPS H&S’s Administrator, PIPS H&S and freelance staff and volunteers to deliver quality training.
  4. Develop, produce, run and facilitate training sessions in multiple formats.
  5. Deal with enquiries, requests for information and correspondence from professionals and members of the public relating to training and development opportunities in a professional and efficient manner.
  6. Promote, set up and manage bespoke and development work in line with PIPS H&S strategy.
  7. Build and develop relationships with relevant institutions, organisations, professional bodies and voluntary public or private sector organisations to broaden training opportunities.
  8. Promote the training, social and health care aspects of Suicide prevention, mental health with community and professional groups, other relevant organisations and individuals external to PIPS H&S.
  9. Attend relevant Forums, steering groups, Health Fairs, Networking events, etc as is required
  10. To support other areas of PIPS H&S’s work as required.


  1. 3rd Level Qualification and evidence-based facilitation skills.
  2. 2 years' experience of delivering approved and accredited training in a paid or voluntary capacity.
  3. Excellent presentation, organisation, and IT skills.
  4. Must be able to demonstrate a successful track record of managing and delivering community training/education programmes/workshops.
  5. Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  6. Ability to recruit participants and achieve objectives and targets within an agreed budget.
  7. Flexibility.
  8. A full current driving license and/or access to a form of transport which will enable the post holder to carry out all duties daily.  


  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (T4T).
  • Mental Health First Aid Trainer (T4T).
  • SafeTALK trainer (T4T).
  • Vulnerable Adults Trainer.
  • Knowledge of Mental Health and Suicide prevention strategies.
  • Knowledge and experience of organising training events.
  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector.
  • Delivery of additional Mental Health or Suicide prevention or Self-harm training programmes.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • Two satisfactory references are required.
  • Successful applicants must evidence their right to work in the UK (under the Asylum and Immigration Act).  This will be evidenced in the first instance by a passport or other forms of identification that will be outlined if no passport is available.
  • Successful Access NI checks.
  • Potential employees must provide evidence of full driving licence.
  • Car insurance for business use.

This job description is not intended to be restrictive or definitive.
It is important to note that the responsibilities of the post may change to meet the requirements of the evolving services that the charity provides.