Summary of the Role

This role will lead the Training and Development team in an exciting new 3-year project, funded by the National Lottery.

The Training and Development Manager will lead a team of people including some who are Experts by Experience to further develop our Training and Development offer, consisting of the Dramatic Change drama group and our training offer which utilises both drama and more traditional training methods.

Dramatic Change is Inclusion Gloucestershire’s drama team, who take an issues-based approach to developing information, advice, awareness-raising and training through drama and film productions that are co-produced by people with lived experience of disability, autism or mental ill health. Previous films have covered topics such as hate crime, sexual abuse, bereavement, reasonable adjustments, and supported housing. 

Regular drama workshops will take place for people with a range of disabilities as well as non-disabled people with the intended outcome of producing at least four issue-based films and training opportunities.

We are in the process of building our Expert by Experience Training offer and this will be a key role for the Training and Development Manager. Recent training courses have included communication, disability awareness, person-centred approaches and values. We have delivered Forum Theatre training to a range of external organisations on topics such as bereavement and self-neglect and the intention is to continue with this.

Finally, we are expanding our Easy Read translation and training offer (Easy Read with Inclusion Gloucestershire – EARWIG) and this work will be part of the Training and Development team

The Training and Development Manager role involves leading, managing and developing the training and drama projects and the Easy Read Service. This will include planning and delivering productions and training, project management and monitoring, marketing of our offer, leadership and development of the staff team and working with individuals to ensure they achieve their potential.

Job Purpose

To lead, develop, monitor and report on the Dramatic Change project, Training offer, and Easy Read Service, ensuring that staff are well supported, participants have a fully inclusive and positive experience of drama and training, and the project delivers against deadlines and targets to the highest possible standards.

Hours and Pay

Hours:                     18 per week

Contract:                 Fixed term until 31st May 2023 (ongoing funding may be secured)

Pension:                  IG operates the NEST pension scheme and will contribute 3% subject to qualifying status

Salary:                     £26,822 pro rata

Location:                 2 St Michaels Court, St Michaels Square, Gloucester, GL1 1JB

Holiday:                   28 days + bank holidays pro rata

Job Description (.docx download)

Application Form (.docx download)

Further Information

Closing date: Midnight Monday 27th July 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 5th August (interviews may be held via video call – instructions will be provided on how to set this up)

Funded by the National Lottery. Inclusion Gloucestershire is Charity No. 1171559.

Application Submissions & Queries

Please submit your application or any queries to Dawn Crawford via e-mail here.