Actif Woods Wales Training Officer

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Association)

Machynlleth, Powys
£24,049 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 11 January 2018

Location: Within Wales. Depending on location of successful applicant
Hours of Work: 1 day per week, with additional hours where funding allows 
Responsible to: Coed Lleol Manager
Responsible for: Developing training modules and training partnerships

Job Purpose:

A. To lead on the development of high quality OCN and/or Agored accredited training for Coed Lleol / Small Woods, with a focus on the provision for participants as part of the Active Inclusion project

B. To convene a working group, collaborating with internal and external partners to ensure stakeholder collaboration in progressing the field of woodland skills and Social Forestry education.

C. To advise on the training of staff, leaders and partner organisations to ensure high-quality woodland activities can be delivered through Actif Woods Wales.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of OCN and/or Agored accredited training drawing on Coed Lleol and Small Woods experience and knowledge in this area;
  • Oversee OCN administration – i.e. collection of work books, registering and organising certificates
  • Convene a working group to deliver a non-accredited core module to AWW staff, partners and leaders.
  • Convene a wider network of stakeholders with a shared interest in progressing the field of woodland and Social Forestry education
  • Through these collaborations develop a suite of accredited training modules, accessible and appropriate to different types of learners.
  • Manage a project budget, time sheets, and other administration related to this area of work;
  • Provide advice on training activities and courses for woodland and health professionals.
  • Provide regular reports on this work for funders and the Coed Lleol Steering Group.
  • Keep up-to-date with relevant training opportunities in the sector, developing ideas for the future.
  • Network with relevant institutions / projects; look for areas of collaboration.
  • Represent Coed Lleol at local events, including giving presentations.
  • Carry out any other similar duties as can reasonably be required of the post.

Person specification:


  • Previous experience of working in a similar project environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about and enthusiasm for woodlands as sites for social engagement and health/wellbeing.
  • Practical experience of working in externally-funded social projects (i.e. understanding of project delivery in practice);
  • Experience of developing training and learning programmes for adult learners, including curriculum development, training delivery, and reflective professional practice.
  • Excellent Word processing, Excel and IT skills.
  • Excellent communicator, written and verbal, to a wide range of audiences.
  • Able to work on own initiative; self-starting and proactive


  • A relevant degree and/or professional qualification
  • Prior experience of designing & running woodland-based training activities for adults
  • Prior knowledge of woodlands and woodland management
  • Experience of working on adult education qualifications and managing and moderating accredited learning
  • Experience of using IT to collect data and conduct data analysis
  • Proven track record of successful engagement in the training sector as well as with colleagues, communities, and other stakeholders such as funders
  • First Aid at Work qualification
  • Current driving licence and own car insured for work use
  • Welsh speaker or learner

For further information and to apply please visit our website where you can download an application form.

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