Conservation, Environmental and Outdoor Trainer

Groundwork Wales

Blackwood, Caerphilly
£21,224 - £23,500 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract [email protected] Peter Gater

Reference: VRP 2

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 14th May 2021   6 days left

Do you want to play an active part in helping the people of South Wales reconnect with Nature? If so, then we have the right role for you.

The role will lead the development and delivery of Employment support interventions to clients of all ages, creating and facilitating opportunities for local people and organisations to be involved in horticultural training and skills development programmes. To support participants to increase their employability chances through support, training and accreditation in Essential Skills, Work Based Skills and other accredited schemes and contributing to wellbeing and social enterprise projects.

Groundwork Wales

Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. We work towards a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper.

We are a registered charity and member of the UK Federation of Groundwork Trusts. Since 1990 we have been working with our partners in communities where the need is greatest, right across south and mid Wales, to deliver grass-roots programmes that have made a real difference to people’s lives and prospects.

The Project

Valleys Regional Park

Located in the region sometimes called the South Wales Coalfield, the Valleys Regional Park has been pinpointed to make the most of the stunning countryside, breath-taking views, rich culture and fascinating nature that is available to all who live in, work in, or visit South Wales.

Stretching from Carmarthenshire in the west to Pontypool in the east and from Bridgend in the south to Merthyr Tydfil in the north, the park is home to thriving communities in bustling villages, nestled amongst some of the most dramatic landscapes: from rolling fields to shady woodlands and boggy marsh to craggy waterfalls.


As an Employment Trainer, you'll need to:

  • Identify and engage socially excluded groups and individuals to participate in training and skills development programmes
  • Carry out an induction programme, utilising Groundwork Wales’ process. Assess and monitor clients’ basic skills and other needs, utilising a range of tools
  • Implement an individual action plan for beneficiaries and trainees, utilising Groundwork Wales’ process
  • Supervise trainees to develop horticulture and traditional countryside skills, Essential Skills and Employment Skills including IT that could enhance workplace skills, in accordance with Groundwork Wales’ procedures
  • Support participants to achieve accreditation and qualifications

What we need from you:

  • Level 4 Training Qualification
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.
  • An aptitude to work and connect with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Proven experience in volunteer recruitment, management and development.
  • The ability deliver more diverse and inclusive volunteering and training opportunities with currently underrepresented audiences.
  • Experience in community engagement with a focus on rural areas.
  • Experience in delivering training sessions.
  • Experience of working with marketing and media (including social media)
  • Experience of delivering targets and monitoring, evaluating and reporting outcomes

As an Investors in People charity, we realise that to achieve our vision we need diverse teams of staff who have a wide range of skills, a real passion for the work of the charity and a pride in their role within it. No matter what role you perform at Groundwork Wales, everyone can make a difference and every role is vital to delivering our mission and vision…if this inspires you, we would love to hear from you.

Please email [email protected] for an application pack

The position may be closed as soon as sufficient applicants have been received

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