Training & Development Consultant – Mental Health

Pay £28,363 pro rata
Location Flexible – home plus travel across the region to one of our offices as necessary (Offices are located in Ipswich, Cambridge and Peterborough)
Hours 20 hours per week
Deadline 4th March
Interviews 12th March


Job role


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Training & Development Consultant to join our team to help manage our mental health training programme.


Working alongside our Mental Health Services team, you will:


  • Help manage YMCA’s Mental Health Training Programme including: sales, research, design, delivery, refresher training, resources, licencing and quality assurance.
  • To design and deliver bespoke presentations, talks, assemblies and workshops to schools, students and stakeholders as required.
  • Utilise and adapt existing competency frameworks to meet the needs of different audiences, but with a primary focus on schools. Other audiences include youth organisations, housing, early years, corporates and mental health practitioners.
  • To identify and co-ordinate the design and delivery of new, innovative and exciting training sessions and wider mental health programmes, which incorporate different learning styles and needs, and meet income targets
  • To oversee resource development, and deployment of sessional trainers across our portfolio of courses and review and update resources/content for direct interventions (including group work, mentoring and family work)
  • To equip other trainers and staff with the knowledge and skills to deliver programmes directly to others through briefings and regular monitoring and evaluation, as part of the Train the Trainer model
  • To support schools and staff with their mental health needs by providing advice, research, updating resources, and signposting accordingly
  • To facilitate the sharing of good practice through school/staff peer support programmes, themed sessions, meetings and events
  • To support the Service Manager with the development and growth of the Menu of Services (mental health and well-being) business model
  • To actively keep up to date with new research, approaches and models and refresh literature accordingly
  • To support the Service Manager with the sales process for all mental health services by helping to identify leads, developing reports for meetings, seeking new funding opportunities, and attending meetings on behalf of the department
  • Work with the Marketing team to develop regular school communications such as training updates, newsletters, and promotional materials such as leaflets and posters.


You will need to:


  • Have experience in researching, designing and delivering inspirational training and presentations
  • Experience of working in schools and developing partnerships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of mental health, outcome measures and feedback tools
  • Ability to motivate and engage others, with excellent organisational and IT skills
  • A good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and able to recognise the limits of own authority within the role
  • Possess a Level 4 or equivalent in Counselling, Therapy or a related mental health qualification
  • A current driving licence and access to a car for work
  • Ability to work flexibly, including school based hours, working from home and occasional evenings as appropriate
  • Ability to work additional hours as required and/or adapt working patterns to meet service needs
  • Commitment to professional development both within and outside of working hours


Days and hours


This role is for 20 hours per week.


Salary and benefits


The salary for this role is £28,363 per year pro rata (based on 40 hour week).

Closing date


The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th March 2020 with interviews arranged for Thursday 12th March 2020.

Contact us


For further information, please contact: or call 01733 373187.


Apply now


For more information please see the job description (276KB, PDF) and our application guidance (243KB, PDF).



Alternatively, you can download and complete a word version of the application form (113KB, Word).

We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form (109KB, Word).

Please forward to or by post to:

YMCA Trinity Group
Rightwell East
PE3 8DX.


YMCA Trinity Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment.