Self Employed Mental Health Trainer (Monthly retainer)

Pay: £20-25 per hour depending on experience
Location: Home based and/or our Cambridge, Ipswich or Peterborough office as agreed, with travel across the region
Hours: 15-30 hours per month to be agreed on a retainer (term-time only)
Deadline: 4th August 2021
Interviews: Week commencing 9th August 2021
Job Reference: 210804A


Job Role


We are looking for people to join our team of Sessional Trainers who provide teachers, staff, parents and students with Health & Wellbeing training or presentations in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

You will assist in the monitoring of exciting training sessions that will accommodate all learning styles and deliver pre-written training as and when required on a sessional or self employed basis. Training Sessions tend to be two hours each held during the school day or after-school.  You also have the option to deliver full day or three day courses. Visit our mental health support for schools page to find out more.


You should have the following qualities:


  • Previous experience of working with young people and delivering mental health services
  • A relevant qualification (ideally a Play/Art Therapist or Counsellor on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority)
  • Experience of delivering training or presentations to adults and young people
  • Be able to deliver a range of subjects which include; Mental Health Awareness, Anxiety & Depression, Self Harm, Building Resilience, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Attachment, Staff wellbeing, supervision skills, etc
  • Be able to deliver student workshops or assemblies
  • Be able to travel independently
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued CPD

Days and Hours


This vacancy is for 15-30 hours per month as agreed (term-time only).

Salary and Benefits


The salary for this role is £20-25 per hour depending on experience.

Closing Date


The deadline for this role is 4 August. Interviews will be week commencing 9 August.

Contact Us


If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact; Preety Sidhu, Mental Health Training & Development Manager, or call 01733 373187. We also have sessional trainer roles available on an ad-hoc basis. For more information visit our Sessional Trainers job page.

Apply Now


For further information please see the Job Description (169KB, PDF) and our Application Guidance (243KB, PDF).


Complete online application


We encourage you to clearly demonstrate in your application how you meet the person specification criteria detailed in the job description for this role. Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be considered for shortlisting.

Additional Information

Unless stated otherwise, we do require an application form, completed in full, should you wish to be considered for a role with YMCA Trinity Group. Applications are scored against the relevant job description. CV’s will not be considered as an application. Occasionally we fill a role sooner than expected, we reserve the right to withdraw vacancies before an advertised closing date. Early application is advised.  An email will be sent to confirm receipt of applications, please contact us if you have a problem submitting your application.

We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form.

If you are having trouble completing your online job application please contact and a member of our HR Team will be able to assist you.

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.