YMCA Sessional Trainers

Pay: £30 per hour (Self Employed), £26 per hour (Employed)
Hours: Sessional Hours
Deadline: 4th March 2022
Shortlisting: Between 7th – 18th March 2022
Interviews: TBC
Job ref: MHPT-TR

About Us


YMCA Trinity Group strives to create a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work; we know how staff & volunteers feel directly translates to the quality of service & care we give our clients, and we also recognise the crucial role each and every one of us plays in helping to fulfil our Mission.

Our Mental Health Programme Team offer a range of mental health services for schools and other settings including counselling, therapy, staff training and whole school approaches.


Working with YMCA Trinity Group has given me the flexibility to expand my own knowledge and skills whilst helping train and facilitate change in our community. Well researched and presented core training material offering real insight in to the challenges of working through Anxiety and Stress in these challenging times.

I thoroughly enjoy working with YMCA and highly recommend you explore your options today into starting your own journey of discovery.Marc B MBACP (Accred) Counsellor / Therapist & Trainer YMCA Trinity Group


For our teams we will ensure our policies and procedures are truly inclusive and work to ensure our environment is a place where everyone can thrive.


View our Diversity and Equality page


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


Please note: You are required to have a current and satisfactory Enhanced DBS certificate which covers; the Adult Workforce for supervision and Child & Adult Workforce for counselling work. Your DBS certificate should be registered with the DBS Update Service. If you do not have a DBS certificate which meets the criteria set out above, we would be able to facilitate a DBS Application for you, at your cost.


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 recruitment@ymcatrinity.org.uk if you have a problem submitting your application.

Job Description


Please read the job description:


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Sessional Trainer Job Description (102KB, PDF)

Salary and Benefits


The salary for this role is £30 per hour (Self Employed), £26 per hour (Employed). We offer additional benefits including:


  • Access to training opportunities and peer support
  • Resources to deliver training
  • Management support

Please note: A Standard DBS certificate is required for this role which is covered by the DBS Update Service. If you do not have one, we would be able to facilitate this.

Closing Date


The shortlisting is bi-monthly with the next closing date being 14 January. Interviews will be scheduled between 17 – 28 January 2022.

Contact Us


To find out more information or to receive a word version of the application pack for this vacancy please email lisa.smith@ymcatrinity.org.uk.

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Feel free to read our Application Guidance (243KB, PDF) before applying.


Complete online 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 recruitment@ymcatrinity.org.uk 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.