YMCA Sessional Trainers

Pay: £30 per hour (Self Employed), £26 per hour (Employed)
Hours: Sessional Hours
Deadline: Ongoing
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.


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Job Role


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in your mental health work career? Looking for an organisation who can offer great benefits and flexible opportunities to deliver training to adults and/or mental health awareness to young people?

Our mental health training team deliver a range of locally approved staff training programmes to a range of settings including schools, colleges, early years settings, parents & carers, businesses, youth organisations and local authorities.   We also deliver assemblies, workshops, and presentations to groups of young people and adults as required.

Due to demand, we are now looking to expand the service and require more trainers that have specialisms to train staff who work with one or more of the following target audiences:

  • Vulnerable young people aged 16-25
  • Those in supported housing
  • Community youth work
  • Early Years
  • Parents and carers
  • Family work
  • Businesses or corporate wellbeing

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. Sessions range in legnth from short assemblies to three-day courses, and take place throughout the week as required. Please note that allocations will be based on suitability and so you do not necessarilty have to be able to deliver all types of programmes.

Visit our mental health services pages to find out more about the range of services we deliver.

You should have the following qualities:


  • Have a passion for mental health
  • Previous experience of working with young people and delivering mental health services
  • Specialisms in working with one or more of the target audiences
  • A relevant mental health qualification (ideally a therapist or Counsellor on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Experience of delivering training to adults or workshops to 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 travel independently
  • Willing and able to attend one developmental meeting every quarter
  • Have a basic understanding of delivering training using IT platforms e.g. Zoom and MS Teams
  • A commitment to continuous professional development

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.

This is an ongoing recruitment process with ongoing shortlisting taking place, so your application will be reviewed periodically.

To receive a Word version of the application pack for this vacancy please email recruitment@ymcatrinity.org.uk.

Please make sure you clearly highlight how you meet the person specification, provide evidence of your professional membership and dates qualifications were achieved.

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:


View Job Description

Sessional Trainer Job Description (298KB, PDF)

Salary and Benefits


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

  • Resources to deliver training
  • Regular networking meetings
  • Peer support sessions
  • Free and subsidised CPD
  • Free resources
  • Flexible work opportunities to suit your availability and interest

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


There is no deadline as recruitment for this role is ongoing (although we will shortlist applications as and when they are received, so early application is advised). Interviews will be by arrangement.

Contact Us


To find out more information or to receive a word version of the application pack for this vacancy please email mentalhealthservices@ymcatrinity.org.uk or call our team on 01733 373187

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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.