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A Way Out is looking to recruit a positive and self motivated communications professional to fill the role of Training & Communications Co-ordinator, who really understands the unique work of A Way Out and has a passion and drive to share this with partners and stakeholders.

Salary: £23,000 per annum
Hours: 30 Hours per week

The role will support the organisation to take forward its brand identity and communication aims alongside the development and growth of A Way Out’s specialist on-line and off-line Training delivery. This will help raise the profile of the organisation; contributing to the development and delivery of a cost-effective evidence-based training service; raising awareness, understanding, and challenging negative stereotypes, ensuring that we give truth to those who have experienced harm, abuse and exploitation.

Learning from ‘lived experience of clients’, through co design and reflective practice, A Way Out has developed skills and experience in engaging the most isolated and vulnerable and enabling them to build resilience through an asset based approach. This has informed and helped shape the development and delivery of a range of training and learning events and wider communications.

The Training Co-ordinator will be responsible for

  • Leading on training by:
    • delivering workshops, conducting interviews, and completing on-line questionnaires with partner organisations combining this with existing learning to review our training courses to maintain understanding of the needs of partners, the market for training provision across Teesside and current gaps in provision.
    • maintaining co design (with input from clients) of a programme of evidence based short courses (covering topics such as abuse, harm and exploitation, trauma informed support, gender informed support, addressing adverse childhood experiences, sex work, sexual exploitation and addressing chaotic behaviour etc). Delivery methods are diverse from informal interactive workshops or formal training including as part of other training programmes (e..g professional development programmes delivered by Teesside University) or in partnership with others or as on-line modules.
    • marketing AWO’s revised courses to existing and new partners and securing agreements to deliver courses paid for by partners.
    • Co-ordinating external evaluation to inform the ongoing development of our programme
    • Co-ordinating external evaluation to inform the ongoing development of our programme and to provide the evidence (due diligence) to progress accreditation of AWO’s courses by Teesside University (so they can be marketed as professional development programmes) and integrated into their provision
  • Leading on Communications by:
    • Working collaboratively to develop and maintain an effective Marketing and Communications strategy to raise and sustain the profile of A Way Out.
    • Working with A Way Out staff to create and share impactful communications to a wide range of audiences implementing research and development to create compelling content across all communication channels including website, blogs, digital engagement and social medial.
    • Managing and developing monthly communications to supporters, stakeholders and partners
    • Support AWO services to communicate effectively with stakeholders and partners
    • Support and attend meetings, conferences and events as required.
    • Regularly providing updates for the AWO website

For further information please go to www.awayout.co.uk/join-the-team

Completed applications should be sent to anita.burke@awayout.co.uk

Closing date:16.06.21