CLOSED - Project and Training Coordinator Vacancy - Improving Lives Plymouth

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Job description

Job: Project and Training Coordinator

Employer: Improving Lives Plymouth

Managed by: Improving Lives Plymouth, Active for All Manager

Work Location: 156 Mannamead Road, Plymouth, PL3 5QL

Salary: £13,290 per annum for 21 hours per week (Based on FTE £22,150)

Working Pattern to be agreed

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

Closing date for applications: 24th October Interview date: 2nd November 2018

Role Context

We have been running a Long-Term Conditions Self-Management (LCSM) course for over 12 years. We are also redeveloping and redesigning the course to provide more flexible opportunities for individuals, organisations and companies, to benefit from the programme, and other long-term conditions approaches.


Coordinate and develop our Long-Term Conditions Self-Management programme and support a small team which consists of an LCSM Assistant and volunteer tutors.

Key Tasks

  1. Develop the LCSM course content and delivery, maximising opportunities to provide an integrated long-term conditions course with other activities and services in Improving Lives Plymouth and others.

  2. Schedule courses in local Plymouth Hubs and at 156 Mannamead Road.

  3. Act as co-tutor to newly appointed volunteers.

  4. Provide relief/emergency tutor cover.

  5. Supervise the work of the LCSM Assistant (who is also a trained tutor).

  6. Recruit, train and support volunteer tutors.

  7. Provide developmental feedback to tutors.

  8. Run regular team meetings to support and develop the team.

  9. Ensure resources for course delivery are provided for all tutors.

  10. Ensure the overall smooth running of all course administration.

  11. Raise awareness and increase understanding across all sectors in the city of the impact of having a long-term health condition.

  12. Co-ordinate the promotion and marketing of the whole programme and individual courses.

  13. Develop and establish working relationships and referral protocols with a range of organisations.

  14. Monitor and evaluate the training and overall effectiveness of the programme.

  15. Provide written reports as required.

  16. Undertake other tasks that are appropriate to the role and job description.

Person Specification


Course design and delivery within a health or social care related field

Heading up a small team

Developing and maintaining systems to support a project.

Experienced computer user.


High level training skills

Project development skills

Able to be creative within the scope of the role

Able to use Microsoft office suite of programmes and other software packages

Excellent Communicator

Able to organise a range of tasks and a busy workload

Lead by example within the role and within Improving Lives Plymouth services


The issues that affect people with long-term health conditions

Organisations in the local health care system, statutory and non-statutory

Learning styles and what makes for effective training delivery


A level or above

Relevant training certificates

Any other qualifications relevant to the role

Personal Attributes

A people person

Able to work in a non-judgemental and anti-discriminatory way

Good team leader and player

Contact Chris Burnett

01752 241054

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