Training and Capacity Building Coordinator (Specialism in trauma therapy)

Job Type

Part Time



Application Deadline



111 Isledon Road
N7 7JW
United Kingdom


Contract: Fixed-term

Part-Time: 28 hrs/week

Duration: November 2018 - June 2019

Location: London

Salary: £31,804, (FTE £39,755 pro-rata) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance

Job Ref: R53

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers - as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders - thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Training and Capacity Building Coordinator. You will be responsible for project managing training and capacity building programmes which aim to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills of statutory and voluntary health and social care service providers and professionals who work with survivors of torture in the UK.

You will also provide coaching and other skill development support for Freedom from Torture staff who design and deliver training and capacity building initiatives on behalf of the organisation.

You will be a health professional with experience working with vulnerable client groups experiencing complex trauma (Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Social Worker, Health Visitor or equivalent). Experience of working with survivors of torture, asylum seekers or refugees would be desirable.

You will also have strong training and facilitation skills, significant experience facilitating design meetings and/or supporting the design of bespoke participatory training programmes, an ability to work and communicate effectively with wide and diverse audiences, and strong project coordination skills, including ability to self-motivate and manage

time effectively.

You will not only be working in the small but dynamic Training and Capacity Building team, you will also work closely with our internal network of specialist psychological therapists, doctors, lawyers and welfare advisors across all Freedom from Torture national centres to help them with the creative design of their training and capacity building work.

If you believe you have the qualities necessary to perform well within this position, we would like to hear from you!

Please note this job requires regular overnight travel across the UK, however we are open to flexible working conditions.

We are also open to exploring potential job sharing opportunities however we can only accept applicants if they apply together.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tina Puryear, Head of Training and Capacity Building on 020 7697 3705

Closing date: Friday, 12 October 2018 – 9am

(However, please note we reserve the right to close the applications earlier if we feel we have a good number of strong candidates)

Expected date of interview: Friday, 19 October 2018

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position

Freedom from Torture is striving to be an Equal Opportunities Employer

No agencies please

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

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Please note CV and cover letter addressing the jd and spec of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position