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Senior Recovery College Trainer (REDS Academy)

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Expiry Date
06/09/2018 15:10:00
Senior Recovery College TrainerLocation: NorthamptonSalary: £27,540 - £37,220 (depending on experience)Full Time, 12 months Fixed Term - with possibility

Job Description

Senior Recovery College Trainer

Location: Northampton
Salary: £27,540 - £37,220 (depending on experience)
Full Time, 12 months Fixed Term - with possibility of permanent / contract extension
Do you want be a part of an exciting new initiative that will make a real difference to people’s lives?
You can achieve this and more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in front-line services. 

The Recovery College, known as REDS Academy, is a new initiative offered to patients, carers and staff which will provide self-management and well-being-focused courses that build hope and help improve lives. The courses are educational and designed and delivered in partnership with people with lived experience of mental illness. Our pilot term has recently launched at our Northampton site and will be expanding to our other three St Andrew’s Healthcare sites later this year.

The role

In this exciting new role you will have the opportunity to design, develop and implement the courses offered at our Recovery College. You will have the opportunity to create courses that change lives by improving well-being, hopes for the future and recovery.

You will have the important role of supporting our students, which includes patients, their relatives, carers and staff, in developing the knowledge and skills to empower them in their own recovery.

An essential part of your role will be building working relationships with patients, carers and staff to involve them in the co-design, co-delivery and quality assessment of all training courses. Through working with internal and external partners, you will design and deliver a high-quality syllabus that is tailored to the needs of our students.

As the Senior Recovery College Trainer, you will support our peer and volunteer trainers in delivering high-quality learning across our four St Andrew’s Healthcare locations.

About you

You will have experience working in a mental health environment and the principles of recovery from mental illness. Your experience has given you the confidence to engage with clinical staff and patients both in ward environments and outside. We’re looking for a confident presenter with experience designing and delivering training, who works autonomously and diligently to get things done.

Communication, influencing and relationship-building skills are key. You will additionally have the empathy and listening skills needed to build working relationships both within the charity and with external training providers. You will relish the opportunity this role brings to develop a service that makes a genuine difference to people’s lives.


If this sounds like you then we’d love you to apply here.

Closing date: 6th August 2018.