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Trainer / Facilitator (Practice and Participation Team)

  • Full time
  • £31,207 – £34,283
  • This post is based at Link Academy in Falkirk.
  • Closing 11th April 2023

  • Advertised from 17th March 2023
  • Salary dependent on skills and experience. Hour of Work: 37.5 per week (Monday to Friday with some overnight stays required) Fixed term for 1 year (maternity cover)


Are you passionate about helping people to live a better life? Do you want to work for a charity where your health and wellbeing matter just as much as the people you support? Do you want to be part of a trauma-informed team where you will be supported to develop creative and flexible ways of working?

At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including how we recruit our staff. It is important for us to find people who share our values, which are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people to manage or overcome the effects of negative life experiences (including trauma, mental health challenges, poverty and inequality) so that they can build on their strengths and aspirations in order to live their best possible lives. We support people through a range of models including:

• Personal development and employability programmes

• Self-help coaching

• Supported accommodation

• Care at home

• Housing support

• Befriending

• Social cafes

The Service

LinkLiving Skills Academy combines in-depth knowledge and experience of our sector along with our highly experienced trainers to offer a variety of learning opportunities that will help individuals develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to succeed in their roles. We use a variety of content, discussion and activities to ensure our sessions are engaging and interactive. We are also an SQA accredited training centre with over 10 years plus experience delivering qualifications.

The Job

The purpose of the job is to deliver trauma-informed practice training and SCQF/SVQ accredited courses to front-line professionals, Link Group of companies and to external partners. The role will require travel across different local authority areas. The aim of the trauma training is to provide an environment where staff become trauma informed practitioners and to provide a safe space where people are able to learn and have an opportunity for reflective practice with peers in similar roles. In addition, you will deliver both accredited and non-accredited personal development training to upskill professional staff.

You will:

• Deliver trauma training based on NHS Education for Scotland (NES) framework to colleagues across Link and partner companies and to external partner agencies in different local authority areas

• Provide a series of personal development workshops to other professionals

• Deliver SCQF accredited courses

• Deliver SVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care

• Create evaluation reports to maintain the high quality of the training provided

• Promote training across Link and partner companies and external businesses in different local authority areas

• Keep up to date with relevant and current best-practice in Trauma Informed Approach

About You

It is essential that you have SVQ Level 3 or 4 in Health and Social Care, combined with a training qualification or extensive experience in the delivery of training.

Previous experience in design and development of training programmes and knowledge of evaluation methods to ensure training is effective and objectives are met is essential.

You must also have prior knowledge of mental health self-help resources and tools and an understanding of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized. An ability to establish, build and maintain supportive, equal and positive relationships with people is therefore also an essential requirement of this role.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.

What’s in it for you?

The benefits of being a LinkLiving employee (subject to the policies and benefit terms and conditions) include:

• Competitive salary, reviewed annually, and opportunity for annual performance related salary increases and discretionary non-consolidated pay awards, subject to terms of the scheme

• 35 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of public holidays) pro rata plus additional 3 days pro rata after 3 years’ service, with an opportunity to buy and sell holiday

• temporary enhanced business travel mileage allowance to support employees with increased fuel costs

• access to paid SVQ qualifications and a wide range of learning and development opportunities and funded Disclosure Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council memberships

• defined contribution pension scheme with generous employer contributions plus salary exchange and additional voluntary contribution options

• life assurance scheme providing death in service benefits to named beneficiaries

• healthcare cash plan for employees (and dependents) to support health and wellbeing plus discounts on shopping, restaurants, and other services

• employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being

• discounted travel schemes including cycle to work scheme, monthly bus pass scheme and travel ticket loan and much more!

For a full list of benefits available to employees, please see the following link -

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Link will meet the cost of any new PVG scheme membership or scheme record update.

Further Information

Interested? If you have any questions about the role, please email and we can arrange for someone from the service to call you for an informal chat.

To find out more about what LinkLiving do and to view the generous pay and benefits package, please visit our website at

If you are considering a career in social care but aren’t sure what it involves or whether it’s right for you, you can enrol in a free, online 6 week part-time tutor-supported ‘Introduction to a Career in Social Care’ course. The course provides an introduction to the area of social care and can be a stepping-stone to employment or further training.

Application notes

Closing Date: midnight on Tuesday 11 April 2023

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Thursday 20 April 2023 at Link Academy in Falkirk

How to Apply

To apply online visit our website

We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at and detailing which format you would require.

Please note should an internal applicant be successful in applying for this position on either a seconded or permanent basis, they will move to the terms and conditions associated with the role for the duration of the time they are in post. The terms and conditions are outlined in the job information pack.

LinkLiving is an equal opportunities organisation, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and, as a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.