Office Based: Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Job reference: 71

Contract type: Permanent

Full time: 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Salary: up to £31,062 per annum (dependent on experience)


-           25 days annual leave

-           Cash Wellbeing Healthcare Plan Cover

-           Death in service benefit

-           Option to buy up to 5 days annual leave

-           Discretionary shut down days at Christmas

-           1 Community Leave Day per annum

-           Bike to work scheme

Closing date: Wednesday 6 July 2022

About us: 

Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We’re all about promoting equality, challenging unfairness and giving disadvantaged and vulnerable people access to high quality information, advice and advocacy services. POhWER is a registered charity that provides a range of services across England.

We are looking to recruit people who share our core values and can demonstrate that they apply and live those values in their daily working practice.

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Training Officer, working within our people team, to support all colleagues with the co-ordination of their training needs and requirements from providing initial advice in relation to their personal development, up to and including supporting them to attend relevant training. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the HR team and Managers to improve induction and onboarding programmes for new starters to ensure all training needs are met. You will identify training and development needs, through job analysis and performance appraisals and design training development programmes for existing colleagues ensuring that mandatory training is completed in a timely manner.

The Training Officer will work with the whole People Directorate to ensure best practice is applied to all training activities and ensure continuous review and improvement of colleagues training experience is considered and that training is accessible for all colleagues within POhWER.

We are looking for someone who has excellent knowledge of the MS Office suite and good administrative, organisational and time management skills with the ability to work accurately, with attention to detail.  The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience in delivering training and/or working in a training team and be able to multi task and priortise workload.

The successful candidate will have a confident and positive attitude as well as a strong team player with a flexible approach to meet needs of the team/business.  You will have the ability to work confidently and independently with staff at all levels in the organization with a commitment to a high level of confidentiality.

The full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack can be downloaded here.

      How to apply

      We’re keen to get someone started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.

      Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria, and your notice period.  Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting reference 71.

      Closing date: 6th July 2022

      Interviews: TBC


      For an informal discussion please contact 07580 840908 and ask for a call back from Julie Born, People Director.

      A DBS check will be required for this post.

        POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme. We are a member of the Disability Confident scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

        There are also possible volunteering opportunities available within POhWER across the whole of England, to get more information on these opportunities please visit our Volunteer for POhWER page