Grassroots - preventing suicide together


Grassroots Suicide Prevention seeks a Head of Training

Salary: £38,890–£41,881 pro rata (NJC Scale PO4)

Hours:  Up to 22.5 hours per week

Application Deadline: Sunday, May 9th

Grassroots is a UK leader in suicide prevention. We have a simple but powerful goal: no one should have to contemplate suicide alone. We work locally and nationally with communities, organisations and individuals, helping them to become ready, willing and able to effectively support someone at risk of suicide, experiencing a mental health problem, or someone who self-harms. We help to create safe spaces in our communities to talk about suicide and we support people in all communities to develop the skills and confidence they need to save lives.

Our training, signposting, and innovation helps save lives by enabling conversations that can really make a difference. We work to fight the stigma that surrounds suicide, mental health and self-harm and encourage people to seek help through our thriving social media community and online presence.

Purpose of the role

Grassroots delivers a range of high-quality, evidence-led suicide prevention and mental health training, including: ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training; safeTALK – Suicide Alertness For Everyone; SFA – Suicide First; MHFA – Mental Health First Aid; Real Talk About Suicide; and Understanding Self-Harm. In turn, Grassroots offers expert consultancy around suicide prevention, and has led on a range of suicide prevention initiatives, including our innovative and award-winning StayAlive mobile phone app.

The Head of Training will lead the training team, helping to develop and deliver a range of high-quality training programmes for Grassroots, including the development of bespoke programmes and consultancy support to reach new audiences. The role will build and sustain relationships with our network of associate trainers, ensuring quality is at the heart of our training offer. In turn, they will be a main contact for partners and clients, supporting the team in securing new training and partnership work.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a Personal Statement and CV to Alex Harvey:

  • Personal Statement
  • CV
    • Please include recent references details – we will only contact references if an offer is made.

You should find all the information you need in the Letter to Potential Applicants and Job Description and Person Specification documents below.

The closing date for applications is Sunday May 9th. We will begin assessing applications on Monday, May 10th.

The first round of interviews will be held virtually at a time to be arranged with candidates during the week of May 17th.

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