Grassroots - preventing suicide together


Grassroots Suicide Prevention seeks a Training Lead

Salary: £24,982 per annum pro rata (NJC Scale 6)

Hours:  30 hours per week (of a standard 37.5 hour week)
Contract: 12 months fixed term
Annual Leave: 28 days per annum pro rata

Application Deadline: Midnight on Monday September 20th.

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 has led on a range of suicide prevention initiatives, including our innovative and award-winning StayAlive mobile phone app.

The Training Lead will support the smooth running of Grassroots training work: building relationships and liaising with a wide range of clients and stakeholders, coordinating and overseeing the administration of courses, and supporting the delivery of a range of training contracts and projects.

How to Apply

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

  • Personal Statement
  • CV
    • Please include recent references details – which we will take up 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 midnight on Monday September 20th. The first round of interviews will be held virtually.

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