Training Development Officer


To support and empower those from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities whose lives have been affected by violence and abuse to take control of their lives and move forward into healthy, stable and safer futures.

  • Title: Training Development Officer
  • Location: Can be based in Sheffield, Hull or Leeds; delivery across Yorkshire and Humberside
  • Contract type: Permanent (dependent on funding)
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,000 – 24,000 pa
  • Recruiter: Ashiana Sheffield

Ashiana Sheffield works with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) women, children and young people to escape violence and abuse and specialise in those areas of abuse which are most prevalent within BAMER communities such as domestic and sexual abuse, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, human trafficking, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence.  The aim of our work is to increase life opportunities to enable those that are vulnerable to move away from the risk of violence and into safe, stable and happier futures.

We are looking for a committed individual to support the Senior Management Team to implement an ambitious training development strategy. Working as part of a small committed team you will contribute to the successful implementation of key Ashiana initiatives through the development and promotion of appropriate training programs and promote awareness and understanding of the issues that Ashiana’s service users face (with an emphasis on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation) within relevant communities and cross sector organisations through a variety of methods.

You will be responsible for identifying training and awareness needs locally, regionally and nationally, developing and maintaining strong partnership links and sourcing new and innovative income streams to support the training and development work.

You will also support the implementation of the Ashiana Volunteer and Mentor programme ‘Experts by Experience’ within the training and development programme, offering opportunities for skills development and confidence for women through opportunities to deliver mentoring and training services within the project and partnership organisations.

You should have excellent IT skills and experience of working with management information systems/processes would be an advantage. Excellent presentation, training delivery and communication skills are essential.

Experience of working with BAMER groups in a professional or voluntary capacity or an evidence of passion for and commitment to support BAMER clients is desirable.

The ability to work under pressure and be well organised to meet deadlines is essential. The post holder will need to be able to work flexibly and adapt to changing circumstances.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would like to develop their training and development skills across a range of sectors to support a leading local charity and improve the quality of life of some of the UK’s most vulnerable women and children.

To apply, please download application pack from our website:

Or email

For an informal chat please call Jan Thompson, Project Manager on 0114 2555740.

Closing date:  Monday 26th June at 5.00pm

This post is restricted to female applicants using the GOR Equality Act 2010

Successful applicants will be required to have a satisfactory enhanced disclosure through the Criminal Records Bureau.

Ashiana is a company limited by guarantee Registered No 05853854: Charity No. 1120401.


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