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Job vacancy: Associate Trainer

20 Jan 2021|10:00

Associate Trainer            


Home Based


£10 - £12 per hour


15 hours total

Contract Type:

Fixed term contract

Closing Date:

Closing date for applications is 25th January 2021. The interview process will take place the week beginning the 1st February 2021.

About us

nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) is a membership charity organisation that supports all education practitioners. We provide: Continuing Professional Development (CPD), resources, advice, information and much more to enable all staff to meet the needs of all their pupils.

About you

We are looking for young people (aged 18-24) who are just at the start of their career and are passionate about celebrating and supporting different ways of thinking within schools. You may already have experience of delivering training or conference talks, or you may be looking to gain such experience. We are actively seeking applications from neurodiverse young people for this role.


About the role

The aim of the role is to contribute to the design and delivery of nasen’s Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL) program, to improve the knowledge of people working in Education.

The successful applicant will be contracted for one piece of work (totaling 15 hours) which is to co-design and co-deliver a 90-minute live webinar. Anyone who successfully completes the contract will be added to nasen’s list of Associate Trainers if they would like to be.

The webinar forms part of a broader CPDL series designed to support better understanding for school staff of the range of different ways of thinking that students can have. The series will include webinars on dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, autism, Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), mental health and profound and multiple learning difficulties. Our goal is to develop schools’ understanding of and ability to support the needs and build on the strengths of all their students.

You do not need to have any previous experience of designing or delivering training and we would love to hear from young people considering, just starting out in, or developing their career in education, advocacy, or training. Most of all, we are looking for enthusiastic people who are committed to celebrating diversity and would like to engage with school staff to support their learning and development.

Application process

To apply for the role, please send your CV along with a short statement that shows your interest in and suitability for the role. This could be in any format you would like such as: a supporting letter, a video, a voice recording or a link to other work or projects that showcase your skills and interest.

Interview process

After the application deadline, we will shortlist applicants for interviews. The purpose of the interview is to get a better idea of how you would deliver training and how your views around Continuing Professional Development for staff in education match up with nasen’s values. It also gives applicants a chance to see if they would get along with the team who they would be co-delivering with. All interviews will involve applicants giving a short presentation (up to 5 minutes in length) on a topic of their choice. The precise format of the interview and the duration will be shaped by each applicants’ preferences to enable them to showcase their ability.

If you are interested and would like to chat about the role, please email

To submit an application, please submit your CV and supporting statement to the HR Administrator,