Below is some information on what The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust looks for when recruiting Schools trainers.
We are looking for trainers with experience delivering primary school training, and trainers based in the North and North East of England. If you’re interested then please email your CV and some dates for training when you can be observed (instead of a formal interview).
We look for individuals with experience delivering training on depression and other common mental health problems in schools or other youth settings and one or more of the following:
- A clinical qualification in mental health
- Academic expertise in mental health
- Personal experience of mental health issues
- A teaching/educational background
We are looking for trainers who:
- Have highly effective training and communication skills
- Good use of tone, eye contact and body language
- Use of a variety of engaging delivery methods
- Well-paced delivery and to time
- Good use of technology and presentational aids
- Build strong relationships and develop instant rapport
- Approach other people with enthusiasm
- Ask questions and establish the wants and needs of others
- Establish an environment where participants feel comfortable to be honest and ask questions
- Treat others with respect and professionalism
- Have a detailed knowledge of their subject
- Strong understanding of emotional wellbeing and mental health
- Provide practical strategies and ideas
- Confident response to questions
- Passionate and enthusiastic about educating young people and those who work with them on the importance of good mental health
- Can be flexible and adapt to suit the needs of their audience
- Plan in advance to meet different needs and opportunities
- Establish needs and wants beforehand and prepare well
- Adapt presentations as and when required
- Check regularly to ensure that needs are being met
The role of a Waller Trainer is to deliver training to schools focusing on teaching staff and other school personnel, pupils and also parents where appropriate. We also work in other youth settings and with staff in social care, the voluntary sector and the NHS.
Typical topics covered include: Developing a mentally healthy school, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, building resilience, exam stress, anxiety, Youth Mental Health First Aid, self-esteem and body confidence.
We ask our trainers to use their own networks and promotional activity to identify training opportunities. The Trust will also ask you to provide training to schools who contact the office with requests. All Waller trainers provide a quarterly progress report including feedback and evaluation of the impact of the training.