Published 16th February 2022

Lead Trainer & Qualification Tutor

We are looking for a talented and experienced trainer and assessor to join our small team at the National Academy of Community Organising. This role will help us to meet the increasing demand for training and qualifications in community organising both in person and online. It will also involve creating training courses and materials, developing aspiring trainers and working with Social Action Hubs to help establish NACO as a strong and sustainable organisation that is enabling the delivery of high-quality training and support in community organising across the UK.

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The National Academy of Community Organising (NACO) is the training arm of Community Organisers. NACO delivers quality assured training, nationally recognised qualifications and practice-based support in community organising to individuals and organisations across the UK. Alongside the central team, NACO is made up of 15 Social Action Hubs who deliver training and embed community organising at a local level. We are seeing increasing interest in training and qualifications in community organising, and need to expand the team to help us meet these new levels of demand.


Job Purpose  

  • Tutor and assess on the Award in Community Organising at Level 2 and Level 3
  • Lead and support delivery of quality assured training in community organising
  • Develop the skills and experience of other trainers by demonstrating excellent training and facilitation skills and giving constructive feedback
  • Mentor and / or coach community organising practitioners and aspiring trainers
  • Support the quality assurance of our training courses including creating new courses and updating materials for existing courses
  • Assist in the creation of online learning materials to supplement the in-person and online training we already provide
  • Jointly manage our online learning platforms such as Moodle
I am really excited that we are expanding the team at the National Academy of Community Organising. This role is about much more than just delivering training in community organising - although of course that will be a core part of the role. The successful applicant will also help us to enhance our work with Social Action Hubs and develop new trainers, whilst having significant influence on the development of new courses and content.
Nick Laffan, Head of the National Academy of Community Organising

To apply for this role please send a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) outlining your interest and experience alongside a copy of your CV to

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Julia Wakefield on

Important information:

Deadline for applications: Friday 11th March 2022

Interviews: Friday 16th March 2022

Start Date: ASAP (to be negotiated)