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4 Feb 2023

Part-Time Media Literacy Trainer

The Brain Charity – Posted by Jobs at The Brain Charity Merseyside, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job title: Media Literacy Trainer

Salary: £27,170 – £29,260 per annum DOE (£10,865 – £11,704 pro rata)

Contract: Fixed Term Contract to February 2024

Base: The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool. L3 8LR with travel to locations within the Merseyside area

Hours: 15 hours per week (with some flexibility to work outside the normal hours of 09:00 – 5:00 when required)

Responsible to: Head of Services

Background to The Brain Charity

Life for any of us can change in an instant. Experiencing a road traffic accident, a major stroke or being diagnosed with dementia can happen completely unexpectedly and can change our lives forever.

There are hundreds of different neurological conditions including stroke, brain tumour, brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and many rarer ones too.

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.

Role summary

We are really pleased to say The Brain Charity is growing year on year. We are now seeking an individual to help us deliver comprehensive support for people living with neurological conditions who would like to improve their media literacy.

Over the past few years we have seen increasing numbers of vulnerable clients come to us with problems relating to understanding digital communications and media. A stroke or a brain injury can cause difficulties with processing information, those with ADHD may face impulsivity and people with dementia can struggle with discerning between misinformation and the truth. Our neurological community is also disproportionately susceptible to online scams – meaning media literacy interventions will help our community financially.


In your role, you will be responsible for providing free face-to-face media literacy training to carers and support staff in adult social care settings such as care homes and community facilities across Merseyside. You will also develop an online digital version of this training aimed at carers across the UK.

 The content of these training courses will have an increased emphasis on keeping clients safe, and being aware of the best ways in which they can assist the people they support on a daily basis. This will empower care and support staff to not only be informed themselves, but also able to provide lasting support to a very vulnerable demographic, and reaching more individuals who need support.

The trainer will also develop an online version of this training aimed at carers across the UK. This digital content will be informed by learnings from delivering in person sessions and providing one-to-one support. This training will be made online to share UK wide—enabling us to help upskill carers and enable them to better support people with neurological conditions.

 Key responsibilities:


  • Overseeing the day-to-day organisation and face-to-face delivery of the training programme to care and support staff in adult social care settings across Merseyside, including care homes, day services and respite facilities.
  • Deal with all training enquiries and requests from external organisations for support, and book their training packages in for them.
  • Working alongside the Head of Communications, develop an online version of the training aimed at upskilling carers across the UK, with the digital content informed by learnings from delivering in-person sessions and providing one-to-one support.
  • Develop and adapt the training programme to suit specific audiences and accessibility requirements as required.
  • Build positive relationships and contacts with organisations to ensure the training is offered in as many key spaces as possible, including providing one-to-one support to organisations with specific needs.
  • Working alongside the Head of Communications, promote and market the training opportunity across Merseyside to ensure we train the required number of carers.
  • Facilitate the effective use of media and technology and provide equitable access to information in a variety of formats in order to upskill carers and educate our community.
  • Compile all relevant data relating to the service and maintain a detailed database for analysis. Create timely reports as and when required.
  • Maintain a keen understanding of training trends, developments and best practices to facilitate training. Remain up to date on developments on the subject matter.
  • Monitor and evaluate the training program’s effectiveness and assess outcomes via feedback from clients.
  • Ensure data is securely stored following the principles of the Data Protection Act.


  • Work to The Brain Charity’s policies and procedures.
  • Actively support promotional and fundraising events for The Brain Charity, attending a minimum of 1 fundraising or client-focussed event over the course of a year.
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks which may be required by the charity from time to time.
  • Regularly provide cover for all aspects of the department you belong to during any absence relating to your colleagues.

How to Apply

Benefits of working for us Working for The Brain Charity has some great benefits. All of these benefits are available upon starting unless stated otherwise.
  • 25 days contractual annual leave in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising 1 day per full year of service upto a maximum of 28 days for full time employees. This is pro-rata’d for all part-time employees).
  • Medicash – physical wellbeing support with a wide range of subsidised treatments including Dental Bills, Optical Care, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Chiropody, Health Screenings and more.
  • Premium Employee Assistance Programme – mental wellbeing support with access to 24/7 employee support services and face to face counselling sessions.
  • mProve yourself Wellbeing app with a range of wellbeing courses.
  • Skinvision Skin Health tracker.
  • Online discount platform providing discounts on shopping, travel and gym memberships.
  • 10% company pension on successful completion of 6 month probation. T’s & C’s apply for Fixed Term Contracts.
  • A range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Sick absence entitlements.
  • Free parking (when available) at Head Office, Norton Street, L3 8LR.
  • Free Will writing service with Kwil Legal Services.
  • Discounted Arriva bus travel
  • A wide range of high-quality learning open to all with opportunities to train, develop and support to realise your potential.
  Application information We are an award-winning charity and have received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest accolade given by the Crown to third sector organisations. If you are passionate about our cause and would like to become part of a vibrant and diverse team, we would love to hear from you. The Brain Charity prides itself on being an open and diverse place to work and we openly encourage those from minority groups to apply. To apply, you will need to complete the application form in the downloadable pack via our website Please do not send in your CV, as this will not be counted. Closing Date: Friday 27th February 2023 Interviews for successful applicants will take place during the week commencing Monday 6th March 2023 Please e-mail or ring 0151 298 2999 if you have any questions.

Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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