Employer Women's Aid
Job Type Stakeholder Engagement Support Work
Location Dublin and the East
Specific Location Women’s Aid head office in Dublin 2 but also working in an outreach capacity, travelling when appropriate to deliver in person training across Ireland
Salary €35,309 - €55,773 (point commensurate to experience)
Closing Date 5pm Friday 29th January 2021
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Fixed term Contract – Eighteen (18) Months. Full-time 35 hours per week

Reports to: Women’s Aid Training and Development Manager.

Location: Primarily based at Women’s Aid head office in Dublin 2 but also working in an outreach capacity, travelling when appropriate to deliver in person training across Ireland. Some remote working may also be required.

The pay scale for this role is at the Women’s Aid Project Leader Scale €35,309 - €55,773 (point commensurate to experience), and the contract is for one and a half years (18 months), subject then to review/evaluation.

Role objectives:

  •  As part of a team, to design, deliver and promote training and awareness sessions on the subject of Domestic Violence and Abuse using in-person, online & blended modes of delivery, to a
    variety of key stakeholders from groups, agencies, companies and individuals.
  • To facilitate and support agencies and groups to respond appropriately to violence against women and their children by current or former intimate partners.
  • To contribute, through experience, to the development of organisational strategies to combat domestic violence in order to effect political, social and cultural change.

Main Duties:

  • Deliver Women’s Aid training and provide presentations, on the subject of combating and best practice responses to Domestic violence and abuse, to a wide range of agencies in the
    community & voluntary, statutory, and corporate sectors.
  • Deliver in-house training to Women’s Aid Helpline Volunteers (involves some daytime weekend hours).
  • Support agencies and groups to identify their training and development needs and respond to training enquiries.
  • Design, deliver and evaluate training and awareness sessions geared to the needs of specific groups needs and requirements.
  • Facilitate agencies and groups to develop good practice policies, procedures and guidelines in relation to combating domestic abuse and responding effectively to victims/survivors of abuse.
  • Participate in the design and develop additional supporting materials for the Department (e.g. leaflets, recorded lectures etc…)
  • Record data on training and other sessions delivered
  • To write reports, and prepare information as required for the Management team, Board or funders as required
  • Participate in the production of reports and publications compiled by Women’s Aid.

Other Duties:

  • Participate in Training & Development Department planning & review sessions and maintain and utilize own work-plans.
  • Participate in team, organisational and other meetings where applicable
  • Provide staff training and development where necessary
  • Contribute to the strategic planning of the organization
  • Attend internal training as requested
  • To participate on multi-disciplinary groups and with local agencies in an awareness raising and influencing capacity.
  • Present the work of the Women’s Aid Training & Development Team in external information sharing forums.
  • To carry out all other duties as required, commensurate with the responsibility of the post
  • To abide always by the philosophy, values and ethos of Women’s Aid.


Experience and Skills Sought


  • A qualification in a field of relevant academic training (NFQ/QQI level 7 or higher).
  • A minimum of three years training/facilitation experience.
  • Direct experience of designing & delivering training content with clear aims, objectives and outcomes for a Community & Voluntary, frontline statutory or other relevant audience.
  • Excellent administrative & IT skills (all Office packages, Record keeping, data collation)
  • Detailed knowledge of the dynamics of Domestic abuse, including Coercive Control.
  • A high level of professionalism and personal accountability, when engaging with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable time management skills, and ability to work highly effectively on own initiative.
  • A feminist (gendered) analysis of Domestic Violence, and a strong commitment to eliminating all forms of violence against women & girls.

Highly Desirable:

  • Experience in design and delivery of interactive training and e-learning using online platforms (e.g. Zoom) an advantage.
  • Experience of working directly with women in a support/advocacy role.
  • Experience working co-operatively with other services, and in relationship building. Experience of working with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Teams, Forms & SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection, including reporting requirements.
  • A full clean driving license and access to own vehicle.


Women's Aid is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and cultural diversity.


Closing date for application: 5pm Friday 29th January 2021. Applications, clearly referenced, should be sent by email to Deborah Warren on [email protected]

Please note that application forms only, not CVs will be considered. It is anticipated that Interviews for this post will be held during the week of February 8th 2021.

Job Description and Person Specification: Trainer (Ref: WAT2021)

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