Do you have what it takes to join our pool of associate trainers?

21 July 2022

The Fatherhood Institute is a world-leader in father-inclusive research, policy and practice. Established in 1999, we have built a strong track record, developing a remarkable knowledge and evidence base around fathers and fatherhood – and training thousands of practitioners, commissioners and others, as well as advocating for policy change and developing high quality resources for dads.
We are now seeking passionate advocates for fatherhood to join our pool of freelance associate trainers. Our training department has opportunities for experienced trainers/fatherhood advocates to join us to deliver courses across family services.

You may be from early years, health, social care or family services with an interest and experience in father-inclusive services, or you may be an experienced trainer with a passion for fatherhood/gender equality. You may be working with fathers and keen to support services.

The majority of courses will be delivered online, and you should have access to laptop and reliable broadband. We will support you with training, resources, updates and tech and admin support.

We recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds – and especially from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented.

Person specification

Knowledge & experience

  • A minimum of two years’ experience of facilitating groups and communicating information in learning environments, for instance; conferences, training or workshops
  • Significant knowledge of the father-inclusive practice, including the research evidence
  • Experience and understanding of family services

Skills & abilities

  • Ability to contribute to and implement strategic plans
  • Excellent coordination and organisational skills
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Working knowledge of using IT: key platforms such as Zoom, Teams and the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people

Personal qualities

  • High levels of enthusiasm, self-motivation and a self managing ‘can do’ attitude
  • Commitment to high quality service provision
  • High levels of determination and willingness to take on new challenges and responsibilities
  • Collaborative and supportive attitude in a team
  • Willingness to challenge stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and bias
  • Enjoy using own initiative and being creative
  • Flexibility and good time management.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV to our Head of Training, Jeszemma Howl, and/or contact her for an initial discussion, via j.garratt (at)