Training and Programmes Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,000 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th August 2020

  • Advertised from 28th July 2020
  • Hour per week: 16.Contract term: 1 year (extension subject to funding



Actify provides training and technology designed to help organisations and individuals achieve a range of outcomes through sport and physical activity.

We develop and deliver training programmes that support and enable staff and volunteers to plan, deliver and evaluate person centred, outcome focused approaches for a range of audiences.

Our technology work centres round the Actify platform, a bespoke piece of technology that helps organisations: 1) share information, guidance and activity ideas with a broad range of audiences; 2) manage their training and programme materials and resources.

To support the adoption and use of the platform, we also help organisations develop their digital skills and produce digital content.

Our two core areas of work, training and technology, are supported by ongoing engagement work that ensures:

our audiences understand who we are and how we can help them;

we understand their needs, demands and interests and can develop products and services that align;

As a social enterprise we are focused on working towards long term social change and equality, with all profit being reinvested in achieving our mission and not landing in shareholders pockets. This doesn’t mean we aren’t a serious business, we are entirely focused on being the absolute best and most efficient we can be, it just means that all those involved in the company are doing something excellent and helping make the world a slightly better place.

The role

The Training and Programmes Coordinator is a new role that will be responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of our existing and new training programmes. This will require an energetic person who is motivated to work within a small but growing team, to deliver existing programmes to a high standard, and get involved with the overall development of what is a unique and ever evolving company.

We currently run two training programmes; Active Play and the Thrive Learning Programme.

Active Play is an outdoor play programme designed to increase children’s levels of physical activity and improve physical literacy. It has been developed in partnership with Inspiring Scotland, is delivered by play charities across the country and has been researched by academics at the University of Strathclyde. Since its inception back in 2012 the programme has been thoroughly tested and evaluated with excellent results showing evidence of progress towards a number of important outcomes for children.

The Thrive Learning Programme helps practitioners understand more about how to use physical activity or sport to achieve a range of outcomes. The Learning Programme has three modules, PLAN, DO and REVIEW, each of which involves a day of training, some work-based learning and online follow up discussions. We are also in the process of developing a ‘lite’ version of the programme that is more flexible and can be completed online.

The Training and Programmes Coordinator will work closely with Actify management to ensure that our existing programmes are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standards possible. They will also support the development of new training programmes and the processes of securing funding and contracts.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

Please submit a covering letter and CV to by 12noon on Monday the 17th of August.

Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing the 24th of August and will involve competency based questions and a training related task.

The details of the interviews will be confirmed nearer the time and will be conducted in person if guidance allows.