Job Opportunity; Training Coordinator at community development and training organisation, Talk Action, Devon (application deadline: Sunday 5th February 2023).

Talk Action, a community development and training organisation based in Totnes, Devon, is currently seeking to recruit a Training Coordinator

Please note that the application deadline for this post is on Sunday 5th February 2023.

We would be grateful if you could share/forward details of this opportunity to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding out more or applying. Many thanks to Jonathan Elliot for sending in details.

The job advertisement reads:

“Job Opportunity – Training Coordinator, Talk Action

“Talk Action is a community development and training organisation which helps bring brilliant causes to life.

“We’re a values-led organisation and a leader in supporting charities, public sector bodies, community groups and social enterprises to maximise their capacity and achieve their development goals through training and project support.

The Role

“Office-based, working from our Dartington, Totnes, Devon space, the Training Coordinator will manage our training programme. Courses are currently online (Zoom) but we hope to return to face-to-face in 2023 in Plymouth, London & Edinburgh. Travel may be involved for first few courses.

“Tasks are mainly admin based and some repetitive work is involved. There will be training & supervision on all aspects of the role.


o Plan annual training programme dates and books trainers.
o Reply to course enquiries, enter course booking into spreadsheet and send relevant pre-course info.
o Collect new emails for our mailing list (Going online and finding new suitable organisations/people for our courses).
o Entering course information onto free online listings & social media.
o Deal with bespoke course enquiries.
o Manage mailing lists (adding and removing subscribers).
Supply tech support to online courses (Zoom training & support given). 1 – 2 days per month (9.30am – 3.15pm).
o Input accounts and receipts (entering expenses & income into a spreadsheet),

Person specification

Essential Skills and Experience

o Attention to detail – to complete repetitive tasks systematically.
o Proficient in using Outlook email, Word, internet searches via Google and at least basic understanding of Excel spreadsheets.
o Customer-focused (phone/email) – willing to help and problem solve.
o Self-motivated.

Desirable skills

o Passion for social issues.
o Interest in marketing projects and programmes of training.
o Experience organising training courses or events,

“Further development of role – You will have the opportunity to develop new courses, recruit new trainers and explore new marketing avenues (CRM, paid social media ads and new online networks).

“We will also interview those people with less experience but that show enthusiasm and potential.

We offer

“A friendly working environment and experience of dealing with a wide range of interesting people in differing contexts. You will be able to contribute to the development and future of a successful social enterprise and have flexible working conditions. Parking available and public transport nearby.

Hours & Location

o Office based role (not hybrid or remote).
o 3 x days per week.
o Child/care friendly hours available (Mon-Thurs within 9am-6pm).


o £25 – £27k (pro-rata).
o Profit share & Bonuses.
o Statutory holiday & sick pay,

“Applications: please send covering letter/email & CV to or apply here:

“The deadline for applications is Sunday 5th February 2023.”