Training Team Manager (interim)

We have a new opportunity to join the thriving and dynamic SARSAS team as a our Interim Training Team Manager.

This is an exciting opportunity to join SARSAS as our Training Team Manager and realise our vision of a world without sexual violence through our ambitious strategy to extend our training and preventive programmes.

Anchored in the voice of victim-survivors and a feminist, women-led organisation you will lead our training team to deliver across multiple projects and sectors to work towards achieving the change in society needed to end sexual violence.

Salary: £36,000 pa (full-time equivalent)
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Location: Bristol based with up to 50% working from home
Benefits: 5% employer pension contribution, 27 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus bank holidays, paid sick leave
Contract: Fixed term up to 12 months.

Applicants will undergo a basic criminal record check before employment starts.

Closing date: midnight on Friday 10th May.

About the role

Building on our excellent reputation and experience of delivering to the voluntary sector, statutory and corporate organisations, our Training Team Manager will develop and implement credible plans to increase existing (training) business income, seeking new opportunities and ensuring a realistic training pipeline.

As Training Team Manager, you will support our experienced training team to ensure our diverse training offer is accessible and delivered within agreed time, scope and budget.

About you

You will be passionate, creative, experienced and skilled in enabling the delivery of high-quality training programmes to drive forward our training and prevention services that have the voice of survivors at the heart of delivery.

You will be a strong and compassionate manager with the relevant qualities and experience to support a team of highly trained workers, with an understanding of the impacts of vicarious trauma.

You will be a strategic leader able to develop and grow our training provision, ensuring our offer is sustainable and responsive to meet emerging needs.

You will be an effective communicator who relishes building and managing external relationships with clients, partners, and funders across the voluntary, statutory, and corporate sectors, excelling in developing and maintaining internal relationships and external partnerships.

You will have excellent project management skills, ensuring that training services are delivered within time, scope, and budget, with effective team-working skills and an ability to self-direct, manage your own time, and prioritise effectively.

You’ll be excited by the opportunity to join SARSAS as our Training Team Manager and work in a varied and busy role within a collaborative and supportive environment.


SARSAS exists to relieve the trauma and distress and help rebuild the lives of victim-survivors who live in Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, and BANES, who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any point in their lives. We campaign and educate to raise awareness and bring an end to sexual violence. Partnership work with various agencies locally and nationally is a priority to enable social change.

We work to feminist principles: this underpins both what our service is and how it is run. Our work is guided by a trauma-informed approach that understands how traumatic experiences can impact victim-survivors and keeps an awareness of their effects at the forefront of our approach to support.

Watch our 2021 GSK Impact Awards Winners video for a taster of the work we do.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

At SARSAS, we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We want to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates diverse voices. We actively encourage applicants with protected characteristics to apply.

We are committed to taking an inclusive approach to recruitment and selection whilst ensuring no discrimination in our processes and that our team and prospective employees are treated fairly, with respect, and without bias. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made to accommodate additional requirements. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process. For more information, contact or call 0117 929 9556.

How to apply

Download and read the job description and person specification

Download and complete the application form

Return your completed application to by midnight on Friday 10th May.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th May. Please ensure you are available for an interview on these dates.

If you have any questions, please email or ring our Bristol office on 0117 929 9556 and speak to Sarah Alloway, HR Officer.

The latest from our news and blogs


Spotlight behind Hollyoaks sibling sexual abuse (SSA) storyline

For this blog, we’re joined by Tanith McCulloch, SARSAS Sibling Sexual Abuse Project Officer, as we go behind the scenes (and the screens!) to talk about our decision to work with Hollyoaks to help bring the message of sibling sexual abuse to a brand new audience.

A mother and daughter are sitting on a blue sofa in a living room. The girl is looking at a laptop on her knee and the mother is looking at the camera.

Campaign to include protections for women & girls in the Online Safety Act 2023 (Part 1)

Online violence against women and girls is a striking issue in the UK, with many people largely unaware of the abuse perpetrated online.

Somatic therapy

Somatic Therapy: connecting body and mind

Healing from any kind of trauma can be a challenging process. However, there are many techniques that people might find beneficial to explore as part of their healing journey.