Retail Trainer / Program Manager | Australian Retailers Association

Posted 11 November 2021
Job type Contract/Temporary
DisciplineHR, People and Culture

Job description

About Us

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is Australia’s oldest, largest and most diverse retail body, representing a $360bn sector which employs one in ten Australians.

As Australia’s leading retail representative group, the ARA informs, advocates, educates, protects and unifies around 7,800 independent, national and international retail members with more than 100,000 retail shop fronts. 

The ARA Retail Institute is the leading national body providing for the education, consulting and employment needs of the Australian retail industry.

About the Role

We currently have opportunity for an experienced and commercially driven Retail Trainer / Program Manager to join a high performing NSW training team.

Our employment program "Retail Ready Jobs" is a national service that provides employment services to the retail sector. It provides a pathway for skilling people through intensive education and job placement programs and prepares candidates for the diversity of roles in retail and hospitality.

You will be creating positive changes to disadvantaged Jobseekers. You will build new relationships and strengthen existing relationships with employers to give our retail-trained students a placement in either retail or hospitality. We have a proven track record in seeing our students gain employment during this program because of the thorough training methodology we stand by. 

Your ability to project manage and negotiate will be beneficial to ensure that each training program completes under-budget and your students have a good experience. 

You will also deliver and assess your own programs as a compliant VET retail trainer along with another local Retail Trainer. You'll need to demonstrate retail currency and hold a TAE40116 (or equivalent) qualification.

You may be asked to travel around Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo and surrounds regions to deliver these programs. For virtual programs, you'll be able to deliver these remotely as you work from home. 

What you need to have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/programs with budgets.

  • Ability to train retail units.

  • Strong stakeholder skills especially experience with disadvantaged jobseekers.

  • Strong administrative skills.

  • Understanding of a contractor relationship.

How to Apply:

  1. Hit APPLY NOW to start the application process.  

  2. Complete an online assessment evaluation through our chosen technology partner “Shortlyster”.

Your application will only be considered once this online process is complete. The Shortlyster technology helps us to intelligently shortlist candidates who fit our role on a technical level as well as a cultural, organisational, job and personality fit.