Accredited Trainers – Open Programme (Scotland or Wales) – AEA

Employer: The Association of Electoral Administrators

Salary: See advertisement

Closing Date: 19 August 2022 at midnight

Job advertisement

Your unique opportunity to make a real difference


The AEA is committed to delivering high quality training to its members and the wider electoral community. In order to continue to develop our training function, we require trainers with sound knowledge of electoral administration in Scotland and/or Wales to join our established group of accredited trainers.

Role of accredited trainer

You will train electoral administrators at all levels, primarily Scottish or Welsh administrators.

You will deliver our Open Programme courses. These are the core programme of training courses we deliver covering the different areas of electoral administration. You can apply to deliver training at our events such as Conference and Seminar and our Foundation Course.

For each course, trainers are provided with a detailed lesson plan, presentation and course notes. Trainers are expected to familiarise themselves with the materials, and use their own experiences to bring the content to life. Trainers are not required to write training courses.

Using AEA materials and their own knowledge, trainers support colleagues to understand key processes, new legislative requirements, and to share good practice in a supportive environment.

What are we looking for?

We need enthusiastic individuals with proven experience of training delivery who are able to engage with audiences at all levels. You will have a sound base within electoral administration and a good knowledge of electoral law in Scotland and/or Wales.  Considerable up to date knowledge of the electoral and wider democratic processes is required as well as an ability to deliver training both online and in person.

This is the job description and person specification for the posts.

The rewards and other details

 The fees for trainers (from 1 October 2022) are:



Joint delivery, including all preparation


Single delivery, including all preparation


Allowance for onsite delivery


Allowance for staying away night before a course


Conference workshop trainer

based on delivering three 90-minute workshops on site over two days and receiving a free place at Conference


Seminar workshop trainer

Based on delivering three 60-minute workshops onsite over one day


Reasonable expenses will also be payable.

The amount of training delivered will be flexible depending on your availability and other factors but may involve between 3-10 days training each year, plus preparation. The number of days is not guaranteed. All accredited trainers are required to undertake new starter training and periodic development courses.

How to apply

Please write to Tasha Davis, Training and Education Officer:

  • whether your application relates to Scotland or Wales
  • if it relates to Scotland, specifying whether it relates to electoral registration and/or elections
  • outlining how you meet the requirements in the person specification
  • detailing what personal attributes you would bring to the post
  • giving details of all relevant experience
  • explaining why you want to be a Trainer for the AEA

If you need any further information or wish to informally discuss the post, please email

Completed applications must be received by no later than 19 August 2022 and should be sent by email to Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to all applicants.

What happens next?

Interviews for the post will be held on a mutually agreeable date.

Part of the interview process will include the requirement to make a presentation to the interview panel and further details of this will be given if you are offered an interview.