School Master Trainer - Education

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Job Details

Job Title:
School Master Trainer - Education
Principal/ Director Business Unit:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reporting Line:
Senior Business Development Manager: SOAR (South Africa)

Job Purpose

The Master Trainer will be responsible for organizing and conducting teacher training on the SOAR programmes. The incumbent will directly provide training for teachers who will be facilitating SOAR throughout the schools. The Master Trainer will be part of the team who will be rolling out the SOAR Programme’s training and assessment elements in schools.

This role is an exciting opportunity and ideal fit for a person who themselves have excellent soft skills, and who has experience of training within the education sector. Ideally, you are a person who is committed to self-development – you may have been a teacher, coach or mentor in past positions. You must have exceptional presentation and training skills, along with a positive commitment to being a genuine team player and delighting the students and teachers who go through your training programmes, constantly striving to improve and develop the experience and impact you make during your training sessions.

Part of the Master Trainer role also involves monitoring and evaluating the teacher facilitation and student responses to the SOAR programme as new schools take it on. The Master Trainer will also train colleagues internally on the SOAR Programme, as well as sometimes provide demo presentations illustrating the pedagogy and benefits of the programme to potential schools and parents. The Master Trainer will be responsible for the running of assessments at schools, and writing and delivering individual reports for students as needed. Relevant, assessment and product specific training would be provided to the chosen candidate. Travel to our key regions may be required.

The Master Trainer role will also entail some project management elements, relating to the roll-out, implementation and coordination of SOAR programmes across various schools, regions, etc.

The Master Trainer will be responsible for generating relevant report and presenting analysis to the school management. Data management will form an important part of the role.

The Master Trainer will also be required to conduct Business Development for his/her region in which he/she would have to meet relevant stakeholders at potential schools and make sales presentations. The MT will carry Sales targets as part of their KRAs.

Internal & External Interactions


Country CEO, Country General Manager, B2C, Head of Content Development, Product Manager, Project Managers, other Functional Heads


Educational bodies, school principals, teachers, students

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the design, delivery and continuous improvement of SOAR and internal training programs
  • Liaise extremely closely with schools and educational institutes adopting SOAR to organize, coordinate and implement a training plan, including conducting teacher training and assessment centre days for students
  • Do business development with schools’ management team and carry sales targets. Making sales presentations to the faculty members and Parents will fall under this responsibility.
  • Design and implement a mentoring and feedback plan for teachers who will participate in the SOAR project
  • Create and maintain a positive and professional learning environment for teachers
  • Deliver, project and motivate trainees through effective training methodologies both in group and individual classroom dynamics
  • Utilize a variety of training methodologies, techniques, concepts, learning tools, and practices to ensure maximum effectiveness and impact of training programs
  • Facilitate training activities such as case studies, training games and simulations, and use role-play for skills development, also providing constructive feedback
  • Monitor and measure effectiveness of the training program – actively generate and gather feedback
  • Participate in review and interpretation of data analysis for project learning and improvement and communicates customer feedback back to the Product Development Team
  • Participate in records maintenance activities
  • Provide accurate reports on activities and interactions
  • Work closely and coordinate activities with other project staff and schools
  • Create high quality deliverables within project budget and policy deadlines
  • Team-player able to perform other related duties as assigned or requested

Candidate Requirements

Qualifications / Knowledge

  • Master’s Degree in Education or equivalent
  • 10+ years relevant teaching / training / train the trainer experience preferably in the education sector
  • ATD accreditation will be an advantage, as will any other coaching or mentoring certificates
  • Degree in child psychology or educational psychology


  • Strong organizational, planning, project management, problem resolution, communication, presentation, facilitation, and influencing skills required
  • Proven training experience and proficient in training methodologies, curriculum development and soft skills (communication skills, critical thinking, time management, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and guide teachers
  • Experience in developing comprehensive training and mentoring plans
  • Ability to perform challenging and complex work
  • High energy, enthusiastic, motivational training style
  • Strong professional acumen and judgement
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Tech-savvy and highly computer literate with experience using MS Office and web-based systems, visual aids technology
  • High levels of developed soft skills (good communication, critical thinking etc.) and an active interest in education and soft skills
  • Excellent creative and conceptual thinking abilities
  • Proficiency in English required
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Able and willing to travel to various regions
  • Presentation experience with faculty members, parents and students


  • Experience as a coach and/or mentor will be preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and deliver outstanding training programs utilizing skills in instructional design, program design & development, and training methodologies



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