Social media trainer required – ££ available

I’m involved in the Strengthening DPULOs Programme, which aims to build the strength and sustainability of disabled people’s user-led organisations (DPULOs). More information about the programme is available here.

Part of the programme involves 12 Ambassadors who represent the programme at a local level, as well as others in the overall delivery of the programme.

Social media – as you would hope – is playing a key part in the programme and how we engage with our various stakeholders, particularly including DPULOs themselves.

I’m keen to ensure that all Ambassadors and people involved in the delivery of the programme are starting from the same place and level when it comes to social media.

To do this, I want to bring someone in who can deliver a half-day social media session, which is where you hopefully come in!

Thus, I’m looking for someone who:

  • Knows their way around social media
  • Has experience of delivering short sessions (half a day) on the practicalities of using social media to a range of people with different levels of experience
  • Has a good understanding of disability issues, including accessibility
  • Has a good understanding of the voluntary and community sector
  • Is available to deliver this training on 1 December in London

I have up to £200 available for the half-day (this figure includes any development time), plus travel expenses.

If you’re interested, please @ / DM me (I’m @rich_w) or leave a comment below by Wednesday 2 November. I’ll be looking for a very brief (less than one side) note on how you hit the bullet points above, plus a current CV, from which the trainer will be selected.

After that, we’ll then nail down the full details over the first couple of weeks in November.

If you have any questions, please get in touch. Similarly, if you know someone who may be interested, please pass this on.


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5 thoughts on “Social media trainer required – ££ available”

  1. Hello Rich,

    Thank you for contacting me back through Twitter (@newmediaangels). Have reviewed this with interest and would like to put myself forward. I definitely fulfil the first 2 points and am available for a half day morning seminar/training session.
    The other 2 aspects regarding disability are easy enough for me to research and I would be happy to meet with you prior to doing the training to be sure of covering all aspects of what you need. I am skilled in building training courses for industries I haven’t been in (example – having done one for accountants, but never been in that industry!).

    I have delivered numerous training sessions for mixed ability groups and mixed business industry groups, and managed to keep everyone entertained, and knowledgable, from complete beginner to advanced knowledge.

    Please review my sites and if you’d like to know any more, just email me! 🙂

    I look forward to hearing from you,

  2. Hi Rich,

    I would like to put myself forward for this too. I run the 5ways creative media website which has a presence on various social media platforms and I have a disability myself so from that aspect I think with a little research I would be covered.

    To provide something like this to people would be an honour and I would be happy to talk to you more about it.

    Kind Regards,

    Tim Knight

  3. Dear Rich,

    I read with interest Cemanthe and Tim’s replies. They both look very good and certainly capable to run a half-day workshop. Nevertheless, I also believe I would have something good to offer and will appreciate if you consider my expression of interest.

    * I have set up a number of social media environments (a combination of Tweeter, Facebook, YouTube, WordPress/Ning hyperlocal sites), being BrentGoingGreen with Sustainable Brent my most recent work. I got to be finalist in the prestigious International Green awards on the Social Media Category (

    * As a public speaker, I give talks to large audiences with practitioners (the most recent with Capita got the highest score in feedback forms) or lead workshops in smaller community events (Willesden Green Library)

    * I was a volunteer with ITCH for nearly a decade. ITCH (IT can help) is a network of volunteers that visit the homes of people with severe disabilities and use technology to improve their quality of life. I have campaigned for accessibility in new technologies for the past 15 years, receiving a number of accolades, being the NLB/RNIB Visionary Design Awards for my work on accessibility for the public sector. I was the EU’s e-government expert based in Beijing in 2007-08 and was fortunate enough to advise Beijing Municipality on accessible digital strategies for the Olympics.

    * I am available on the 1st of December 2011 and I would be happy to learn about the setup of the workshop and more importantly about the audience, particularly about the range of disabilities that they may experience

  4. Hi, Rich

    I would love to discuss this further with you. DM me on twitter (@michelelataylor) or contact me by e-mail or via my website. I am a disabled trainer, accustomed to ensuring my training is accessible to a diverse audience and would like to explore whether I may be able to deliver exactly what you want.


  5. Hi Rich

    Myself and @claireOT thought this was a great project. We love the user-led approach! And she and I have been developing our online team working for some time – we think this would be perfect for us.
    We’ve put together information on us for you and mailed it.

    Very good luck with your project, we’ll look forward to hearing from you and to seeing more about how things develop.

    best wishes

    Katie @re_connection & Claire

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