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Creative & Digital Media Trainer - VR/22851

Status: Permanent
Location: Woodside, Aberdeen
Ref: VR/22851
Rate: £26,899 to £29,651

Help Pupils Realise Their Potential Through Creative & Digital Media.


shmu has been delivering the Creative & Digital Media FA programme in Aberdeenshire since 2019. Participation has had a transformative impact on pupils who have taken part, with the success of the programme gaining national recognition. As a result of this remarkable success, shmu's delivery remit has been extended to include 6 schools in this academic year, and the expectation that this will grow further both in scale and reach.   

shmu passionately believes in young people and in supporting them to expand their horizons and reach their potential. shmu's youth work approach to delivery means it puts the pupils at the centre of what it does, delivering a structured programme in as flexible a way as possible to allow all to achieve their full potential.

As shmu's Creative and Digital Media Trainer you’ll be key to enabling attainment for the young people who participate in this FA programme by:

  • Working alongside shmu’s Foundation Apprenticeship Delivery Team to develop and deliver the Creative & Digital Media FA programme, in schools and in the workplace/community.
  • Collating assignment evidence and assessing all units of the programme.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with schools, Aberdeenshire FA Support Team, placement providers and community contacts.
  • Completing evaluation and monitoring to feed into programme reports for funders and the local authority.


You need to be a committed, creative, educator.

Committed: Not only is it necessary to invest in each individual to tailor their learning by being responsive, adaptive and considerate of their learning needs you’ll invest in the relationships with established and new stakeholders as well as working supportively with colleagues to share learning, experiences and ideas.

Creative: It’s essential you can demonstrate experience producing and delivering media content and working to high-quality standards within the creative industries.

Educator: As a passionate advocate for accessible and meaningful learning opportunities for young people this role requires teaching and support skills to ensure all activities are accessible and engaging and that every pupil completes the programme in a supported environment that realises their latent potential.


To understand the full scope of this ambitious role please request a candidate pack from Emma Hunter.

It includes the detailed job specification along with supporting background information about shmu and where this role sits within the organisation, why our training initiatives are so important and how they are funded. In addition to being clearer about whether this opportunity is right for you, this information will support your application and subsequent interview preparation.

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