Hampshire Cultural Trust is seeking highly skilled tutors for a training programme funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

The Generate skills programme will provide free training opportunities designed to develop organisations working in or around heritage in Gosport. Topics will cover a broad range, from the day-to-day running of an organisation to areas more specific to the heritage sector. We are currently programming for autumn/winter 2024 and are seeking tutors with skills to deliver training in one or more of the following categories. 

Role descriptions

Grant applications - course (suggested length 3 x 3 hour sessions)

A practical course designed to help acquire and apply the knowledge and skills to submit a strong funding application. Topics could include: 

  • Defining and researching need
  • Understanding aims, outputs and outcomes
  • Writing concisely and creatively
  • Documentation
    • Activity plans
    • Role descriptions
    • Letter of support
    • Budgets
  • Questions funder will ask themselves about your application?
  • Evaluation techniques

Additionally, participants will learn how to use digital tools to streamline and improve the process – e.g. paraphrasing software, IMD checker, local stats, case studies or templates. 

Fee - £570 (all inclusive) 

Fundraising - course (suggested length 2 x 3 hour sessions)

Participants will look at the various approaches to fundraising, from collection tins to crowdfunding, and the tasks required to implement a successful campaign. Topics could include: 

  • Giving versus bidding (difference between donations, grant applications and fundraising) 
  • Events (fundraising evenings, sponsored walks, silences, etc.) 
  • Campaigns (physical/digital/mixed media)  
  • Corporate sponsorship (local business) 
  • Individual giving (online donations, crowdfunding)  
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (now known as Environmental, Social and Governance) 
  • Managing donor relationships (donor characteristics, motivations and requirements) 

Potential for participants to organise their own fundraising event as part of the course. 

Fee - £440 (all inclusive) 

Introduction to community engagement – workshop (half day - 3 hours)

Participants will learn strategies and techniques to encourage community participation in projects, events and activities. Topics could include: 

  • Understand the basics and importance of engaging with the community 
  • Building trust with the community 
  • Identifying stakeholders 
  • Effective communication strategies 
  • Engagement tools and techniques 
  • Measuring and evaluating engagement 
  • Overcoming challenges 
  • Case studies and best practices 

Fee - £285 (all inclusive) 

Introduction to event planning - masterclass (1 day - 6 hours) 

Participants would cover a range of concepts that provide a broad understanding of event planning. Topics could include: 

  • Types of events 
  • Event design and conceptualisation 
  • Statutory requirements 
  • Budgeting 
  • Venue selection 
  • Marketing and promotion 
  • Risk management 
  • Tools for planning and managing events. 

Fee - £415 (all inclusive) 

Marketing 360 – masterclass (1 day - 6 hours)

This workshop would be designed to equip participants with a holistic understanding of marketing in today’s digital age, providing them with the tools and knowledge to craft successful marketing campaigns. Topics could include: 

  • Digital marketing trends 
  • Brand storytelling 
  • Customer engagement 
  • Creative campaigns 
  • Influencer marketing 
  • Content marketing 
  • Personal branding 

Fee - £415 (all inclusive) 

Tutors must


  • Attend both an induction session and an evaluation session
  • Complete relevant paperwork, including session plans and participant evaluations 
  • Have Public Liability Insurance to a minimum of £5 million
  • Deliver the training face to face in Gosport at times that work for participants such as weekday evenings or weekends. 

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria  

  • Expertise in delivering your topic to a wide demographic
  • Professional experience of delivering training in a community setting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work independently

Get in touch to express your interest

To express your interest, please click on this link and attach your CV or organisational bio together with a written statement of no more than 500 words drawing attention to the following:

  • Your experience of similar project work or professional experience 
  • Relevant qualifications 
  • Brief outline of the training you would deliver 
  • Your availability
  • A link to previous or current work. 

We will review applications on a rolling basis and select candidates who match our project needs based on application quality and assessment against the brief. The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 31 May. 

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