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Senior Learning and Development Adviser

Job Introduction

A key driver within our charity’s strategy is that we will learn and improve together as we strive to create a world where diabetes can do no harm. 

As a Senior Learning and Development Adviser you’ll play a vital role in helping to identify development needs at an organisational level as well as supporting colleagues to develop the skills and knowledge they individually need as part of their development plans .  We’re at the start of our new five year strategy so learning has never been more important.

Interview Date: 12 November 2020

Role Responsibility

As a Senior Learning and Development Adviser, you’ll be finely attuned to what’s happening in the charity, from an individual and organisational development point of view.  Based on what you notice is happening in the charity and how the external environment affects this, you’ll recommend priority areas for development and work with the Head of People and Development to devise appropriate solutions.  You’ll deliver transformative and creative training and coaching solutions yourself.  You’ll partner with external face-to-face and digital training providers.  You will lead on delivering and reviewing our current two-day induction event. 

The Ideal Candidate

You are a Senior Learning and Development Adviser so are comfortable analysing development needs at an organisational level and taking a ‘systems’ as well as individual perspective.  You are a confident trainer, used to working with colleagues at all levels and have experience in using digital solutions to help people learn too.  You know what’s going on in the learning and development field and it would be especially useful if you’ve experience of delivering management and personal development programmes.  You communicate clearly, with energy, and have highly developed listening skills.  And you juggle the need to produce high quality work with keeping a close eye on deadlines.

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan (on completion of your probation period)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - Click here

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