Learning and Development Consultant

We are looking for a Learning and Development Consultant to join Samaritans on a part time basis. This role will lead the design and delivery of key projects within our volunteer learning & development programme.

This role is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about our charity and keen to support continuous learning for volunteers who deliver our service. We are a friendly and supportive Learning and Development (L&D) team and we are looking for someone to shape our volunteer development training.

  • Permanent
  • Part time (24.5 hours/3.5 days per week)
  • £30,500-£37,500 per annum FTE (£21,350-£26,250 pro rata) 
  • We are open to flexible working (including your preference on working days and hours throughout the week)
  • Home-based initially, then a mix of working from home & our office in Ewell (Surrey)
  • Weekend work – as this role supports volunteers there may be occasional weekend work and you’ll be eligible for Time off in lieu (TOIL) back

Key Responsibilities

  • Create, design, test and deliver individual L&D solutions across the organisational learning & development programme using a blend of approaches including online learning, self-directed learning, live online learning, cascade, face to face and on the job learning
  • Project manage individual elements of the learning & development programme
  • Takes the lead on supporting 3-6 of our regions regions, including supporting the Regional Director and Regional Training Officer with the roll out of learning initiatives and guidance on learning best practice
  • Works with the L&D team and other key stakeholders to develop new L&D resources such as online resources (videos, eLearning modules, guidance notes, job aids, reflective journals), training materials and trainer guidance
  • Lead on the development of the online learning library providing up to date, on brand, learning resources for trainers across the organisation. Play a key role in surfacing and sharing good practice and innovation from branches around volunteer training and development and workplace training and development
  • Provides Regional and Branch Trainers with resources, information and guidance on training
  • Respond to enquiries and provide advice to Staff, Regional Training Officers, Branch Trainers and Volunteers

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Ability to conduct all stages of implementing an effective learning product including:
    • Learning needs analysis
    • Design including research, focus groups and story boarding
    • Procurement and liaison with external providers where required
    • Creation of learning product incorporating needs of learners, blended approach (70/20/10)
    • Piloting and evaluation of learning impact (pre- and post- event)
    • Launch
  • Project Management experience with the ability to work to deadlines with speed and accuracy
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Previous experience and knowledge of creating high quality training material
  • An appreciation of what a volunteer audience requires would be highly beneficial
  • Previous experience working on end-to-end Instructional Design
  • Previous experience of designing eLearning in a package such as Articulate 360 or Evolve

Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person that they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.

Full job description is here.

If you’re interested in applying or would just like to find out more, then we'd love to hear from you. The closing date for this role is 15/01/2021.