British Red Cross

International Learning and Development Officer

British Red Cross

Job Description

International Learning and Development Officer Location: UK Flexible location (with regular travel to London) Hours: 35 hours per week (open to condensed hours or job share) Contract type: Fixed Term (until 30th June 2022 with strong possibility of extension) Salary: ?22,633 - ?25,908 per annum, (plus London Weighting of ?3,344 if applicable) pro rata Are you an enthusiastic Learning and Development professional who is interested in coordinating and implementing learning programmes for British Red Cross staff who work overseas?

If you’re a L&D Officer with a genuine interest in humanitarian causes and utilising your skills to ensure that the annual Learning Programme continues to enable the BRC to support people in crisis, this is an exciting opportunity for you.

About the role

Reporting to the International L&D Manager, you will plan and coordinate our exciting and varied training projects and learning programmes, such as the overseas Emergency response residential training, the induction of our staff in the UK and overseas and work with subject matter experts to strengthen our internal offer for areas such as Food Security, safeguarding and national society development. You will ensure training events, residential simulations and online learning is impactful, targeted, effective, and meets the BRC’s commitment to our learning culture.

This role has exciting and varied responsibilities working with a range of stakeholders across the organisation. You will maintain relationships with internal and external partners, including representing BRC at networking sessions, sector collaboration groups and participation in the BRC learning network to ensure we have a strong partnership approach to learning across the Red Cross Mo vement and humanitarian sector.

About the person

With a broad understanding of L&D (potentially through CIPD qualification or equivalent experience) you will have knowledge of learning cycles, L&D methodologies and solutions, and you will have experience of planning, developing and leading on L&D interventions.

You will have excellent Administration and organisational skills, including knowledge of project management, drafting, and editing skills, with great attention to detail to support maintenance of accurate records and compilation and Analysis of data.

With a genuine interest, passion and understanding of the international humanitarian system or charity sector, you will be keen to grow and develop your career as part of a network of L&D professionals within the**world’s largest humanitarian organisation.** For more information about this opportunity , please review the Role Profile. About the team

The International Learning and Development team is part of the International People team, which sits between the People and International Directorates. The purpose of the team is to assess and meet the learning needs of staff working in the International Directorate, as well as members of BRC's international talent pools for Emergency Response. We deliver a range of technical and soft skills training.

As a member of the International Directorate you will be part of a directorate responsible for BRC’s international humanitarian response and Disaster Management, support to resilience programmes and organisational development of our partner Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world.

The work of the International Directorate also includes humanitarian policy and advocacy activities and upholding and promoting International Humanit arian Law. British Red Cross' international work is carried out in Coordination and partnership with the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 6th of June 2021, with interviews anticipated to be held from Thursday 10th of June 2021 (via Zoom) Candidates are advised - We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier that the advertised date should we receive a suitable response. Therefore, it would be advisable to submit your application for this vacancy as early as possible.

What you get in return

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including:
  • 36 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) - pro rata for fixed-term roles
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy
  • Discounts from a range of online and high street retailers
A little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

  • The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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