Head of Learning
UK Community Foundations (UKCF) leads a network of accredited Community Foundations across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The network is one of the largest grant givers in the UK, having distributed over £1 billion to small local charities and grass roots organisations. With both a national and local reach, UK Community Foundations coordinate national grant making programmes for Comic Relief, UK government, Big Lottery Fund and well known UK corporates. They support local projects on issues including poverty alleviation, emergency crisis response and youth engagement.
UK Community Foundations
Head of Learning
3 Year Contract
Flexible- Full or part time
Location: National, within reach of a member Community Foundation office and able to travel regularly to London
UK Community Foundations is a growing network and this new role presents an exciting opportunity to join UKCF at an early stage and make a real impact. The Leadership Programme will deliver leadership development and specialist training modules; the programme will include facilitated peer networking, coaching and blueprints for performance excellence.
The Head of Learning will be a highly skilled learning and development professional, able to commission and deliver programmes of training; working closely with a CEO and Board, they will have the depth of experience, credibility and skills to diagnose areas for improvement in member Community Foundations and work with them to address development and improvements.
The Head of Learning will build a deep understanding of the network and strong relationships with all Community Foundations; and will ensure clarity of identity, currency of subject agendas, relevance of learning methods and focus on engagement across the whole Community Foundation network.
Taking responsibility for all aspects of training and development; working with the network of members you will identify existing material and practice and design and deliver or commission new modules.
The role encompasses:
Leadership - in liaison with the SMT and in consultation with Community Foundations
Training and Assessment - ensuring experiential learning and knowledge sharing is sustained across the network
Networking and Partnership Development - establish and maintain with relevant communities including academic, government and commercial.
Management and Strategy - inform wider UKCF strategy, manage supplier relationships, promote the programme and engage and develop staff across the network.
The successful candidate will have experience in developing learning programmes around philanthropy and will build on UKCF networks existing frameworks of competencies, commission additional modules as well as deliver some themselves. and will have a 'can-do' attitude with regard to delivery.
Key skills and experience will include:
- Managing and developing L&D programmes and analysing their impact.
- Training delivery and/or commissioning of learning/teaching activities - ideally in philanthropy advisory services and/or another core area specific to the CF network.
- Partnership and relationship development - identifying and managing relationships.
- Analysis and reporting - producing reports in written and graphical formats.
To register your interest, please submit your CV via the "Apply Now" button below. Please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement in support of your application, this should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description. This should be no longer than two sides of A4.
The full job description is available to download on the Prospectus which can be reached by clicking on the Apply button .
A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted CVs in order to determine each applicant's suitability and aptitude for the role. Selected candidates will be contacted to discuss the role in more detail.
First stage interviews with the client are currently scheduled for w/c 2nd April.