Head of Learning & Development
Samaritans is an internationally recognised charity ranked in the top 5 ‘most trusted charities’ in the UK and ROI. It is unique in that its 20,000+ volunteers, based across 201 branches, both deliver and manage the service of providing confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are on an exciting journey to develop and deliver our learning and development strategy that will help us to embrace new technologies and be ready to meet our future aspirations. We need an ambitious and energetic learning and development professional to lead us through these changes. You will have excellent influencing and leadership skills to co-ordinate and engage with a diverse team of volunteers and staff and deliver innovative and high quality training interventions that enable us to achieve our organisational goals.
You will most likely be a qualified member of the CIPD or have an equivalent qualification, and will have substantial, proven experience in delivering change projects both internally and with external partners. Strong commercial acumen and experience of developing learning opportunities using new technologies is crucial.
We’re looking for a positive, confident communicator who can take ownership of this role and function in this period of exciting change. You will be comfortable influencing senior stakeholders as part of our strategic leadership team and will be an outstanding manager of staff and volunteers.
The post is based in Ewell, Surrey; 30 minutes train journey from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon but will require some travel throughout the UK. Work may involve some evening and weekend working.
To apply, please visit our website/ click apply now where you will find the full job description and application form.
Completed application forms should be emailed no later than 9am on Friday June 1st, 2018.
For an informal discussion about the role please visit our website where you can find contact details for Helen Timbrell, Executive Director of People and Organisational Development.
Round one interviews will take place in Ewell on June 13th and 14th. Round two on June 20th.