This is an exciting time to join the Third Age Trust - which supports the u3a movement - as we celebrate our 40th anniversary. The u3a movement is a national charity which supports people who are no longer working full time to continue their interests, activity, keep learning and have fun.
Some UK-wide travel will be expected.
The Third Age Trust works with 1040 u3as, all volunteer-led member charities, across the UK. Founded 40 years ago, the UK u3a movement encourages groups of people in their third age to come together and continue their enjoyment of learning in subjects of interest to them. The u3as promote lifelong learning through self-help interest groups covering a wide range of topics and activities, as chosen by their members.
We are now seeking to appoint a Learning Development Manager who will have responsibility for developing learning with and for u3a organisations, and bringing together the Trust learning provision to support this. You will be a key link with internal stakeholders in the movement and together with the Head of Member Services will be responsible for delivery of the learning strategy. Within this role you will work with the Learning Committee and sub-committees and all of the learning related volunteer roles.
During the past two years much learning provision has taken place online, leading to a move from purely geographically based activities to an increase in shared resources, networking and some nationally led learning programmes and activities. As we move out of the pandemic, there is a now a need to meld together new and traditional approaches where you will work alongside a team to implement and develop a digital platform for learning.
With proven, demonstrable learning development knowledge and experience, you will be a strong communicator able to deliver and present at workshops and learning events. Your ability to communicate across a broad range of groups, volunteers, internal and external will be key to the success of this role as you deliver against the key objectives to take our learning development to the next level.
To find out more and to apply, please click on the Apply button to be redirected to Charity Job where you can download our JD/PS and application form. Please note we cannot accept applications without a completed application form and a covering letter.
Closing date for applications: 21st Feb 2022
Interviews: 4th March
We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.