Learning and Development Facilitator / Designer

Reference number: 42842

Title: Learning and Development Facilitator / Designer

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham (or central England with frequent travel to Birmingham)

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 30 September 2018

Salary: 25,363 - 26,883 per annum

Interview date: Tuesday 9 October 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense is currently recruiting two full time Learning and Development Professionals to join our HR team, ideally based at our new, purpose built centre TouchBase Pears, in Selly Oak Birmingham.

The Learning Designer will work with the Learning and Development People Partner to develop a range of learning resources for our diverse workforce. You will create products that are innovative, fit for purpose, have impact and are cost effective. Your main focus will be on turning learning specifications into learning activities; formal, informal and social. 

The Learning Facilitator will work with the Learning and Development People Partner to ensure that our face to face programmes are delivered to the highest quality. You’ll be responsible for recruiting and supporting our pool or trainers, for acting as a role model in the delivery of training yourself, and you will contribute to the evaluation of all of our learning programmes.

Both roles are based in our busy HR team and work across Sense in the UK and with our International Partners.

About you 

You will be dedicated to developing your career in the charity sector and be committed to making a real and positive difference to the lives of the people we support.

With a background in workplace learning, you will be positive, proactive, focused and enthusiastic, with the ability to engage and motivate managers and colleagues to deliver excellent services.  You will have an excellent understanding of the drivers of effective and motivational workplace learning and you will be able to translate that into a quality learning experience for our staff. Your experience will be complimented by excellent communication skills and the ability to manage a demanding workload of competing priorities

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Alison Bennett on alison.bennett@sense.org.uk

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application;. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job descriptions (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please clearly indicate which role(s) you wish to apply for when completing your application. 

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)