Learning & Development Specialist

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Woking, United Kingdom

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10 days ago

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Hybrid working, part time job share would be considered

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Full time

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Learning & Development Specialist

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This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced learning and development professional to help develop and retain the diverse and motivated talent needed to effectively deliver the strategy for the world’s largest independent conservation organisation.

Right now, our world is under threat like never before. But there is hope. As Learning & Development Specialist with WWF UK, you can play your part in saving our planet. We need you to positively impact on our employee experience by creating, developing and maintaining an inclusive and engaging organisation wide programme of learning, development and career support options.

We have recently created a new L&D vision and strategy and as Learning & Development Specialist, you will pick up further development of the strategy and balance the implementation of short-term deliverables alongside executing the long-term plan.

You will collaborate with colleagues to introduce thorough and welcoming onboarding and offboarding programmes as well as set up inductions and the monitoring of new starter training. You will identify and prioritise core employee development needs and create and oversee L & D solutions, from interactive workshops to digital resources and e-learning. We will look to you to optimise the L&D budget, liaise with 3rd party L&D providers and monitor effectiveness. You will contribute to the development of a learning culture across WWF, helping to ensure learning is prioritised, continuous and develops knowledge, skills, attitude and habits. You will also work closely with HR and OD colleagues to support broader people and culture development including hybrid working, embedding of organisational values and developing DE & I across the organisation.

This is a rewarding and challenging role, requiring an L&D professional with sound knowledge of learning and development theories, models and trends. You will have experience of designing, creating and procuring learning resources and content as well as being confident and skilled in delivering virtual, hybrid and face to face learning sessions. You will also be used to adapting your approach and communication to suit the context and team, working in a number of different project teams at the same time. Naturally, you will possess excellent communication, relationship building and influencing skills.

If you have the ideas, energy and skills to help develop an inclusive, safe and empowering culture in which our colleagues thrive, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.
Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.
Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.