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Closing in 3 days
Alzheimer's Research UK, CB21, Cambridge (Hybrid)
Circa £43,000 per year
ARUK is hiring a Learning & Development Trainer/Specialist to design and deliver a broad range of learning and development courses
Posted 6 days ago
Closing tomorrow
National Energy Action, Remote
£32,641 - £37,304 per year (plus £3,300 London Weighting if applicable)
Deliver research, field trials & demonstration projects on technologies for energy efficiency to identify ways to retrofit homes.
Posted 6 days ago
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CB21, Cambridge (Hybrid) 7.6 miles
Circa £43,000 per year

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Job description

The Learning and Development Trainer/Specialist plays a critical role in designing and delivering a broad range of learning and development courses which support and enable individuals to develop their skills, knowledge and experience, add value and drive organisational performance.

Responsible for the delivery and evaluation of facilitated classroom-based training, online through eLearning, as well as virtually learning, this role will help to create an environment of continuous learning and provide opportunities for individual and team development. In addition, this role will work closely with the Learning and Development Co-ordinator and will liaise with training venues, manage bookings, and oversee internal data to evaluate training requirements.

As part of the wider HR Team, the Learning and Development Trainer/Specialist will also work effectively as an integral part to the team by providing input and support into the organisational wide initiatives and projects. In addition, the Learning and Development Trainer/Specialist will proactively contribute to the development of policy, processes and procedures, along with providing comprehensive guidance and support across the charity. 

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Work alongside internal stakeholders to identify and support individual and team learning needs, including providing support with implementing personal development plans.
  • In line with the short and long term strategic direction of Alzheimer’s Research UK, provide support in identifying gaps in skills, knowledge and experience at an individual and team level and make recommendations to the L&D Manager which address gaps and reduce any risks.
  • Foster and develop an embedded culture of learning and continuous improvement.



Training - Design & Delivery

  • Create up to date, engaging and professional training content.
  • Facilitate and deliver a variety of training programmes to new and existing employees, through face-to-face, hybrid (blended) and virtual learning.
  • Research training delivery options and resources including digital / online and hybrid (blended) solutions.
  • Present learning solutions, logically and with credibility and authenticity, to gain buy-in from stakeholders.
  • Confidently engage with learners of varying abilities, using a broad range of training methodologies and questioning techniques.
  • Provide support with a learner’s progress by delivering motivational and developmental feedback.
  • Manage participation and ensure learning objectives for each training session is achieved.
  • Use effective coaching skills to encourage learners to define their personal development plans and achieve their learning objectives.
  • Ownership of learning programmes that includes but not limited to: Team Psychometric training, EDI ‘Let’s Talk’ Series and our bespoke Masterclass programme which enables employees to build upon and embed their knowledge, skills and behaviours.


Training - Course Administration

  • Work with a variety of internal stakeholders to plan and prepare the implementation of any training courses, including advertising training courses and dates, monitoring bookings and taking a proactive approach to increase attendance numbers when they are low.
  • Complete evaluation mechanisms for learning outcomes including the use of quantitative and qualitative feedback where appropriate.
  • Collate and analyse data from training courses and initiatives, producing reports for key stakeholders, when requested.
  • Measure and assess all training courses for their effectiveness and business relevance, and continually seek ways to improve learning solutions.
  • In conjunction with the HR Team, help to develop training materials for induction to ensure new starters are effectively integrated, into their role, team and organisation.
  • As and when required, provide support to the L&D Co-ordinator with the administration of training courses, including diary management and database management.

What we are looking for:


  • Learning & Development qualification or experience of working in a Learning & Development environment.
  • Demonstrable experience in delivery and facilitating a wide range of learning and development initiatives at all levels.
  • Experience of developing and implementing training programmes/workshops (including designing a variety of learning materials).
  • Experience of delivering in-person and virtual training to a variety of stakeholders with different learning styles and levels of understanding.
  • Experience of working with internal and external customers, stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Experience of managing a Learning Management System (LMS) and SCORM files.
  • Excellent communicator, with an ability to build relationships and inspire confidence and respect at all levels.  Demonstrates strong negotiation, influencing and decision making skills.
  • Excellent listening skills, receptive to feedback and demonstrates flexibility, curiosity and an ability to learn.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with an ability to work to deadlines and reprioritise work in accordance with the organisational needs.
  • Strong team player who can work both independently and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Credible, authentic and confident presenter and facilitator, with an ability to deliver engaging learning at all levels and adapt style to suit the audience.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills, with an ability to translate individual, team and organisational needs into learning interventions.
  • Demonstrates a proactive and pragmatic approach and identifies ways to deliver creative and innovative solutions.
  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Strong ethical standards and a high level of personal integrity.
  • Excellent IT skills in PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Willingness to travel to deliver training on site as well as off site when required.

Additional Information:

Ways of working: As part of our Agile ways of working you will be required to work approximately 2 days a week from the office, which is subject to the requirements of the role and the business needs. Flexibility on where you work can be split between working from home and our office.

Roles that are classed as part of the Agile ways of working are not able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals.  This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.

Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AD. 

Salary: Circa £43,000 per annum, plus benefits.

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more information.

The closing date for applications is the 3rd March 2024, with interviews likely to be held week commencing the 11th March 2024. We would encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend an interview on a certain date.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.  Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us via the channels on our website. 

How to apply:

Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.

About Alzheimer’s Research UK:

Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity. Our mission is to accelerate progress towards a cure.  Today 1 in 2 people will be impacted by dementia, either through caring for a loved one, developing it themselves or tragically both. But there is hope. 

There has never been a more important and exciting time in dementia research. With promising new drugs in clinical trials that slow the progression of the diseases that cause it, and revolutionary new ways to diagnose them on the horizon, we are now at a tipping point. Working with the smartest minds globally and across the UK, with industry and academia, Alzheimer’s Research UK is uniquely placed to invest in the very best research identifying barriers to a cure and knocking them down so that there are more and better treatments for everyone with dementia. For the first time in history, we can see a future where people with dementia can get a swift and accurate diagnosis, and effective treatments that could slow or even stop their disease. We stand for everyone affected by dementia. We stand for a cure. 

In 2022, we were incredibly proud to be awarded a 3-star accreditation by Best Companies which recognises ‘World Class’ levels of workplace engagement and were also listed in the prestigious Best Companies lists:

• 48th in the 100 Best Large Companies to Work For in the UK.

• 19th in the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the East of England.

• 3rd in the 50 Best Companies to Work For in the Charity Sector.

In addition, we were also shortlisted for a special award recognising the work undertaken on reducing our environmental impact.

In 2021, we were awarded the HR Management award by The Charity Times for our Wellbeing initiatives throughout the pandemic.

In 2020, we demonstrated our commitment to changing the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace and signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge. 

Alzheimer’s Research UK really does look after its people, where you will be able to add value and make a difference. 

To view further details about working for us and the benefits we offer, please visit Alzheimer’s Research UK

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Refreshed on: 23 February 2024
Closing date: 03 March 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: L&D/24
Tags: Human Resources

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