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Birmingham, West Midlands 1.27 miles
£46,638 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Our Birmingham, UK Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) Head Office are actively recruiting for the position of ‘Head of Learning and Development’. Serving the Humanitarian and International Development Sector and its parent organisation Islamic Relief Worldwide - HAD is envisioned to be a hub where humanitarian and development theories and practice are studied, examined and developed. It will be a centre to train our team following the life-long learning approach the organisation adopted earlier and to develop the future leaders in the aid sector, not only individuals but entire organisations and future generations.

The Academy will foremost play a pivotal role in training of IR staff at all levels, undertaking applied research and building theory, a base to stimulate our advocacy efforts and to lead in the areas of research aid and development from an Islamic perspective

The purpose of the role is to ensure all staff globally have access to the learning and knowledge they need to perform in their roles to the best of their ability, through the management and promotion of the systems and processes by which individuals and the organisation learns. As well as this, the post holder will promote HAD sustainability by promoting Learning and Development activities to external customers and building relationships which provide the Academy with steady income.

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Extensive experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of highly effective and desirable training and development programs and activities
  • Demonstrable experience and ability to manage a L&D dept by maintain a high standard of service whilst controlling calendars, events, budgets, people and processes
  • Exposure and experience in Learning Management Systems and e-learning tools and processes
  • Experience and proven ability to manage both people and projects across multiple countries and disciplines
  • Proven experience of undertaking complex analysis of needs and return on investment strategies which will show L&D interventions have the right organisational impact and are value for money

Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who are sympathetic to the IR values of; SincerityExcellence, CompassionSocial Justice and Custodianship together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. If you would like to be a part of an organisation striving to make a difference in the world and are looking for a meaningful career, we will be glad to hear from you.

Please Note: Interviews are expected to take place on 9th December 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance
  • proof of eligibility to live and work within the UK
  • receipt of satisfactory references

For UK based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

IRW is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IRW engages. IRW expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief:

(Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship)

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

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Islamic Relief Worldwide

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation with a presence in over 40 countries around the globe. We ... Read more

Posted on: 11 November 2020
Closing date: 30 November 2020
Job ref: HOLD/1120
Tags: Human Resources,Training

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