Battersea, Greater London (Hybrid)
£64,800 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a Head of Learning & Organisational Development to understand the internal and external context of the organisation and through implementation of the L&OD strategy build and embed a culture of learning at all levels and across all Directorates to develop skills, knowledge, and behaviours in order to achieve strategic objectives.

About us

Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 160 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the Southeast. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.

Our Learning & Organisational Development Team

Battersea’s Human Resources department provides expert advice, guidance, and support through partnership with managers, teams, and people across the organisation. Battersea is way ahead of the sector when it comes to employee engagement – and our department works hard to keep us there. Our work involves everything from pay and benefits to providing learning and development solutions that support other departments achieve their strategic objectives. We do this to attract, retain and develop our people to be the best they can be, so we can be here for more dogs and cats.

Battersea’s HR Team provides expert advice, guidance, and support by working in partnership with leaders, managers, teams, and people across the organisation. Within the Human Resources department sits the Learning and Organisational Development Team that works strategically to build organisational capacity through delivery of our L&OD Strategy. 

What we can offer you

Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:

• 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year

• Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution 

• Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£100), optical (£100), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£325) every year

• Annual interest-free season ticket loans

• Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes

• Life insurance 

During the Coronavirus restrictions, our animal-facing staff continued to work on site and our office based staff worked from home. We are currently operating a hybrid working model with our office-based staff splitting their time between site based and home working. We believe this will support office-based staff to maintain the benefits of home working, while allowing for collaboration and interaction with our animal-facing staff and maintaining a connection to our cause.  As such, you’ll be expected to work in our Battersea office for at least 50% of your working week. 

So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all current and prospective staff, volunteers and Trustees. We aim to ensure that this commitment, reinforced by our values, is embedded in our day-to-day working practices and our work together. We would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented at Battersea.

Closing date: Sunday 24th July 2022

Interview date(s): Friday 29th July 2022

Refreshed on: 16 July 2022
Closed date: 27 July 2022 at 09:18
Job ref: BDCH1620
Tags: Human Resources, Training

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