Battersea, Greater London
£41,400 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about dogs and cats? Our people and animals make Battersea a great place to work. Your expertise will help increase our impact for dogs and cats everywhere.

We are looking for a Learning & Development Partner to work closely with the Head of L&D, HR and L&D colleagues to implement the L&D strategy. As a valued partner that understands the organisation and the challenges faced by their teams, the L&D Partner works to build the reputation of L&D at Battersea as a centre of expertise in organisational and workforce development. The L&D Partner delivers a great service to the organisation, working with stakeholders including senior leaders to provide expert consultation, guidance and coaching in areas of organisational and workforce development.

The L&D Partner will use their expertise in what makes great organisational and workforce learning to diagnose capability gaps and as a result scope, develop, implement and evaluate high quality interventions that reflect best practice, incorporating current thinking and approaches with a focus on digital learning.

The L&D Partner takes a lead role in the development of organisational and leadership behaviours that are aligned to Battersea values and organisational priorities. The L&D Partner is a great collaborator and influencer and has the ability to work with a range of stakeholders to manage & deliver complex projects.

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 150 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. 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 Human Resources Team

Battersea’s Human Resources department provides expert advice, guidance and support through partnership with managers, teams and people across the organisation. Our work involves everything from pay and benefits to providing learning and development solutions that support other departments achieve their strategic objectives. Within the Human Resources department sits the Learning and Development Team. With development of a new People and L&D Strategy this is an exciting time to join the Learning & Development Team at Battersea and make a real difference.

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 (£120), optical (£120), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£300) every year
  • Annual interest-free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
  • Life insurance

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.

For full details, including our job applicant privacy notice, please download our recruitment pack. You can apply by visiting our website. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised.

Posted on: 08 January 2021
Closed date: 24 January 2021
Job ref: BDCH1339a
Tags: Human Resources, Training