Senior Learning Facilitator
Full time (flexible working options available)
London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester or homebased in the UK
Closing Date: 21 November 2023
Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and empowering individual with extensive experience of learning methodologies to join us as our Senior Learning Facilitator where you will work with colleagues across the whole UK Impact Department, as well as within the Evidence and Learning team.
This role is a Fixed Term Contract until the end of December 2024.
Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.
About the role
As a Senior Learning Facilitator, you will be invited to work in partnership with colleagues to help unlock and apply the wide range of learning, knowledge, and expertise we've built up about how to improve local systems that shape families' lives across the UK.
This is an exciting new role and is intended to help unlock our impact, through the application of learning that we've built up over the last three years of our strategy about how to do place-based change. It's an innovative role, designed to help the department work in a new way. You'll take a systemic mindset to help us to connect our learning that is otherwise deeply rooted in different local communities, contexts and cultures – to improve our own practice as well as using our insight to further our policy and practice goals.
Working across a range of diverse teams, cultures and places, you'll be invited to work in partnership with your colleagues to collaborate and help ensure that this portfolio of learning we capture and the expertise that we hold ultimately leads to practice and policy change which improves the lives of families, across the places that we work as well as those that we don't. How you do this is critically important. You will lead, but with a light hand, enabling your colleagues, our teams and the department to achieve this goal: at times connecting, facilitating, developing, coaching, supporting, nudging and commissioning others.
In this role, you will:
• Enable, co-ordinate and influence the purpose and effective delivery of the UK Impact Department's range of place-based learning initiatives.
• Identify, facilitate and/or implement improvements to our learning system for place-based work across the UK Impact Department, as well as with our partners and other stakeholders.
• Interpret the practice and influencing objectives of our local place-based communities, to create, lead or facilitate collaborative projects that help them achieve their goals, designing and implementing project plans, timelines, methods and solutions to achieve agreed outcomes.
• Influence leaders and thematic experts across the department to help shape systems and processes; harness existing skills and knowledge; and ensure any new systems or approaches are embedded.
• Work with others to ensure that the department builds, holds and expands its networks and knowledge from the wider sector and organisations involved in place-based work; and that this learning then translates into our practice and decision-making.
To be successful, it is important that you have:
• Understanding of the concepts, methods and tools that enable learning and continuous improvement, with the ability to design, adapt and apply different approaches.
• Experience of leading the creation and application of design, learning and continuous improvement methods within complex organisations, including training, coaching or mentoring at a team or organisational level.
• Strong relationship-building skills, with an ability to work and communicate across different levels, contexts and places.
• Proven ability to think and communicate strategically, including understanding how a diverse programme of projects or other disparate activity can lead to sustained or systemic change.
• A strong ability to convene, facilitate and enable diverse groups of people to come together, collaborate and work towards a shared goal.
• Commitment to Save the Children's vision, mission and values.
What we offer you:
Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance.
• We focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, health and wellbeing both in and outside of work.
• We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day.
To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately, once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.
Ways of Working:
Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly working from home, we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter). Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building.
The relationships that you hold with colleagues across the UK will also be critically important to your success in this role. It is therefore expected that you will be required to travel from time to time to meet with those colleagues in person.
On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.
Flexible Working - We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be "Free to Be Me". We are not looking for just one type of person - we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.
We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences - of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability - help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.