Learning and Development Support Officer

Learning and Development Support Officer

£13,017  per annum (FTE £21,695)
22.5 hours per week
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Closing Date; 12 noon Monday 8 July 2019

Interview Date; 15 July 2019

Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) is a network supporting evidence-informed practice in Adults’ services. Established in 2005, our aim is to support the development of knowledgeable, confident practitioners and thereby contribute to positive outcomes for adults, their families and carers.

We are looking for an incredibly organised and efficient Learning and Development Support Officer to support delivery of our programme of in-house workshops, events and support. We deliver approximately 200 in-house workshops and events with our Partners on an annual basis. This role will work with the existing team to effectively coordinate and manage delivery of these workshops and events, ensuring good communication between internal staff and external Partners, and managing and maintaining good systems and records.

This is a great opportunity to join a busy, committed and passionate team to help deliver a range of inputs to Partners all over the country. This is a fast-paced and varied role that involves communicating with and managing multiple requests from both internal and external stakeholders.

The role will include:

Liaising with RiPfA Partners and Associates to arrange dates for in-house workshops, events & support.

Supporting the pre- and post- workshop activities, including preparation of pre-course materials; gathering pre-workshop information; preparing post-workshop feedback reports.

Supporting the development of workshop materials by formatting documents, proofreading reference lists, and developing lists of related resources.

Managing and maintaining records for tracking in-house delivery, and communicating across the team.

Supporting the work of the wider team by coordinating phone calls; managing diaries; setting deadlines and keeping these to time/task.

The successful candidate will:

Be incredibly organised and be able to manage multiple requests and tasks effectively.

Have excellent record keeping skills.

Be a skilled and adept communicator (verbal and written).

Be solutions focused and keen to develop ways of improving systems and processes.

Be willing to work flexibly in a varied and interesting role.

We work with partners across England and Wales from our main office in Dartington, Devon and a satellite office in Sheffield. This role is based in our Dartington office.

Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults are part of the wider Dartington Hall Trust, a remarkable, many-sided organisation with a fascinating history and significant future potential. We have a progressive tradition of using our 1200 acre estate to stimulate and nurture new thinking and activities that can help to improve the world we live.  Dartington continues to forge a path that seeks to explore both individual disciplines such as learning, arts, agriculture, enterprise and social justice, and the broader notion of how they can be brought together to help create more fulfilling lives and a better society.

To apply for this post please send your completed application form to recruitment@dartington.org along with a Supporting Statement outlining the reason for your interest in the role and Dartington, and what you believe you could bring to the role. This is a key element of the decision making process so please take the time to put together the Supporting Statement as without it your application is likely to be at a disadvantage.

Please note for this role we are not accepting CVs