SSAFA – Learning and Development Trainer – (Maternity Cover)


  • Salary: £32,140 per annum
  • Location: Home based within Scotland
  • Closing: 8 April 2022

Job Description

We are looking for a passionate and multi skilled Learning and development trainer to work as part of our team delivering training to our volunteer network. Your role will involve working with the team to design, develop and deliver our complete range of courses that will inspire our volunteers to want to learn. You will consult and collaborate with internal stakeholders and departments to understand our work, identify appropriate content, design training interventions, deliver courses and evaluate the impact of the learning.

About the team

You will be part of a wider Learning and Development team of 8 employees who together are responsible for training our network of volunteers via a blend of e-learning, webinar and face to face delivery. This role involves working with our own team and the wider volunteer operations department.

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of delivering standard training content to an excellent standard. We are looking for an experienced trainer, ideally with a background working in the voluntary sector or similar, who is highly credible and can really bring our values to life.

The role will also require identification of needs, design of suitable learning interventions and materials and where applicable, the analysis of information to make sound decisions regarding training outcomes through to the evaluation of training programmes. Experience of Virtual training delivery is essential.

You will need to be a committed team player with a highly collaborative style, and be able to demonstrate resilience and resourcefulness, along with being self-motivated and able to prioritise in a fast paced and changing organisation.


SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

Further information about the role

View the benefits that SSAFA has to offer here.

View the full job description here.

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Eilidh Chown on for an informal discussion.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

How to apply

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Closing date: Midnight on 8 April 2022

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