SSAFA – Learning & Development Trainer (Maternity Cover)


£32,410 per annum 

37.5 hours per week

Homebased in mainland Scotland

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a one year fixed term contract as a full time Learning & Development Trainer to join SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 85,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, 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.

About the role

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

About the team

We are a small hard-working team, dispersed across the UK.  Although we have our own areas of responsibility, we collaborate on projects and support each other.  You’ll join us at an exciting time as we adapt our courses from classroom-based to blended learning.

About you

We are looking for an experienced trainer, ideally with a background working in the voluntary sector or similar, who is highly credible, engaging and with lots of enthusiasm to really bring our culture and values to life.

To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of delivering standard training content and developing bespoke content as necessary.

You will 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.

You will have knowledge and experience of the full training cycle. Experience of virtual training delivery is highly desirable.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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

For further information

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Dan Turpin on 07824 622576 for an informal discussion.

Closing date: Midnight on 16 November 2020.  SSAFA reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier if the target number of applications is reached.

Interviews: Week commencing 23 November 2020

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at




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