SSAFA – Learning & OD Advisor


Up to £38,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week

London, EC3R

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time permanent Learning and Organisational Development Advisor to join the People team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 73,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the role

Would you like to create a learning culture in SSAFA? Our organisation is ambitious and wants to develop a growth mindset within the workforce. We are seeking Learning and OD specialist who is driven, creative and willing to take up a new challenge to implement an organisation-wide learning and development plans; and work with internal and external resources to build and design L&D programs based on the needs of the organisation.

The role involves occasional travel throughout the UK and overseas, sometimes at short notice. Reporting to the Head of People and OD, you will be diplomatic, proactive and collaborative.

About the team 

The team is vibrant, ambitious and hard-working. We work collaboratively, share knowledge and work with each others’ strengths to deliver a professional HR service. We are passionate advocates of consistency and fairness and empower line managers to lead and develop their teams.

This is an exciting time to join the People team as we embark on a number of varied and interesting projects.

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have learning and OD experience, with a background of managing and delivering projects.

The successful applicant will be results/outcomes oriented, business value focused, will have confidence and ability to work in a range of services and will have strong stakeholder management and communication skills.

This is an opportunity to expand your existing skills in this diverse environment as no two days in the office are the same!

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

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Punita Dave on 02074639327 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Please note we will be reviewing applications as they come in and the vacancy may close earlier if sufficient applications are received.

Closing date: 1 December 2019

Interviews: TBC

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and uses the Disclosure & Barring Service. SSAFA is committed to safeguarding and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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