Learning Officer

Robertson House, Glasgow

Job Type:

F/T Grade 2

Apply before end:

10 Jul 2022

Pay Rate:


About the Role

Job Purpose

Assist in the creation, use and sharing of knowledge and learning internally and externally in order to:

  • Support our understanding of the world we are operating in

  • Help us to understand the value and impact of our work

  • Enable us to plan, deliver and review work effectively

  • Work in collaboration with colleagues to inform and influence policy and practice (our own and others)

Key responsibilities

Help develop and sustain in-depth understanding:

  • Of the views and needs of people with experience of poverty and trauma

  • Of evidence, policy and practice in relation to poverty and trauma

Provide learning support to teams:

  • Design and conduct learning activities across the Trust’s thematic groups (Education Pathways, Work Pathways, Financial Security, Emotional Wellbeing and Relationships)

  • Assist the Learning and Communications manager to commission and manage research and evaluation contracts

  • Ensure research and evaluation activities are delivered in line with good practice and ethical guidelines

  • Identify overlaps in learning across the Trust and produce shared messages as appropriate

Support communications and advocacy work:

  • Work with colleagues toidentify and share learning with a wide range of diverse stakeholders, including staff and the people, communities and organisations The Trust works with in order to influence change in Scotland

  • Work with colleagues to deliver events, seminars, webinars and similar

  • Engage with all forms of communication used by grantholders and awardees, including social media, to identify learning at an early stage

  • Keep informed of key policy and practice developments in specific thematic areas, providing relevant updates to staff

  • Undertake public speaking engagements, where required

  • Support the Learning and Communications Manager to ensure a range of people with experience of poverty and trauma are appropriately and safely involved in shaping and delivering the Trust’s influencing work, including the design and delivery of events

Other responsibilities

  • Contribute to work supporting cross-cutting themes for the Trust, for example Equality Diversity Participation and Rights and Climate Change

  • Build relationships with a wide range of key partners & stakeholders

  • Adopt and demonstrate the Trust’s values


Qualifications - 

The Candidate must possess the following:

Good understanding and technical knowledge of qualitative and quantitative evaluation and research methods

  • Experience of supporting teams and organisations to develop and embed learning as a core part of their work

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate complex issues and ideas in an accessible and engaging way

  • Critical reading, review and analysis skills

  • Ability to deal with and prioritise conflicting demands effectively

  • The post holder must be able to work effectively as part of a team and contribute to collaborative projects

It is desirable that the candidate has the following:

  • Experience in designing, conducting, commissioning and managing evaluation and research contracts

Special Aptitudes -

Must possess:

Evidence knowledge/skills of

  • Good written and oral communication

  • Learning and evaluation methods

  • Production of well-presented material using Microsoft Office applications

Circumstances -

  • Scotland wide with main base in Glasgow

  • Occasional evening and weekend working may be required

  • The Trust is currently testing approaches to hybrid working

  • Salary £31,842

  • 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays

  • Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%

  • Private healthcare

  • Annual Travel Pass Loan

  • Employee Assistance Programme

The Robertson Trust is testing approaches to hybrid working.  Applications for flexible working will be considered.

About the Company

Our vision is for a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Over the next decade, we will use all of our tools and resources to work with others to reduce poverty and trauma. We are driving our work through four themes:

  • Education pathways

  • Emotional wellbeing and relationships

  • Financial security

  • Work pathways

The Learning and Communications Team supports all of The Robertson Trust’s teams to generate insights into ways of tackling and preventing poverty and trauma and understanding the differences that we help to make happen.  We support the work of colleagues across The Trust, share insights internally and externally to support our continuous improvement, and to influence the work of others.

How to Apply

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