Learning and Development Officers work within the HR team of a charity or other not for profit organisation to identify training and learning needs for individuals within the organisation, in line with the organisation’s objectives.
Responsibilities & Duties for Learning & Development Roles
Learning & Development Officers need to be able to communicate and update the learning and development strategy and develop and deliver programmes to employees, eg training for communication skills or presentation skills. Jobs in learning & development also involve reviewing and evaluating training, monitoring the budget, and providing guidelines for coaching and mentoring of employees. Other responsibilities include liaising with training service providers for external training, arranging courses as appropriate and keeping training records up-to-date.
Skills Required for Learning & Development Jobs
For most Learning and Development Officer jobs, a background in a learning and development role is required. A CIPD qualification or degree may also be required, depending on the size of not for profit organisation. Learning and Development Officers need to have strong project management skills, be a self starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.