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Here at British Canoeing we set our standards high and pursue excellence in all that we do; as a National Governing Body of Sport and as a group of individuals.

Learning and Development Advisor

Location: Based at National Watersports Centre, Nottingham

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week (hours of work negotiable)

Temporary contract for 6 months.

Salary: Band 3 (Up to £32,086 FTE)

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we are making progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and ambitious strategy for Paddlesport in the UK (2017–2021).

This is a great opportunity for an experienced learning and development professional to work with the HR team to assist in the delivery of our People Strategy, You will engage with line managers to identify and assess future learning needs and design, plan and deliver interventions that will develop our people.  There will be a need for skills training initiatives for employees at all levels of the organisation with particular emphasis on supervisory and management development.

The role holder will also be involved in a number of projects such as developing and implementing a revised on-boarding process, working with teams to embed our values and behaviours and developing an employee mentoring scheme. .

The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills together with the ability to build strong working relationships across the organisation.  The role will involve working both independently and as part of a team. A CIPD qualification, preferably at Level 5 or above, is a distinct advantage.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, clearly outlining your salary expectations and preferred working pattern to HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or email [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 28th February  

Interviews will be held:  Tuesday 10th March 2020 

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

 We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

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