Learning & Development Coordinator, Friends of the Earth


London, UK


£30,752- £33,752 per annum


Full Time


Sunday, 5 December 2021




Not Stated

Job Description

The Learning & Development (L&D) Co-ordinator role will be responsible for supporting the learning and training processes and programmes run at Friends of Earth. This will include learning and training programmes run via different formats (i.e. e-learning, online courses, in-house delivery, webinars, commissioned training etc) The L&D Co-ordinator will provide end to end support, including administrative support to training programmes as well as leading and co-ordinating specific projects which support the team business plan. 

A key part of the L&D Co-ordinators role is to build relationship across the organisation to gain insight on the L&D needs of teams and individuals. The L&D Coordinator will also be supporting the monitoring of course outcomes. Our ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and can work cooperatively and productively with colleagues across different teams and different levels of the organisation. 

You should also be familiar with key principles of learning and development (such as the learning cycle and learning styles) as well as a practical understanding of how to co-ordinate a learning project. You will be supported to design and deliver workshops and training sessions for staff (were possible) if this aligns with your career aspirations. If you have a passion for empowering colleagues and teams to flourish, we’d like to meet you.


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Role and Responsibilities

  • Provide co-ordination and administrative support across a range of L&D initiatives 

  • Select appropriate training methods or activities (e.g. simulations, mentoring, onthe-job training, professional development classes) in response to training requests 

  • Market available training to employees and provide necessary information about sessions 

  • Support the running of organisation-wide training needs assessment and identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed 

  • Use known learning principles and stay up to date on new training methods and techniques 

  • Design and develop training programs (outsourced and/or in-house) 

  • Track and analyses effectiveness of training programmes across a range of impact indicators

  • Contribute ideas to the team Business Plan, and feed into Business Planning reviews

  • Opportunities to design and deliver short workshops and training programmes 

  • Gather feedback from trainers and trainees after sessions. 

  • Partner with internal stakeholders and liaise with experts regarding training needs and course design 

  • Maintain updated database and training records as required This is not an exhaustive list – no job can be fully defined in one, neat list.

 We will be looking for your flexibility to carry out other duties as may reasonably be required to meet the changing needs of the organisation.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications 


  • Experience of working in a complex environment in an internally facing support role 

  • Hands-on experience of co-ordinating multiple projects and events 

  • Flexible approach to work and ability to manage conflicting priorities 

  • Adequate knowledge of how to use technology tools to monitor training events and individual staff records 

  • Good understanding of full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate) 

  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods and techniques 

  • Experience with e-learning platforms 

  • MS Office proficiency 

  • High level organisational skills with the ability to co-ordinate a range of programme 

  • Strong communication skills

  • Experience of building positive relationships with colleagues and using a diplomatic and professional approach to managing expectations 

  • Proven ability to use a problem-solving skill to managing challenging situations and achieve a positive outcome 

  • Experience of training or presenting to a group of staff to support their development or understanding of an aspect of their role 


  • Direct experience of working as a Training Co-ordinator, Trainer, Training Facilitator, or similar role

  •  Experience co-ordinating multiple training events in an organisational setting 

  • Experience of working in the charity sector 

  • Qualification relating to training, such as Award in Education & Training or equivalent 

  • Proven ability to design and deliver training sessions, workshops or briefing

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