Learning and Development Manager - FTC until July 2022

The Learning and Development (L&D) Manager will lead the design, delivery and ongoing management of learning projects/programmes, based on a solid understanding of learning needs at an individual, departmental and organisational level, and aligned to Comic Relief’s values, strategy, the people strategy and objectives of the Organisational Transformation Programme. They will build trusted relationships with senior stakeholders and training providers, and leverage technology to deliver impactful and value -for-money capacity and capability enhancing interventions and processes.


  • Lead on L&D strategy development and implementation, from learning needs analysis, planning, managing budgets, risks and resources, as well as stakeholder management.

  • Alongside the Head of People, Facilities and Travel, work closely with ELT, SMT and key stakeholders across the organisation to scope, agree and implement holistic programmes around induction, management development, digital skills and embedding inclusive and equitable practices.

  • Take strategic ownership for designing, monitoring and evaluating programmes, projects and initiatives which build the technical skills of individuals and teams in line with Comic Relief mission, values, strategic goals and cultural ambitions.

  • Seek and develop new partnerships to facilitate effective and efficient delivery against L&D objectives.

  • Commission and manage external suppliers and consultants to deliver programmes and projects

  • Consider the diversity and inclusion aspirations of Comic Relief and other corporate responsibilities and ensure embedded in all L&D processes and practices.

  • Produce monthly and quarterly management information; conduct analysis and create insights to support the organisation in measuring progress and impacts of L&D activities and evolving learning needs.

  • Working with stakeholders in leadership and Impacts and Investment Teams, drive forward a culture of organisational learning and continuous improvement.

  • Maximise the use of technology for training design and delivery, increasing the accessibility and cost-effectiveness of training programmes, as well as individual ownership for learning.


  • Higher level academic qualification (degree level or equivalent work experience) preferably in an Organisational Development related discipline

  • Significant previous experience in a senior level L&D role, ideally within the charity sector

  • Project management skills, including experience of managing a project from conception to evaluation

  • Experience of design and delivery of training, management development programmes

  • Confident in the use of technology to design and deliver training, including the development of e-learning modules

  • Collaborative worker, able to work closely with leadership teams

  • Effective relationship builder with strong stakeholder management skills

  • Influential with the gravitas to effectively help shape the organisation

  • Good analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative and the ability to interpret information from sources to present to decision makers / different audiences

Please note: recruitment is intended to be one round of interviews (including a presentation), on the w/c 12th of April

Inclusivity at Comic Relief

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself

  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed

  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background

  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.

Role posted - 2021-03-30T08:46:30Z 9:46am, 30th Mar 2021 BST