Learning Solutions Officer

Save the Children UK

Location (Role):Farringdon London, with International travel

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract / Internal Secondment

Full / Part Time: Full time (flexible working options available)

Contract Duration: 1 year (extension probable)

Salary Range: £27,200 – £32,000

The job of a Save the Children’s UK Learning Solutions Officer is varied and rewarding

  • Do you have good project management/coordination skills with experience of organising or supporting with organising events?
  • Do you have excellent written and oral communication skills with experience of writing/supporting to write tender/proposal documents?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn’t just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

About Us

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) as part of SCUK’s humanitarian department provides high-quality humanitarian capacity strengthening for the movement, as well as the wider sector, as part of our shifting the power agenda. The HLA’s mission, as a team within the humanitarian department, is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries, by providing quality learning opportunities. The HLA’s approach spans from focused needs-based learning in countries hit by crises to the huge international reach of our learning platform, Kaya. They are a global team that has a full suite of in-house skills to provide and develop the offer; technical and learning experts, platform specialists, a digital and design studio, communications support and more. The HLA enables SCUK to offer the most effective and impactful humanitarian capacity strengthening resource for both the Save the Children movement, the wider humanitarian sector and beyond.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Team Lead- Learning, this role will provide support to the design, development and delivery of learning solutions and services across the team as well as providing day to day project management and coordination support to include support on award and contract management, reporting and information management.

Main Accountabilities

The Learning Solutions Officer key duties are to:

  • Support the effective project/award management of the HLA’s learning portfolio.
  • Work with the Learning Solutions Specialists, Digital Specialists as well as Strategic Team Leads to develop high quality proposals, tenders and reports
  • Contribute to the design of learning solutions and services based on identified priorities
  • Provide support across the team by writing reports, case studies outlining the impact of the HLA’s work, as well as collecting and analysing data to share across the team
  • Working in conjunction with colleagues from across the Regions Team to provide support on the learning needs analysis process
  • Track and update all administrative and logistics information.
  • Process invoices and other financial information.
  • Provide day-to day administrative/coordination/logistical support to the different teams to enable the learning solutions, products and services to be delivered
  • Manage the logistical support where necessary for the delivery of remote learning solutions, products and services.
  • Provide programme and administrative support to external clients where appropriate
  • Manage and oversee the standardised recovery mechanisms for HLA activities, services and deployments including the coordination of cost recovery and timesheets for the team
  • Contribute to supporting strong ways of working across the new team, as well as taking individual responsibility for building an inclusive and supportive team culture

Person Profile


  • Experience of project management/coordination skills; well organised, able to juggle multiple priorities and deliver to deadlines
  • Strong written, visual, and verbal communication skills with experience of creating materials for different audiences
  • Experience of writing successful proposals/tender documents
  • Some experience working in training or capacity building of people
  • Experience of organising or helping to organise events
  • Experience of working in both a team and alone


  • A ‘can do’ attitude, ability to work on own initiative and to deliver results against tight deadlines with good quality results
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with people from a range of backgrounds and cultures
  • A flexible approach to working and ability to respond at short notice to a wide variety of tasks


  • Strong problem solving and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including computer literacy and confidence in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • An awareness of the challenges of distance support and cultural differences
  • An understanding of and commitment to humanitarian work

Ways of Working:

Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly working from home, we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter). Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building.

On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.

Flexible Working – We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview**.**

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be “Free to Be Me”. We are mot looking for just one type of person – we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.

We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences – of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability – help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.

To see our full statement please visit this link: https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/our-policies/diversity/

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