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Learning and Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,000
  • Glasgow (Currently working from home in line with Scottish Government guidelines)
  • Closing 5th March 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd February 2021
  • 34.5 hours per week. 18 month fixed term.
  • Secondments will be considered.


Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole. We deliver a diverse range of resources, learning opportunities and qualifications, including alcohol licensing qualifications; resources and training for nursery staff, teachers and specialist services working with children affected by parental drinking; and training for employers on alcohol issues in the workplace.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a motivated leader to shape innovative and diverse learning and development opportunities that make a real difference. You will lead the development and implementation of a new learning and development strategy, creating innovative solutions and new markets for learning and development and promoting the long-term sustainability of the organisation through income generation.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Experience of developing strategy, robust business planning processes and systems within a learning and development environment.
  • Experience of developing and devising innovative learning and development opportunities to suit the needs of a range of partners and stakeholders, including digital, and blended learning approaches.
  • Experience of identifying and responding to income generation opportunities and building productive relationships and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate the organisation’s vision and direction to varied audiences.

This role will form a crucial part of AFS’s work to deliver improvements in policy and practice.

The post is currently envisaged to last for a fixed term for 18 months, however, there may be an opportunity to extend at AFS’s sole discretion, based on performance and output.

Alcohol Focus Scotland is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package that includes a contributory pension plan, generous annual leave entitlement and other benefits.
  • A central Glasgow location, close to rail and bus stations.
  • Flexible working can be considered and will be accommodated where possible, including the opportunity to mix home and office working.
  • A range of formal and informal training and learning opportunities.
  • The support of an organisation committed to its operational values.
  • The satisfaction of working with a skilled and dedicated team to make change happen.

Application notes

To apply, please go to to upload your CV showing your qualifications and experience, and a separate Supporting Statement, demonstrating how you meet the criteria in the ‘Critical knowledge, experience and skills’ section of the job description.

**PLEASE NOTE you must complete the application process and upload all documents at the same time: this system does not allow you to return to edit applications.**

A Right to Work in the UK check is required for this post.

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The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 5 March 2021

Interviews will be held on Thursday 25th or Friday 26th March 2021 via Zoom/Microsoft Teams