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Learning & Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,520 – £27,662
  • Home based
  • Closing 3rd August 2021

  • Advertised from 16th July 2021
  • Initially fixed term appointment to 31st March 2022
  • Pension, expenses, 25 days annual leave and 12 days public holidays per year


We seek a Learning and Development Officer to support staff to work in an agile and creative way across projects and to enhance our flexible provision of support and accessible learning programmes to disabled people, carers, and practitioners. This is an exciting new role with Lead Scotland helping us to move confidently towards an enhanced national offer for disabled people and carers in Scotland.

The successful applicants will be committed to:

1) Being an active part of the Lead Scotland team as we develop new, exciting, learning opportunities and participation options.

2) Engaging with practitioners to overcome barriers to disabled people engaging in online services.

3) Engaging and supporting disabled people and carers to overcome barriers to transition into their chosen progression routes and positive destinations.

You will be responsible for

1) Supporting local and national staff by responding flexibly to learner need throughout our areas of operation.

2) Driving engagement of participants, support learner progression, and assisting with the growth of our digital learning channels.

Experience of developing and delivering online learning would be an advantage, as would a track record of agile, responsive working with a range of audience sizes.

This post will suit those who are passionate about the transformative power of adult learning and the creative ways this can be achieved in the 21st century.

You must be enthusiastic with good organisational skills and ideally have previous experience of rapid engagement with project delivery.

This post is home-based anywhere in Scotland and involves regulated work for which a satisfactory PVG will be required. Lead Scotland has a Recruiting People with Convictions Policy.

Lead has Disability Confident status, and we encourage applications from disabled people. All disabled people meeting the minimum requirements will get a guaranteed interview. Information about our commitment to recruit disabled people is available on our website. If you would like to be considered under this scheme, please indicate this on your covering letter. This will in no way disadvantage you in the recruitment process. All job application information can be made in alternative formats on request including braille, large print and audio and people can make applications in alternative formats. Recruitment paperwork is kept for 6 months before it is destroyed. Please complete our anonymousequal opportunities formto help us ensure we are attracting a broad range of candidates.

Application notes

Application by CV and covering letter showing how you meet the criteria for the role to Job description and essential additional information available at To discuss the role please contact Sarah Burton at

Closing Date: 5pm Tuesday 3rd August 2021.

Interviews: Thursday 12th August 2021, online.

Lead Scotland is a charity which enables disabled adults and carers to access inclusive learning opportunities. Charity no. SC003949.