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Learning and Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,511
  • Glasgow - A mixture of home, office and remote working
  • Closing 16th August 2021

  • Advertised from 29th July 2021
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term contract for 3 years (extension will depend on funding)


GWT was established in 2007 as the Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice and became a registered Scottish Charitable Organisation in 2015. GWT’s vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve intergenerational practice.

By intergenerational work we mean projects, activities or events where people of different generations who might not otherwise meet each other do things together in positive and creative ways. Intergenerational work includes any activities which remove and break down barriers between the generations.

GWT provides a range of training opportunities, a library of resources, organise events, facilitate 18 local and three thematic networks across Scotland and deliver pilot projects. This support encourages the involvement of volunteers and grass roots projects as well as the more strategic levels of management and government. Importantly we connect individuals and organisations who work across different generations building trust and respect which creates long lasting friendships. Together through intergenerational work the different generations can share their skills and learn new ones identifying solutions on how to address local problems and challenges in their communities.

Overview of Post

The Officer is responsible for the development, facilitation and evaluation of GWT’s learning and development programme and for building professional intergenerational learning networks across Scotland. The postholder will be committed to developing new, exciting, learning opportunities and participation options including digital learning for a range of individuals working across the private, third and public sector.

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for:

  1. Developing, delivering and evaluating a range of training opportunities tailored to meet the needs of individuals, organisations and partnerships.
  2. Raising awareness of the benefits of intergenerational practice and supporting this work across Scotland.
  3. Driving engagement of participants and supporting learner progression through good communication, promotion and marketing.
  4. Leading the growth of GWT’s digital learning channels.

For further details about the post, please download the Job Description & person Specification below.

Application notes

Please download an application form, complete and return by Monday 16th August 2020 at 12 noon to

Please note, interviews will be held online on Tuesday 24th August 2020 (TBC). Candidates being invited for interview will be notified by the latest, Friday 20th August 2020. Those invited to interview will be asked to give a short presentation.

Please ensure under the section general comments that you describe your experience of designing, facilitating and evaluating learning programmes, intergenerational practice and of networks.

Please note this post will require a satisfactory Disclosure for the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG).

For further information on the post and project please contact Alison Clyde on 07769629988.

GWT is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC045851