Deputy Head of Learning & Development / Commercial Training Manager


Working in over 40 countries, the Academy of a leading international NGO seeks a Deputy Head of Learning & Development / Commercial Training Manager.  As Deputy Head, and working closely with the Head of Learning & Development, this role is to ensure all IR staff globally have equitable access to the learning  they need to perform in their roles to the best of their ability. As Commercial Training Manager, s/he will promote IR Academy sustainability by promoting Learning and Development activities to external customers/organisations and building relationships which provide the Academy with steady income.  Leading on income-generating learning and development and consultancy interventions, the jobholder will work closely with the Academy’s Business Development department to address commercial opportunities and manage the delivery of the training required to fulfil contracts.

The successful candidate will have experience in the humanitarian sector and will be a credible manager and trainer able to deliver engaging and participative training to both small and large groups. The job holder will have designed and delivered courses in English and in Arabic and will preferably have done so overseas. The successful candidate will have experience of successfully developing and running learning interventions and sessions that are proven to be effective. The successful candidate will have an excellent level of computer literacy and excellent written and spoken English and Arabic and ideally also French.

*The vacancy is ongoing and will be closed when the suitable candidate has been found. Interviews will be done on an ongoing basis.

Please apply by downloading the application pack and forward the completed form to [email protected] on or before the closing date.

Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.

Please note, for UK based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.

Only applications from those who already have the right to live and work within the UK will be considered



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