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Senior Learning and Development Partner

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Organisation : Samaritans Foundation

Location : New South Wales (Newcastle)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Other

Salary Type : Annual Package

About the Role

About the position Samaritans is currently looking for an experienced Senior Learning and Development Partner to work from our office at Warabrook, Newcastle. This exciting new role will join our new Organisational Design and Development Team and play a key part in shaping our Learning and Development Framework. This position will: Work closely with the Organisational Design and Development Manager, contributing to the design and practical application of Samaritans’ Learning and Development function with links to:

  • Workforce Planning and Talent Management
  • Employee Engagement and Career Development

The primary area of responsibility is the development and implementation of Learning and Development programs, systems and processes that focus on developing and enhancing the capability and engagement of Samaritans staff. All about you We are looking for a vibrant and creative person who is passionate about applying their expertise in learning design and development in an organisation where the focus is our people. You will align with our mission, vision and values and be focused on building and strengthening internal relationships to provide key learning outcomes in pursuit of our organisational strategy. You will also

  • Possess creative ability matched with outstanding presentation and content development skills that engage all levels of learners
  • Exhibit well-developed interpersonal skills to positively influence and negotiate change, manage stakeholder relationships in a consultative and collaborative manner, and develop sustainable relationships at all levels across our diverse and wide service area
  • Have a proven ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a broader team
  • Embrace change and subscribe to the concept of continuous improvement
  • Be an excellent communicator who can engage with a wide range of audiences through any medium
  • Have excellent time management skills and demonstrate initiative as second nature

The Essentials

  • A track record of achievement as a Learning Design and Development or HR Business Partner with a best practice focus
  • Demonstrated acumen in the implementation and/or coordination of a Learning Management System and e-learning content
  • High level of planning, prioritising and organisational skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively with a range of stakeholders
  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources or equivalent
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment medical, National Criminal History Check, Working with Children Check, and hold a valid NSW Driver’s Licence

The Benefits Our teams are the heart of what we do at Samaritans. As a part of the Samaritans team, you have access to the following great benefits:

  • The opportunity to work within a new team and contribute to shaping Samaritan’s Learning and Development future
  • Not for Profit salary packaging options – opportunity to pay less tax
  • Access to Fitness Passport corporate gym membership
  • Career and development opportunities

If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you! We are excited about this new role and welcome any enquiries regarding the position. For a confidential discussion regarding this role please contact Brett McNally – Organisational Design and Development Manager or Brooke Holland – HR Coordinator on (02) 49 607100 or via email or You must have the right to live and work in Australia. No agencies or third-party applications please

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Samaritans Foundation

About us For over 30 years Samaritans has been providing unconditional support to many different groups of people. Samaritans core values of compassion, integrity and justice continue to be central to everything we do. Our services support a range of people, including those with a disability, young people, children, families, those escaping domestic violence, and those leaving prison, among others. Our vision is to build communities where there is care for the vulnerable and where each individual has the opportunity to contribute and participate fully in community life. Behind this vision is a united team made up of over 800 staff members and 400 volunteers who work together across the Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast, Mid-Western and Mid-North Coast regions of NSW.

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For details concerning this role, please contact

Brett McNally - Organisational Design and Development Manager or Brooke Holland – HR Coordinator

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Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Senior Learning and Development Partner via Pro Bono Australia.


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