We’re hiring a Learning & Development Coordinator

Learning & Development Coordinator

GCP is looking for a committed and motivated Learning & Development Coordinator to support and deliver GCP’s structured learning, training and apprenticeship programmes for members and volunteers of all ages.

Part time – 21 hours/week

Salary £27,300 (pro-rata) £16,380. 3% employer’s pension contribution

Based at the Grassmarket Centre, Edinburgh

Closing Noon Tue 19th March 2024

Interested in this exciting role?

Please see more information below and DOWNLOAD the ‘Learning & Development Coordinator Recruitment Pack’ for more details.

The Role

The Learning Coordinator works across all organisational departments to support and deliver the structured learning, training and apprenticeship programmes for members and volunteers of all ages. The role is responsible for supporting a balanced training programme, which offers opportunities for accredited employability outcomes and soft skills.

The Learning coordinator works with the Learning & Development manager and Social Enterprise team to guide clear pathways for learners, including referral routes internally and through to external positive outcomes and destinations. The role is responsible for supporting communications with training organisations to further expand learning opportunities. The Learning Coordinator will also support the Members service team in the engagement and support of Members through all aspects of the programme, and delivery of activities/sessions as appropriate.


Grassmarket Community Project takes an innovative approach to providing sanctuary and support to participants many of whom are amongst the most vulnerable of our citizens. Through mentoring, social enterprise and education in a nurturing environment, the project develops skills enabling participants to develop to their full potential and reconnect with themselves, others and the wider community.

  • Our vision is to create an environment where people can realise their full potential and re-connect with themselves, others and the wider community.
  • People feel valued and every person is given dignity.
  • People feel cared about and can move towards independent living without feeling abandoned or isolated.
  • People can be confident to trust and value their own decisions, overcoming a poverty of expectation and ultimately realising their own potential.
  • People can build a life which reduces dependence on others, gaining self-reliance.
  • There is a commitment to be involved with individuals, meeting and welcoming them within the local community.

Our project is based in the heart of the Old Town in Edinburgh, in the Grassmarket. We work with over 300 people a year and deliver on average 800 hours of support per month.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work with Members services team to deliver and support the learning & development routes for members & apprentices at GCP to develop their knowledge, skills and competence in a range of areas, sectors, skill sets and industries.
  • Work closely with social enterprise and social impact departments to ensure internal opportunities and development pathways are clearly defined and communicated to all parties
  • Support and communicate learning programmes delivered by GCP to Members, Volunteers and Staff alongside Learning & Development Manager
  • Co-deliver the GCP Learning Hub and associated activities on a day-to-day basis as part of the Members Programme.
  • Support regular one to one support meetings for members, apprentices and volunteers engaged in work placements in GCP social enterprises
  • Record information and data required to inform performance monitoring (as per GCP Impact Evaluation Framework and guidance) internally and externally to support service delivery, recording attendance, member details, monitoring and evaluation and knowledge transfer.
  • To support links and relationships with relevant external contacts and organisations; to build pathways to employment, positive destinations and further education opportunities.
  • Supporting the delivery of the Members Programme and Participate in Day-to-day operations; Co-Leading activities, delivering welcome meetings, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Alongside Members service team assess the competence of Members and volunteers against national occupational standards for accredited qualifications, such as SVQ.
  • To support learning and training activities to be person centred and specific to the individual’s needs.
  • Promote the active participation of Members and volunteers in the development, monitoring and review of services to ensure that there is continuous improvement in service delivery and that services delivered are responsive to Member needs.
  • Provide support to Members and volunteers to ensure their successful participation in learning programmes and to promote equality, diversity and anti-discriminatory practice in all activities
  • Ensure a consistently high quality of care and support in the organisation’s services
  • Accept responsibility for own professional development to remain current and informed about new developments affecting practice.
  • Participate the in development of overall Strategic plan.
  • Managing your time effectively and productively, including multi-tasking and efficient prioritisation.
  • Working flexibly on occasions, including weekend work and other events as required.
  • The above list of duties is not exhaustive. To carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by your Line Manager, SMT or CEO.


  • Passionate about a strengths-based approach supporting individuals to contribute
  • Compassionate and trauma-informed in their approach
  • Believes in setting of challenging but achievable goals for those they support
  • Demands high performance of self and colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Responsive to Members’ needs
  • Works collaboratively and builds relationships with Members to establish the key issues and anticipate requirements
  • Celebrates and promotes the service, the community and Members acting as an advocate for the Grassmarket Community Project

Application notes

Interested in this exciting role?

PLEASE DOWNLOAD the ‘Learning & Development Coordinator Recruitment Pack’ for more details.

Please email your CV (max of 4 pages) & covering letter (max 2 pages) to our Head of Members Services [email protected]

The covering letter must address the following questions:

  • Why are you applying for this position?
  • What skills, personal qualities, experience, knowledge and training will you bring to this post?

If you have any questions or worried about meeting certain criteria, email Perry to arrange a brief chat.

Closing Date: 19th March at 12 midday

Interviews are scheduled to take place at Grassmarket Community Project, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh w/c 25th March. Please let us know in your covering letter if there are any days that week you are unable to attend.

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