People development partner

Location:Flexible: London office, Chesterfield office or homeworking
Hours: Full-time 35 hours per week
Salary: £38,158 per annum (London office-based), £34,290 per annum (rest of UK)
Benefits: Read more about the excellent benefits we offer
Contract type: Permanent
Travel: Some travel to the London and Chesterfield offices required
Closing date: 23:59, Monday 23 May 2022

Download the job description and person specification for the People development partner role (PDF, 178 KB).

Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.  We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.


In this role, you’ll inspire our staff and volunteers to do their best, through the development and delivery of a range of learning and development initiatives to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to make a difference to the lives of people with arthritis. 

We’re looking for a Learning and Development (L&D) practitioner, with skills and experience in leading organisational and cultural change, understanding of Learner Management Systems and a track record of delivering engaging, memorable and effective learning solutions. The successful candidate will join our Organisational Development Team which sits within the People and Organisational Directorate (POD).

About the role

The People Development Partner will work in collaboration with stakeholders across the organisation to develop a high performing organisation and teams, maximise workforce talent and shape the charity’s future.  You will work closely with our People Business Partners and other key stakeholders to develop a cohesive approach to learning and wider organisational development using metrics to measure success and to provide continuous improvement to our offer. 

This role will require high levels of collaboration and co-production across Versus Arthritis and include some development and delivery of virtual as well as face-to-face training and content creation. 

The People Development Partner will support the development of an inclusive L&D offer which is integrated across staff and volunteers, creating a sense of community across the two audiences, underpinned by co-creation and representation of existing and under-represented audiences, so everyone feels Versus Arthritis is for them.

Key requirements

  • A proven track record in the design and delivery of a blended L&D service offering with learning outcomes with a tangible business impact.
  • Demonstrable experience in creating learning content, including eLearning, delivering training interventions and evaluating impact.
  • Strong advising and coaching skills enabling managers to develop their knowledge, confidence and capability in managing people to get the best out of their teams whilst ensuring a balanced approach to risk and reputation.
  • Practical experience of Learning Management Systems.
  • Evidence of excellent stakeholder and relationship management.

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a concise, up-to-date CV
  2. along with a completed supporting statement (Word, 40.04 KB) demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification for the People development partner role (PDF, 178 KB).
  3. please include where you’ve seen this role advertised.

Email your completed application by 23:59, Monday 23 May 2022 to

We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close applications ahead of this date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not wish to receive contact from agencies or media sales.


Monday 6 June 2022, via Microsoft Teams

About us

There are 20.3 million people living with arthritis and MSK conditions in the UK. That’s one in three people, many who live in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about working for us.

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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156.