HR Officer (Generalist & Learning & Development (L&D))

Closing date: Tuesday 28 September 2021 at 9am

Salary: £28,500 + £3,500 Location Allowance (LA) per year (rising to £30,000 + LA in your first year with us)

Job type: Permanent

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

Location: HQ, London

Application closing date: Tuesday 28 September 2021 at 9am


This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

We have begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.

Do you have experience in Learning & Development? Want to work creatively and autonomously? Then join our professional HR team and lead on the implementation of our L&D programme.

Whilst the key focus is L&D, this role also gives exposure to generalist HR. You will have a track record in designing, implementing and evaluating L&D initiatives, along with generalist HR experience.  You are a strong communicator and presenter and enjoy collaboration with a variety of stakeholders. You have good time management and analytical skills and are up-to-date on L&D best practice and employment law.  If this is you, then we look forward to you joining our team.

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, offering hybrid working and providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

How to apply

Read the application pack and send a CV, with declaration form, supporting statement and diversity monitoring form. Return all documents to us at [email protected]

We ask that you submit your CV and supporting information as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications.

It is important that you submit all of the above documents with your CV, including the declaration form, supporting statement and diversity questionnaire. We will consider only those applications that include these completed documents.

Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted; however, we will, if required, provide feedback to those who have attended an interview.

Interviews will be held remotely during the pandemic.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our HR team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 592 1892.