People Development Officer

This is a key role focusing on skills development within YMCA Humber, working alongside staff, volunteers, and residents.
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Contract - Full time
Salary - £24,000 - £28,000 depending on experience

This is an exciting new role focusing on skills development of staff, volunteers, and residents at YMCA Humber. 

The main responsibility of this role includes:

Recruitment of staff and volunteers

  • Coordinate all our staff and volunteer recruitment activity in line with safer recruitment practices
  • Provide support to recruiting managers and applicants to ensure a smooth, well communicated process and that we recruit the right person for the right role at the right time
  • Lead the development, delivery, and regular review of our induction process, ensuring it is fit for purpose
  • Support the conclusion of the employment / volunteering journey with appropriate exit processes and identification of improvement areas.

Leading the delivery of a diverse training programme for staff, volunteers, and residents

  • Identify learning and development requirements
  • Leading the design and delivery of diverse training programmes
  • Design course evaluations and provide evaluation reporting, promoting organisational understanding of the impact of learning interventions and programmes
  • Research, source and engage external training providers to support identified development requirements.

People systems and policies

  • Provide support to managers across the whole spectrum of people related casework, including attendance management, discipline, grievance, etc.
  • Ensure all people policies comply with legislation, are up to date and accessible to all
  • Produce timely data, to support our reporting to the board and to support the identifying areas for improvement
  • Oversight of our people system (currently Breathe HR), ensuring accuracy of data and timely reporting.

Developing staff engagement initiative

  • Manage the annual staff engagement survey and implementation of agreed actions
  • Support the development and implementation of improvement items identified at the staff forum
  • Identify engagement and well-being best practice and determine how these can be developed within YMCA Humber.

Experience required:

  • Facilitating, designing, and delivering training
  • Seeking out information and researching options
  • Writing HR, recruitment, and learning and development policies and procedures
  • Managing people and training systems and platforms for accessing inputting and compiling data
  • Using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and the use of remote meeting tools.

Skills required:

  • A proactive problem solver
  • Driven self-starter, comfortable with working alone and as a proactive team member
  • Effective communicator, influencer, and relationship builder, with strong written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage own diary
  • A demonstrable commitment to equality, inclusion, and diversity.

Please send your CV and a supporting statement to Please note an enhanced DBS is required for this role.

Closing date: Monday 22nd May.