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Learning & Development Specialist

  • Use your L&D expertise to support one of Australia’s most respected national charities
  • Attractive remuneration with salary benefits available 
  • Permanent Part-time 22.5 hours per week, based in Surry Hills amongst cafés, restaurants and bars.

About Redkite:

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it affects the whole family. In the daunting and unpredictable experience that follows diagnosis, a child needs as much stability and support from their family as possible. Redkite is a lifeline for families, providing real emotional, financial and practical support. Because holding it together when your child’s life is in question can feel impossible.
We are a charity that makes a real tangible difference, join us and you can too!

About the role:

The Learning and Development Specialist will work closely with Redkite leaders, to identify learning & development opportunities applicable to individuals and teams, driving personal professional development and capability growth within Redkite.

The role is responsible for supporting managers to identify their team members’ professional development requirements, supporting managers to implement that development and report on organisational capability growth. This encompasses responsibly for an organisation wide learning and development calendar, sourcing innovative cost-effective learning & development opportunities, overseeing new hire induction to ensure timely learning, identifying leadership development opportunities under a coordinated leadership development program and conducting small group facilitation.


  • Develop and implement training programs that align with Redkite's goals and objectives
  • Collaborate with senior managers to identify training needs for their team members and create effective learning solutions
  • Design and develop training materials, including presentations, handouts, and e-learning modules
  • Manage the new hire learning journey for first 6 months, refining e-learning suite for effectiveness and ease
  • Deliver training sessions to employees (or source third party delivery) and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs
  • Monitor and evaluate the success of training programs and make recommendations for improvement
  • Develop relationships with key suppliers and partners and source pro-bono training opportunities
  • Be the performance management system champion, supporting leaders to identify OKRs and continuously coach and support team members for performance
  • Engage Redkiters with learning and development offerings through newsletters and various information channels
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in learning and development

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Organisational Psychology or a training related field
  • 3+ years of experience in learning and development 
  • Strong knowledge of adult learning principles and instructional design
  • Experience with e-learning development tools and learning management systems
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong systems skills
  • Experience in, or desire to grow capability in performance management, specifically OKRs and supporting leaders to coach for performance

Why join us?

For 40 years we have had a single purpose: to be a lifeline for families facing their child’s cancer. When you work for Redkite, you are part of a highly skilled, driven and experienced team who are determined to make sure that no matter where a family lives in Australia, they can receive Redkite support. We also offer the following staff benefits:

  • Salary Packaging to reduce your taxable income and increase your take-home pay
  • Employee Assistance Program offering confidential counselling and other resources to support your mental wellbeing
  • Leave benefits including additional 3 days annual leave and Redkite Wellbeing Days
  • Regular opportunities to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Access to discounts and special offers on a range of goods and services

To apply:

If you’re keen to join a compassionate and collaborative team making a real difference, apply now providing your CV. And please do also include a cover letter telling us why you’d make a great fit, we do look for an insight into your interest in the role and Redkite by reviewing your cover letter.

We will be checking and progressing applications as they come in, so don’t delay!

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are warmly encouraged to apply.

Redkite is committed to child safety. We follow clear and transparent recruitment practices which include references, interviews, psychometric testing and Working with Children & National Police Checks relevant to the state in which staff will be employed. At every stage of the recruitment process we undertake thorough screening to ensure that anyone that joins the team aligns with our values and our commitment to child safety.

Redkite acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Redkite is committed to ongoing learning about the individual needs of our families. We strive to create a respectful and inclusive space for people of all cultures and identities.

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