Talent Development Specialist

Hope for Justice Flexible United Kingdom Operations

Company Description

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Around the world, we are growing a movement of abolitionists who believe freedom is worth the fight. Our team works from more than 30 locations across five continents. If you’re looking to make a difference, this is the place for the you.

Hope for Justice is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you feel that your skills and experience fit one of our roles then we would welcome your application regardless of your background.


There are over 40 million people living in slavery in the world today.

You can help change that.

Last year we launched our 10x strategy with the aim of delivering ten times the impact in our fight against modern slavery and human trafficking around the world.

We believe our people are the key to achieving that and the newly-created Talent Development Specialist role will be pivotal in empowering our talented and passionate employees around the world.

As Talent Development Specialist you will be instrumental in identifying the learning and development needs of our global workforce at all levels. You will bring your skills and experience as an L&D professional to develop our employee talent strategy, ensuring that everyone at Hope for Justice is prepared for their role, from onboarding to leadership development.

To be successful, you’ll need experience of developing and delivering innovative internal learning and talent development strategy whilst being able to translate this into successful operational delivery. You will have experience of working across a global organisation, with a proven track record of leading Talent Development and/or Learning and Development initiatives or functions. With this being a new role, you will need to have innovation and creativity whilst being able to lead others through change to bring them along with the new vision and strategy.

We believe we can end modern slavery in our lifetime.

Will you join us?

For more information, please download the Role profile at the bottom of the advert.


  • Serve as an global thought leader to share best practices in organisational learning and talent development
  • Lead an organisational needs analysis to define the strengths and gaps in employee development
  • Identify an employee talent development strategy that aligns with and drives organisational goals around employee knowledge, skills and capabilities
  • Consult with multiple levels of internal stakeholders e.g. Executive team, Heads of departments, HR colleagues and functional managers to identify functional learning needs and recommend and drive forward appropriate learning and development solutions to meet those needs
  • Design and implement a multi-level leadership development strategy that grows internal capability
  • Contribute to key HR initiatives including onboarding, well-being, succession planning and D&I.
  • Support in identifying external vendors to deliver the talent development strategy, ensuring quality as well as value for money
  • Manage external vendors to assess and report on the impact of employee development initiatives
  • Understand and uphold the standards outlined in the Hope for Justice Safeguarding policies, acting with due care and attention to safeguard the wellbeing of anyone that comes into contact with our work and reporting concerns if they do arise.

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Benefits of working at Hope for Justice

Hope for Justice is committed to supporting our staff’s wellbeing and offers competitive salaries and a range of additional benefits to our staff. This includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme contributions, company sick pay, enhanced maternity and paternity pay and access to the Employee Assistance Programme for staff and their family. As well as operating both Flexible and Hybrid working policies for our UK employees.

Salary: Up to £40,000 per year, dependent on experience

Closing date: 10th July 2022 applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Location: Manchester, or open to remote working opportunities in the UK

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records checks, in line with our Global background checks policy. Hope for Justice participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme, as part of the referencing process we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.



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