Job description / Role
This position is a very senior leadership role, suitable for an individual with extensive experience (at least 15) in recruitment, HR project management or training.
You will quickly ensure you have an exceptional understanding of the Special Olympics business and the reliance between individual divisions and how they integrate.
Leading both the Volunteer Recruitment and Training teams, you will be responsible for:
• Managing a large team of staff and secondees
• Ensuring a consistent approach to external partners (including FTSE100 and government entities), attending presentations and meetings where required, to secure volunteer support.
• Developing and ensuring adherence to recruitment and training planning milestones
• Designing and implementing recruitment and assessment strategy
• Ensuring volunteers from Partner entities are assigned and scheduled in line with agreements
• Implementing a training plan for the training of 10,000 individuals across multiple roles and divisions
• Working with online training supplier to design and create online training portal for volunteers
• Managing Volunteers.ae database, setting assessment criteria and distributing to Business Partner team
• Creating Training schedules and monitor, report and manage training attendance
• Overseeing Training logistics, including venue management, catering, documentation, equipment etc
• Overseeing engagement program and strategy
• Liaising with call centre to distribute call lists and follow up on training invitations
• Creating documents and reports for Senior Management and Directors, to update on volunteer recruitment numbers and status.
• Support the delivery of different components of the volunteer journey
• Fluent in Arabic and English
• At least 15 years experience in relevant roles
• A strong people Manager, with the ability to motivate and lead large, multicultural teams
• The ability to 'get things done'
• Experience dealing operating with senior executives/C Level
About the Company
The Special Olympics and the United Arab Emirates - established within three years of each other - were both founded on the premise that inclusive qualities such as tolerance, unity, and goodwill not only empower individuals to succeed, but yield productive communities that improve society as a whole.
In keeping with these national values, the UAE’s capital – Abu Dhabi – intends to stage the most unified World Games in the history of the Special Olympics.
With its diverse population and a tradition of warm hospitality, the people of Abu Dhabi demonstrate, every day, the spirit at the heart of the Special Olympics: We respect people from all walks of life and abilities, and our citizens and residents are generous with both their time and resources. We also have the ideal setting for the Special Olympics, a globally-central location, with modern facilities and infrastructure that will ensure the success of the games.