Training and development

We are committed to supporting our staff to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to carry out their role and deliver on our strategic priorities.

We have a comprehensive programme of mandatory training for new starters, which provides an introduction to the people, culture and practice at Versus Arthritis. This includes Data Protection, Diversity & Inclusion, Anti-racism, Safeguarding Children & Adults, Cyber Security, Disability Awareness and Whistleblowing, plus additional training for people managers. We also offer ICT skills training for new starters, as well as support throughout the year, including OneNote, Office 365, and Microsoft Teams.

Throughout the year we offer training in specialist organisational areas such as Creative and Brand, Procurement, Risk Management, learning more about arthritis, and wellbeing. Staff are also able to access a wide range of eLearning opportunities to work through at their own pace through our Learning Management System.

Formal training courses are, of course, just one aspect of an employee’s development. Through Annual Performance Reviews, personal development plans and 1-1s, other opportunities for development can be explored including coaching, mentoring, shadowing, attending external networks and conferences, and taking part in development projects.