The WSAVA aims to advance the health and welfare of companion animals and to advocate on behalf of companion animal veterinarians and the wider veterinary team globally. It does this through:
- Setting veterinary standards for companion animal veterinary practice.
- Personal and professional development for the companion animal veterinary team.
- Campaigning for change on key issues that affect the companion animal veterinary community.
- Strengthening and supporting the WSAVA community.
Creating engaging, accessible, and globally relevant continuing education (CE) is one of the WSAVA’s most important activities. It enables us to support our members; to raise standards of care and to advance companion animal veterinary practice globally. In addition to our flagship annual in-person WSAVA World Congress, we offer CE in a range of formats, including online courses, lectures and webinars through our e-learning platform, the WSAVA Academy, and a more recent focus on regional in-person events. We also offer a range of highly-respected clinical educational resources, including WSAVA Global Guidelines, which are available for free download from our website.
About the Role
The newly created role of Chief Learning and Development Officer (CLDO) is a unique and exciting opportunity to influence the future of companion animal veterinary practice globally through the delivery of a new learning and development (L&D) strategy for the WSAVA. This strategy will build on the association’s existing CE activities, ensuring that we continue to meet the evolving needs of our members by offering them cutting-edge CE in formats that are inviting, relevant and accessible, wherever in the world they are in practice.
Among other responsibilities, the selected applicant will:
· Lead the design and delivery of the L&D strategy and the surrounding digital infrastructure in accordance with modern, evidence-based L&D practices
· Own the planning cycle for all WSAVA L&D initiatives and budgets
· Oversee the delivery of the L&D aspects of WSAVA World Congress.
What we are looking for
We expect the successful applicant to have a clinical qualification from, or transferable to, the veterinary profession, as well as either a qualification in L&D or significant experience in this field. The ability to speak and write in English to a mother tongue is essential. Experience in developing budgets, in using learning management systems and strong interpersonal skills are also required.
Please Note: WSAVA is a global association with no fixed offices. We welcome applications from those wishing to work from home in all regions of the world.
***Please apply your resume in English***