We are an award winning Council having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016, and recently being one of the few organisations in the country to be awarded and retain Investors in People Platinum status. Now is an exciting time to join the organisation as we embark on progressing to the next level of our ambitious adventures, helping shape the workforce development plan for the next five years.
As part of our commitment towards our ambitions, we have recently restructured our senior management team, and subsequently the HR team, creating both two new HR Business Partners and this role of Learning & Development Advisor. So, it’s an exciting time for us as a Council right now, and it’s a great time to be joining us.
Over the last year there been a significant number of changes, we appointed a new HR Manager in April 2019 and through this new structure we have created these three new posts. You will be warmly welcomed to the team, who we are highly experienced and have an extraordinary level of loyalty and commitment, working with you to help drive the service forward. Our team have a growth mindset, and have a strong team focused work ethic. We work together and take great pride in what we do. Never afraid to think differently, and to develop new and bold ways to provide our work, we also provide healthy challenge and encourage each other in order to achieve the best outcomes. So if these are all qualities that you see in yourself, to coach and mentor and lead by example, then we want you!
As the Learning & Organisational Development Advisor you will be directly involved in the annual planning and delivery of learning, organisational development and staff engagement across the Council, as well as taking a hands on role, coordinating some operational aspects of the training.
You will develop our e-learning approach to enhance and support a blended learning and digital offering. You will combine your understanding of the technical specialisms around digital learning with an ability to translate these into short to medium term programmes across the Council. This will include advising managers about the best digital approaches to take, and driving culture change without excluding any of the council's diverse workforce. You will promote innovation in the council's learning management system and e-learning platform, by developing and delivering new initiatives and online materials, and providing first class evaluation and analysis of data to support this.
You will also be providing leadership, coaching and professional development. The team and your peers will look to you for inspiration and as a role model to help deliver high quality work.
Our new structure is designed on the basis of providing opportunity and development from a graduate trainee through to the HR Manager. As the lead for Learning and Development, the technical knowledge for the role is assumed, as is your experience operating at a higher level. But we are looking for people with the right approach, attitude and passion for the role, with a strong team focused work ethic. By joining the team you will actively seek to add value, and in return, you will be given every opportunity to develop and progress your career.
Interested… what’s next?
If you are ready for a new challenge, and after reading the above would like to be part of the team in the Learning & Organisational Development Advisor role, then we would welcome your application.
Feel free to contact us to have a chat about the role, and find out more about who we are and the work we’ve been doing over the last year. E-mail: Graeme Taylor (HR Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: You will be based at our main offices at Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN131HG, a short ten minute walk from Sevenoaks train station; alternatively you could drive and park in our free staff car park. You will be expected to travel between Argyle Road and our other site in Sundridge to visit the teams for on the job training as required.
When: We’ll be holding interviews on Wednesday 18 December and looking for someone to start soon after.
Please note: Our vacancies may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applicants are received. Please ensure that you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your supporting statement should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria.