Do you have a talent for developing staff and promoting learning opportunities? Could you help us to deliver our culture change and modernisation programme? Do you enjoy communicating with a wide range of people? If so, we want to hear from you!
As a Training & Engagement Officer, you will have a key role in identifying, creating, and delivering or commissioning learning and development opportunities including H&S training for staff in City Clean & City Parks to improve the services, we deliver to residents and visitors to the City.
Interview date: 2nd October (to be confirmed)
There is more detail below and in the attached job description.
If you have any questions before applying, please email HR Business Partner, Tracey Gibson (email@example.com) in the first instance to arrange a day/time for an informal discussion.
About the role
This is a time of real change for City Environmental Management – a modernisation programme is underway, our renewed focus on learning and development will play a key role in making a real and sustainable difference to our organisation.
You will be responsible for providing expert advice on learning and development to all City Environmental Management teams. You should have demonstrable experience of designing and implementing learning and development strategies, action plans and staff communication and engagement activities.
You will have the skills and ability to work with a range of individual employees to understand their learning and training needs, identify learning styles and overcome any barriers to learning. You will be responsible for promoting diversity and creating opportunities for underrepresented groups.
You will use your communication and interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships with colleagues within City Environmental Management, across the wider organisation and with external stakeholders.
You will be accountable for monitoring, evaluating, and reviewing learning and development interventions to demonstrate the business and performance benefits.
You will use your knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation and best practice in learning and development to ensure action is targeted where it is most needed.
You will need a Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Learning and Development Practice (CLDP) or equivalent Level 3 NVQ or relevant experience in the field of learning and development.
This role will be mainly based in the office, even though some members of the team are mainly working from home. We can offer some flexible working arrangements to suit your circumstances on an ongoing basis, as well as safe office accommodation if needed.
We welcome full and part-time applications.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).