Learning & Organisational Development Officer


Learning & Organisational Development Officer

South West Councils
  • Full Time
  • Salary: Up to £24,491
  • Closing date: Monday January 25th, 2021 12:00pm
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Learning & Organisational Development Officer

Up to £24,491

37 hours per week

This is the role for you if you are a self-starter who enjoys working both independently and as part of a team and has a background in training and/or assessment. It is an exciting opportunity if you want to be involved at an early stage in shaping and growing Apprenticeship End Point Assessment as well as contributing more generally to the activity of SW Councils in supporting development activity.

What will you do?

  • Manage apprentices throughout their EPA period
  • Provide support and guidance to training providers and employers
  • Develop the skills and understanding of our assessors
  • Contribute towards the design of assessment tools and materials
  • Contribute to the delivery of a range of learning and development programmes outside of EPA
  • Participate in the evaluation and ongoing improvement of our EPA and learning and development provision

What skills do you need?

You will possess strong communication skills, be able to network with key customers including senior managers and work as an effective team member. You will be good at spotting opportunities to promote services, training and facilitation.

You will have the ability to work independently and as part of a small team, so flexibility is important.

About South West Councils

SW Councils is a regional public sector membership organisation. We bring together local authorities, police, fire & rescue services, parish and town councils and other associate organisations.

We offer a wide range of learning and developmental activities to support our member organisations and partners in developing a highly skilled and motivated workforce. As an approved End-Point Assessment Organisation we deliver assessment on a range of Standards for employers nationally.

The small team of 20 also support information and best practice sharing as well as supporting organisations with all aspects of their employer role.

Who can Apply?

South West Councils is an Equal Opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on grounds of disability, race, religion or belief, gender, age or sexual orientation.

Applications from people wishing to work part time or job share are welcome. During the pandemic the majority of staff have been working from home, this will continue until our office building in Taunton, Somerset is risk assessed as safe for more staff to return. We are however prepared to consider candidates who wish to work virtually from a base elsewhere in the South West on a permanent basis, there would remain an expectation of occasional visits to the office or other venues (predominantly across the South West). We are also prepared to consider candidates who wish to work their hours in a more flexible way across the week rather than being restricted to ‘normal business hours’.

 What are the additional Benefits?

  • Access to the Local government pension scheme
  • Flexible working including a flexi-time scheme
  • Opportunities for professional development

For an informal conversation about the role and potential working arrangements, please call Fay Edwards on 07786 397169. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

Further details and application forms are available on our website.  Alternatively e-mail jobs@swcouncils.gov.uk

All applications must be made using the official application form; CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 25 January 2021