Learning & Development Officer

Liberty HR Recruitment
Eastleigh, UK
13 Sep 2019
17 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A small not-for-profit organisation in Hampshire needs a part-time Learning and Development (L&D) Officer to strengthen their team and are seeking someone with a passion for L&D and who feels comfortable working as part of a flexible team.

In return they are offering the opportunity to work in an interesting sector on a part-time basis in a flexible, friendly and supportive team. You will be able to organise your workload around your other commitments. The salary for this role will be £23-£25k (pro rata) for 15 hours per week. The hours will be worked on an annualised hours basis (as they offer very few courses in August and December). You will be based in Eastleigh and provide training in Hampshire (sometimes Berkshire) so the ability to drive and have access to a car is a requirement of this role. Reimbursement will be at HMRC rates for travel. You will also have the ability to work from home. There will be occasional evening and weekend training.

The successful applicant will help in identifying training and development needs, and planning, organising and delivering/overseeing appropriate training. They will work with colleagues to identify opportunities for new courses, and with other key stakeholders to look at development across the sector and participation in projects.

The demands of the role mean's that the candidate will have a thorough understanding of adult learning and development, with a good understanding of different learning styles and at least 2 years experience of designing and delivering a range of content for adult learners. An adult learning qualification (or equivalent qualification such as CIPD with a training elective) or equivalent experience is essential for this post. The presence and experience to be able to manage a diverse range of participants will also be required. Knowledge of the Town and Parish Council sector is desirable, however not essential as training can be given.

This role is a mix of course delivery, content design and development, running strategy days and networking events and managing trainers, some of whom are freelance.

Role specific competencies will include the following;

* Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

* First class presentation and group management skills.

* Ability to relate to people at all levels to form effective working relationships and build rapport.

* Ability to encourage and motivate people.

* Ability to work collaboratively to make decisions and reach an optimal conclusion but can also work independently with minimal supervision.

* Ability to understand and work within tight budget constraints.

* Ability to work flexibly.

Role skills, qualifications and experience (Job requirements and professional qualifications essential to complete the role):

* Degree level and/or professional qualification and/or relevant experience.

* Minimum of 2 years' experience of designing and delivering interventions in an adult learning and development role.

* Recognised adult training qualification at minimum of level 5 or equivalent (e.g. CIPD qualification with Training module).

* Able to demonstrate a commercial approach, with an understanding of the constraints of a not for profit organisation.

* Demonstrable experience of managing a diverse range of learners with the ability to manage groups effectively.

* Competent in using IT systems (including word processing and spreadsheets) with good general IT awareness, including using the Internet, websites and social media.

* Able and willing to work evenings (regularly) and weekends (occasionally) as required.

* Able and willing to drive to various locations across Hampshire and occasionally Berkshire to deliver training.

* To have an understanding of the sector and be willing to undertake sector specific training such as Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) within 18 months of starting

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