Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend. Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London.
Working for Southend-on-Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment. As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, social services, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.
Your new role
An opportunity has arisen for experienced Learning Consultant to join the Learning & Development team on full time and permanent basis. This post is within an established team and the contract is offered on a hybrid working pattern which will be predominantly home working.
As a Learning Consultant, you will need to build and maintain long term collaborative and sustainable relationships with stakeholders within key corporate services such as ICT, finance, strategy, and governance. You will design, facilitate and deliver classroom based or virtual training sessions in conjunction with SMEs across the Council. You will lead on the implementation of key projects that deliver the SBC People Plan and support the Transforming together programme, providing an integrated approach across the service units relating to Learning and Development. You will provide mentoring expertise and advice to HR Consultants and Learning Development Advisors on design and development of learning solutions/interventions in response to business requirements.
You will lead on the Mentoring programme for SCC to include oversight of the network and embedding it across our leadership community and partner organisations. You will be required to undertake any other duties as may be required which are appropriate for grades of post, up to and including the grade of this post (This will include covering for other posts).
For an informal chat about the role and/or to request a copy of the full job description, please contact Uzo Nebechi on 01702352452.
What you'll need to succeed
Previous experience of working in a similar post in a busy HR team is essential to be successful in this role. You must have demonstrable experience in talent management and leadership development and proven experience of delivering training on relevant subjects. It is essential that you are a confident communicator who has the ability to articulate at a high level of oral and written English as you will be liaising with a variety of stakeholders across different levels within the council. You also need to have experience of using the Microsoft Office 365 suite of applications.
CIPD / L&D qualifications will be highly advantageous but not essential.
What you'll get in return
If you join the Council, you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes, 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea City Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.