Learning Consultant - Digital Learning Specialist
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 the Council. 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 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 apply instructional design theory and best practice to work with Stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in developing appropriate digital learning solutions, such as authoring e-learning. You will also support the Council and external customers on how to use our new LMS functionality in our drive to embed a self-serve approach to course bookings and evaluations.
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. I t is essential that you are a confident communicator who can 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. Experiencing in using e-learning authoring tools such as Articulate is essential.
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
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.