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Learning & Development Assistant

MK41 7BJ, Bedford
£24,500 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Learning and Development Assistant  

Bedford (Hybrid) 

£24,500 per annum  

Full Time (37 hours per week)  

12-month Fixed Term contract 


Our client is seeking a strong administrator, able to manage and organise their own workload, to join their busy People & Culture team as Learning and Development Assistant.   

Reporting to the Learning and Development Advisor, this role provides administrative support for Learning and Development activities such as planning, booking and recording compliance and other training as well as maintaining accurate records of completed activity and future requirements.  


Your responsibilities will include:  

  • Managing the administration of the entire life cycle of people development initiatives and events, including liaising with suppliers, issuing joining instructions and recording attendance.  

  • Providing support to people and culture initiatives as requested, for example appraisal process; talent acquisition, development and retention; workforce plans; core induction and succession planning   

  • Mandatory learning including planning and arranging events, recording attendance and maintaining accurate and up-to-date records.  

  • As the first point of contact for L&D queries proactively manage the dedicated inbox, answering queries and dealing with requests. Only passing onto the team those issues you are unable to resolve.    

  • Ensuring people & culture systems and processes are communicated to relevant parties and are simple to follow. Proactively provide support as required.   

  • Keeping L&D systems and files up-to-date and upskill those people identified as needing support.   

  • General administration including raising purchase orders, managing payments, taking minutes and running and analysing a variety of reports.  

  • Meeting providers on site when training is taking place to ensure rooms and resources are ready. 


They’d love to meet someone who has:    

  • Demonstrable experience of organising and providing administrative support to a busy team, with experience including general administration plus administration linked to people development, workforce planning and talent management and appraisals.  

  • Experience of L&D or HR administration.  

  • Demonstrable experience of managing and organising your own workload and taking accountability and responsibility for your outputs. Producing work to a high standard of professionalism.   

  • The ability to implement continuous improvements to processes and systems.   

  • High degree of IT literacy including Word, Excel and Outlook.   

  • Strong communication and excellent verbal/ written communications skills.   

  • Good working knowledge and understanding of GDPR.   


Amongst what they offer you is:    

  • A competitive salary of up to £24,500 per annum  

  • 28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays (rising to 33 days plus bank holidays with length of service)  

  • A generous contributory pension scheme   

  • Enhanced family leave     

  • Private health care   

  • Free life assurance   

  • Access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym   

  • Opportunities for learning and development   

  • Discounted gym membership   

  • Retail discount scheme   

  • Hybrid Working  


They recognise the benefits of a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.     


Please note the successful candidate will need to complete a basic DBS application.    


Closing date: 25th April 2024 

Interviews will be arranged as soon as possible. 


They reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that they have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis they would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.    


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