Government & Defence

Human Resources / HR

Not Specified

Senior Learning and Development Consultant



£(phone number removed) per day PAYE or £(Apply online only) per day Limited via Umbrella (Inside IR35)

Our client is looking for a highly experienced and qualified HR professional with particular expertise in learning and development.

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

The Council aspires to become a learning organisation and to be far more pioneering and agile than now – we want innovation and learning to take centre stage.

Underpinning our workforce strategy is the recognition that we need to significantly enhance the approach to learning, focusing on building capabilities across the organisation that will allow us progress our strategic agenda.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Learning & Development consultant on an interim basis, for an initial period of 3 months, to help us strengthen the Business Partnering capability across the organisation. This person will help us to define our organisation’s Business Partnering capability framework, relevant across different professional areas (e.g. HR, finance, Technology, Procurement…); support the establishment of a community of practice to enable sharing of learning and experiences; design a development plan to support the different roles that need to demonstrate “partnering” capabilities.

This role will be required to work across the organisation, build strong (and quick) rapport with senior leaders, and identify the critical conditions required in our organisational context for this initiative to succeed.

This role also works collaboratively across our function, Organisational Development and People & Service Transformation, maximising the contribution, value and credibility this practice makes throughout the organisation, both through own efforts and by supporting the activities of other teams.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

With demonstrable experience in designing capability models across different professional groups, you will ideally have worked for a Local Authority (or public sector organisation) or can demonstrate a good understanding of local government organisations and context.

Alongside this you will have experience in researching across different teams and presenting complex information in a simple, straightforward way, enabling our senior leaders to make decisions. With sound knowledge of how to design and implement capability models (including skills, behaviours and mindsets), you will need to demonstrate evidence of supporting the development of capabilities across distributed teams in complex organisations (so not just for a single team or service).

We will expect you to have experience working with external professional bodies and professional frameworks (for example HR, Technology, Finance). And it will be highly advantageous if you can evidence experience in successfully enabling the upskilling of business partners in an organisation.

Please only apply if you have the necessary skills, experience and expertise. The first part of our recruitment process is to send your CV. Colbern Limited along with our clients are an equal opportunities employer

Employment Type Contract

Advertiser Type Agency