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Learning & Development Lead

Posted 25 May by Essex County Council Ended

Learning and Development Lead
Chelmsford, Essex plus travel countywide
Up to £57k per annum
Permanent Contract
Full time - 37 hours per week

We are looking for HR and OD professionals who are at the top of their game and who are passionate about developing modern, business focussed solutions, and who are not afraid to challenge and try something new. The challenge we have at Essex County Council is massive, the opportunity is even bigger. This is your chance to bring new and modern ways of doing things to one of the biggest county councils in the country, where you will be encouraged to share your ideas, experience and be at the heart of creating and delivering best fit solutions.

If the idea of being part of a team who is making a real difference to public service, and to the lives of the residents of Essex, appeals to you - then this is the place for you. You may currently be working outside of local government or even in the private sector but looking to showcase your skills on a larger stage and focussed on business performance which has a real impact on people's lives.

The opportunity
As part of our exciting new ODP function, you will play a vital role in supporting the Council to create an enabling environment for continuous learning. One where learning from experience and others becomes embedded in the day-to-day work, and where the transfer of learning and knowledge happens right across the organisation. We want to change the way we approach Learning and Development in the organisation, putting the learner experience at the centre of what we do; creating relevant, impactful learning solutions that address critical capabilities council-wide. You will need to work very closely and collaborate with different teams, within ODP and the wider organisation, to co-design innovative and cost-effective learning programmes. We will expect you to provide robust impact evaluation of the different solutions, guiding the Council to focus its resources in what works and has an impact on improving the organisation's performance.

About you
Educated to degree level or equivalent and ideally CIPD qualified, you have strong knowledge of instructional theories (think adult learning, on the job learning, experiential learning, informal learning and principles in virtual and classroom instruction). Proven experience in the use of social learning, content curation and improvement of learner engagement and experience in complex organisations is also important. You will have experience in improving the sharing and transfer of learning across teams in organisations, probably through the implementation and/or improvement of organisational wide learning technologies and knowledge management frameworks or processes. Working collaboratively is second nature to you, as well as a preference for co-designing learning solutions. A confident designer and facilitator of workshops, events or development interventions, you have a talent for creating engaging content, strong problem solving and analytical skills, plus an innate ability to think strategically.

About us
At Essex County Council we have a vision to be a county where innovation brings prosperity and we are dedicated to improving the lives of our residents. With a total workforce of around 7,500, Essex County Council is one of the largest county councils in the country and we truly believe our greatest asset is our people. They are fundamentally key to our current and future success.


We offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. It's important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we offer flexible working solutions. Our package also includes a great central location, which is easily accessible to all road and rail links, a clear career path, which will encourage gifted, committed individuals to grow with the opportunity for progression and promotion, a local government pension scheme, annual leave of up to 29 days per year, discounted shopping and much more. For further information please follow the link:
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Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Required skills

  • HR

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