L&D Consultant: Leadership & Management (Dorchester)

Salary details: £29174 - £33486

Dorset Council
Occupational group
HR & Organisational Development
Salary details
£29,174 to £33,486
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Tina McPolin
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 224334
Closing Date
26 April 2022 11:00 PM
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L&D Consultant: Leadership & Management

We have two positions available: 30 - 37 hours per week on a 2-year, fixed term position.

Dorset Council Grade 10 - £29,174 – £33,486 (FTE)

The base location for this position will be Dorchester, however, we are working in a hybrid way, with a mixture of face to face and virtual working.

These new roles within our team will be influential in developing and delivering our approach to the leadership and management development offer for Dorset Council. You’ll be making a difference by delivering a successful and innovative approach to our managers, shaping a forward-thinking offer to meet the needs of our organisation.

You’ll be joining our OD service as part of our Learning & Development team. As part of our service with our colleagues in the OD and Wellbeing teams, we work together and with our people to improve the organisation’s health and effectiveness in a sustainable way. By utilising the knowledge, skills and experience from across our service, you’ll be supporting our aim of making Dorset Council a great place to work.

What you will be doing

These roles will be influential in designing and delivering a new leadership and management development programme in a modern and forward-thinking way, focusing on our new and existing managers to grow their skills, competence and confidence in people management and leadership. Whether working with managers, teams and stakeholders to identify learning needs and design and deliver innovative and timely learning and development solutions or supporting with key projects across the OD service, the L&D Consultants contribute to our council’s aim to become an employer of choice. 

About you

To be our ideal candidate, you will have experience of designing and delivering successful and innovative L&D solutions to meet customer need. You will be able to demonstrate experience of evaluating and measuring the impact of different learning and development solutions, ensuring a strong return on investment whilst also drawing on lessons learned and best practice models to inform future change.
You will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal, collaboration, communication and organisation skills that enable you to work with and present to colleagues of all levels across our organisation and build effective relationships. Our drive to develop our culture means we are looking for someone to join us who enjoys working with others, collaborating well and delivering effectively at pace.

Additional information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tina McPolin, L&D Lead, on tina.mcpolin@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk or 01305 224334.

Closing date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Dorset Council: A great place to work
We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.
At Dorset Council we:
• provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
• have ambitious aspirations
• are excited about our future
• care about Dorset and all the people who live here
• know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:
• have access to a range of employee benefits
• be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
• have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression
We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.
We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.
We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

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