L&D Consultant: Apprenticeships (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
Closing Date
26 April 2022 11:00 PM
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L&D Consultant: Apprenticeships

Fixed term for 2 years

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.

This new role will be influential in delivering our approach to the apprenticeship and work-based learning offer for Dorset Council. You’ll be making a difference by working as part of a successful and innovative new team, showing a forward-thinking approach with an apprenticeship offer to meet the needs of our organisation now and in the future.

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 

As part of our new Apprenticeship and work based learning team, this operational role will be focusing on growing our apprenticeship programme, supporting Work Experience Placements (including T-level placements), Internships, traineeships and the Graduate programme. You will be ensuring that we continue to drive up and monitor the quality of our provision whilst maximising the use of our apprenticeship levy funding.
Whether working with managers, teams and other stakeholders to identify work based learning needs and design, deliver and commission 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 knowledge and experience of how apprenticeships and work based learning can be utilised to meet customer needs. You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of evaluating return on investment analysis of apprenticeships and work based learning, whilst also drawing on lessons learned and best practice models to inform future change.

You will also be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, collaboration, communication and organisation skills that enable you to work with internal and external colleagues of all levels, including Trade Unions, Schools and a range of learning providers to build effective relationships. Our drive to develop our culture means we are looking for someone to join us who is passionate about learning and development, enjoys working with others, collaborates well and delivers 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.

The closing date for applications is 26th 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.

Dorset Council uses generic job descriptions and person specifications and therefore the job title in the attachments on the right may differ from the job title in the advert. Further specific information may be provided in a context statement where relevant.

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

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