Learning and Development Advisor

We are excited to be recruiting for an experienced, hands-on, customer focused Learning and Development Advisor who will play a key role within HR team, supporting the workforce throughout their employment journey, embedding a learning culture and delivering the College’s CPD strategy and plan.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about supporting managers and employees to achieve their potential and support the College to achieve its strategic ambitions and join us on our journey to Outstanding.

Could this be you?

You will have:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with an ability to influence at all levels
  • Experience in training design and delivery - on an individual basis and in the classroom environment
  • A real passion and enthusiasm for delivering great customer service
  • An organised and structured approach with attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team to achieve high standards and results and support business change.
  • Excellent IT skills (MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iTrent, Internet, Outlook) and the ability to interrogate data to inform decisions.

Your role:

Co-ordinate the development and delivery of the College’s CPD plan, liaising with other delivery teams and external providers.

Deploy learning solutions that engage and enable colleagues to perform at their best, through face-to-face, digital and other methods. It is your responsibility for designing content internally as well as sourcing externally where required.

Manage the mandatory and e-learning provision and ensure the timely completion of mandatory learning across the organisation, reporting on compliance.

Oversee the Professional Development Review (PDR) scheme and provide monitoring data and analysis.

Manage the Learning and Development and Performance modules in iTrent and the internal processes for CPD and PDR.

Produce reports and provide statistical information and analysis for the department and internal stakeholders (for example on completion of PDRs).

Organise and deliver the College Welcome events and positively influence the Oldham College ‘journey to excellence’ culture and ethos amongst all of our colleagues by supporting new colleagues through onboarding.

Collaborate with HR, and other colleagues to design new interventions that develop and enhance our employee experience process including recruitment, on-boarding, induction and career progression processes and pathways and work alongside colleagues and line managers to work toward best practice.

Co-ordinate the annual employee engagement survey and subsequent action planning; organising focus groups and task and finish groups and helping our teams to live and breathe the College values and behaviours.

Follow the Training Cycle from identifying the need, through to evaluation to confirm that the content, delivery and embedding was successful, taking into consideration return on investment.

Analyse the long-term impact of CPD and engagement activity to ensure it supports the delivery and achievement of our strategy and aligns and reinforces our values and behaviours.

Support the HR Director in the development of a ‘future talent’ programme and other career development initiatives.

Joining our journey:

When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities:

  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon and The Grange Theatre both offering staff discounts

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer. Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear strategic plan of how we will do achieve this. We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities and new technology.

We want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best. But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet.

Oldham College has a great range of further education. It has one main campus in the centre of town, and has had £40m put into our redevelopment to make sure we are up to the highest of standards.

The College is in the top quartile for 16-18 programmes of study and English GCSE resits, and in apprenticeship provision, but is the second highest performing provider Greater Manchester. The quality of its higher education provision is better than many established universities.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.