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INTERNAL ONLY - HR Advisor – Workforce Development SGC1362/900/NSH

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/01/2019 23:59
£31,401.00-£34,106.00 (pro rata)
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HR/Recruitment/Training & Development
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Job details 

Closing date:
20 Jan

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

HR Advisor – Workforce Development
Secondment Opportunity: March 2019 – Dec 2020

An excellent development opportunity has arisen for an existing council employee to work in the HR Workforce Development team, supporting the current training programme and change project work.

This opportunity is available to staff on a Secondment basis, for approx. 21 months. This is open as Secondment, please ensure you have your manager’s approval before applying

Should you wish to express an interest in this role please complete the expression of interest form detailing how you meet the criteria for this position. This should be returned to Nick Thorne - Nick.Thorne@southglos.gov.uk by midnight on 20/01/2019.

Interviews are planned for 1/02/19.

Main Duties

The HR Advisor (Workforce Development) role is responsible for designing, delivering and evaluating a range of training and development programmes and learning-related solutions for council managers and staff to meet the needs identified in organisational and workforce plans.

They are part of the team responsible for delivering the council’s management development and personal effectiveness “offers”, recommending and assisting with developments in this area as appropriate.

The postholder will provide learning and development-related consultation and coaching/reflective practice to support a number of current council change projects and initiatives. In order to help embed new ways of working and changes in organisational / service cultures, they will need excellent group facilitation skills and the ability to deliver information and structured learning experiences to diverse groups of managers and employees.

The role supports change and improvement programmes in specialist service areas and council-wide initiatives, as part of the wider enabling support to ensure projects are completed on time, to budget and to required standards, and in line with council initiatives and government agendas. A key part of the role is to support the development of teams during and following change programmes.

It is responsible for providing advice and information to a range of customers (partner organisations, employees, key stakeholders, departments, managers) in a range of formats, ensuring that learning solutions meet legislative requirements and best practice and utilise digital opportunities.

Via consultation with customers, the postholder will identify and arrange or provide learning solutions that meet stakeholder needs. This will include digital solutions such as e-learning, videos etc. They will engage, establish, develop and manage relationships with customers so that quality standards and business needs are met, maximising cost effectiveness, ensuring quality of service delivery and adherence to timescales and budgets.

The postholder is responsible for ensuring they monitor the work they do to ensure it meets quality and value for money standards and achieves the required outcomes.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• A qualification in learning & development at a minimum of Level 3, or an equivalent level of knowledge and experience.

• Relevant prior experience in workforce development, ideally gained in a large organisation; e.g. coordinating learning needs analysis, making structured presentations, leading and facilitating groups, coaching individuals etc.

• Excellent group facilitation skills; the ability to deliver information and structured learning experiences to varying sizes of groups

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills that can be used to build good working relationships with customers and stakeholders both internally and externally, and influence others in a positive way. Highly effective interpersonal skills that can be used to deal with complex and sensitive issues when required.

• Able to coach, mentor and advise individual managers and staff.

• The ability to work with complex information and to explain, reason and analyse.

• The ability to consult with customers, and to identify appropriate learning-related solutions based on their needs, including the design and/or procurement of learning-related solutions.

• Able to use initiative, meet changing work requirements flexibly, and to manage competing demands and pressures.

• Demonstrating the Council's values and behaviours.


• A good working knowledge of information technology applications and digital solutions; experience of using computerised databases and monitoring systems.

• Ability to design and manage e-learning resources.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion please contact Gary Willis, Workforce Development Team Leader (01454 863094) or gary.willis@southglos.gov.uk

Salary: £31,401 - £34,106

Hours: 37

Interviews: are planned for 1/2/19

Use of a vehicle

If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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