Learning & Change Consultant

England, Essex, Chelmsford
15 Apr 2021
04 May 2021
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This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

Job summary and responsibilities

At Essex County Council, what we do impacts the lives of over 1.4 million people. From the safety of children to the independent lives of older residents, and from boosting quality of life through public health to the lasting regeneration of proud towns and cities - everything we do takes a pioneering and agile approach. And our Organisation, Development & People and Service Transformation (ODP&ST) teams are working to ensure that innovation and learning take centre stage. Join them and you'll enable new ways of working and thinking to achieve our vision - for Essex to be a county where innovation brings prosperity.

We have initiated a very ambitious program to support the organisation to design its "next-normal", learning from the last year's changes in our ways of working. We are rethinking not only where work needs to happen, but also when and how, so working together with teams across the council (technology, property, HR, comms) to help service identify potential models of hybrid working.

We need to bring additional capacity to our team to be able to support this program of work at pace. We are looking for individuals that have strong experience in acting as internal consultants, designing, developing and evaluating bespoke team programmes as well as corporate workforce initiatives that support the development of high-performing teams working in a hybrid way (distributed/disperse teams). You will be a really strong and experienced facilitator (including facilitating in a virtual environment) at all levels in the organisation.

As part of the wider Organisational Development & Talent Management team you'll collaborate to create and deliver processes, toolkits and activities that enable teams to adopt or embed a new hybrid way of working, considering the impact on behavioural change, change management, management development, and capability development.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

You'll bring a strong level of knowledge and experience on organisation, team and individual development, change management and team dynamics, and the ability to apply them in large, complex organisations. Educated to degree level or with equivalent experience, you should be confident in designing and delivering workshops, events or development interventions and creating engaging content for a range of audiences in a virtual environment. We're also looking for strong diagnostic, problem solving, and analytical skills, and the ability to engage with a variety of partners and stakeholders. Strong team players with a collaborative mindset really fit in here. You should be committed to optimising your own performance through continuing professional development and maintaining your expertise.

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link https://www.workingforessex.com/workinghere/pay-reward/

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.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.