Talent Development Consultant
This is a fixed term contract position until end of June 2022 with potential to extend depending on progress of overarching program.
At Essex County Council (ECC), 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. Our Organisation, Development & People and Service Transformation (ODP&ST) teams are working to ensure that innovation and learning take centre stage.
We have embarked in a very ambitious program to redefine our new normal, identifying what ways of working we want to put in place and how we can use what we have learned during this past year. Our new hybrid working model is emerging, together with what we will need to successfully implement it (property, technology, culture and change, capabilities…). To allow us to properly support this program we are increasing our capacity in some critical areas.
Underpinning our workforce strategy is the recognition that we need to strengthen the skills and capabilities required for what is needed now and for the future and ensure the right support is available to develop potential.
This role will support the development and implementation of the talent development framework across the organisation, with a focus on enabling early identification of talent. Providing development opportunities and a consistent and relevant succession planning approach, ensuring our diverse workforce is supported in the best possible way. Designing and implementing tailored development programs, focused on increasing and improving the diversity of our workforce.
This role will act as an internal consultant to provide expert advice, support and challenge to the organisation in the design, delivery and evaluation of effective talent development interventions. Working collaboratively across ODP & Service Transformation to maximise the contribution, value and credibility this practice makes throughout the organisation.
On a day-to-day basis
You'll do great here if you
This position will initially, in line with current government guidance, be based from home. However, when government guidelines change going forward this role will likely work in a hybrid way, with an expectation that there will be a mix of days in the office and working from home/alternative locations.
We're open to a chat about flexible ways of working, both informal and formal. No promises, but we will carefully consider what arrangements would work for you