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Learning and Change Consultant

Essex County Council
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Up to £43299 per annum
Closing date
30 Jul 2021

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Job Details

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.

The role

You'll design, develop, deliver and evaluate programmes and workforce initiatives that support the development of high-performing teams across the Council. Ambitious people really fit in here so if you are a talented Learning and Change Consultant, we want to hear from you

On a day-to-day basis

You will:

  • Work as part of a team supporting ODP&ST and Organisational Development & Talent Management practices.
  • Facilitate exploratory conversations to help define our new ways of working, analyse data and make recommendations
  • Collaborate to create and deliver approaches, toolkits and activities that enhance and enable performance.
  • Help ensure that teams across our organisation have the critical capabilities and behaviours needed for us to succeed in our vision.
  • You'll do great here if you

  • Have a good knowledge of organisation development, learning and development, change management and team dynamics, and the ability to apply them in a complex environment.
  • Confident in facilitating workshops, events or development interventions and creating engaging content for a range of audiences.
  • Strong diagnostic, problem solving, and analytical skills, as well as strong project management experience and the ability to engage with a variety of partners and stakeholders.
  • Are educated to degree level or with equivalent experience and committed to optimising your own performance through continuing professional development and maintaining your expertise.
  • Benefits of working for us

    This is a great role in a vibrant and growing team. You'll find an inclusive culture and a place where your opinion is valued. You can find out more about us please visit the Working for Essex website.

    What you should do next

    If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

    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

    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.

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