Professional Development Specialist

Professional Development Specialist 
Hethersett Old Hall or PHQ, Martlesham / Homeworker
Full Time (37 Hours) - Permanent
£32,772 - £36,996 per annum
Friday 6 October 2023 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: L3168 on application form

Applications are invited for this exciting opportunity in the above post in the Learning and Development Department. 

We are looking for an experienced People Development Specialist who will be responsible for designing, facilitating, and delivering a range of creative and innovative learning initiatives for the workforce including current and future leadership teams, to improve leadership / development capability across Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies, to meet strategic goals and service plans, and effectively respond to organisational change.

The role will be predominately based at home although there will be some requirement to travel to our training site at Hethersett Old Hall, Norfolk or Suffolk headquarters based in Martlesham Health.   

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrate significant experience in a learning or teaching environment, using latest leadership models and thinking 
  • Proven experience in the design of blended learning solutions including coaching and e-learning 
  • Proven experience delivering facilitated learning interventions to first line management up to executive level 
  • Experience of translating strategy into specific plans and actions, and designing and developing solutions and strategies to meet organisational needs 
  • Effective planning and organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure, effectively managing competing priorities with available resources 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively to build effective, positive working relationships with stakeholders at all levels 
  • Competent mentoring, coaching, influencing and presentation skills 
  • Ability to ‘hit the ground running’ and work autonomously on own initiative, with minimum guidance to develop and take ownership for developing development solutions 
  • Can work effectively as part of a small team
  • Ability to adapt positively to uncertainty and change, and encourage flexibility in others
  • Can demonstrate advanced use of software and technology when designing development solutions 
  • Demonstrate ability to be proactive and think strategically 
  • Able to travel regularly between Norfolk and Suffolk and further afield as required 

It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Experience in learning design technology for leadership development 
  • Qualified in delivery and facilitation of training / learning interventions

Role profile: 

Hours of work are 37 per week Monday to Friday. This post is offered on a permanent basis.

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role. 

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together.

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected]