Learning & Development Advisor

24 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Kier Workplace Services provides specialist teams and technology solutions to help plan, manage and improve our clients' workplaces. This provides our clients with access to solutions not readily available in their own organisations. It also enables our clients to focus on their core business, while Kier takes care of the rest.

Our key clients include the Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company, Legal and General, Kent County Council, Oldham Council, BAE and the London Borough of Southwark. We also work with a number of schools and academies, the Welsh Government and hold a major contract with the NHS in Yorkshire and Humber.

Learning & Development Advisor

Kier Workplace Services is looking to recruit a Learning & Development Advisor to be the primary contact for all learning and development needs, for our Design and Asset Management and Business Services, business streams.

Key Responsibilities:

* Work with the L&D Business Partner and management teams to ensure that compliance training needs are identified, delivery of compliance training is planned and all training records and associated evidence is stored and maintained effectively.
* Audit spot check and rectify compliance gaps where identified.
* Develop fully integrated L&D plans for all contracts (including new contract mobilisations) to deliver the agreed training matrix, ensuring that we meet legislative requirements for all SHE / compliance training.
* Work with the L&D Business Partner to understand and support the development of L&D plans for all contracts (including new contract mobilisations) within the business unit to support business objectives, and maximise employee capability, including developmental training.
* Assist with gap analysis activity for new contract mobilisations
* Advise on appropriate solutions to meet the learning and development need proactively promoting the 70:20:10 principles.
* Work in collaboration with the Early Careers Managers to understand the early careers programmes/framework and to provide pastoral care and support for apprentices, trainees and graduates.
* Support L&D admin to ensure records are kept up to date and to ensure that evidence is in place to allow for accurate funding requests to be made to the relevant funding agencies
* Instruct and support L&D transactional admin to administer and co-ordinate training plans, including any additional ad-hoc requests in a timely and effective manner.
* Audit and provide reporting data (MI) against learning and development plans including the delivery of admin services for training records and other key activities.
* Ensure that return on investment is monitored through the new Evaluation Matrix to support the ambition of 125% ROI and to allow for accurate management information reporting.
* Work with the L&D Business Partner and the wider HR team to identify funding sources for L&D provision, collate evidence and submit funding requests to the relevant funding agencies to capitalise on fund availability.
* Working with L&D Business Partner's support Bids and Mobilisation through the provision of best practice examples and high quality information.
* Proactively support the development and implementation of contract and business unit projects and support where appropriate - this will require regular national travel.
* Work with L&D Business Partner's and attend regular meetings with Divisional L&D to understand wider L&D projects and initiatives both at Group and Divisional level.
* Continuously improve knowledge of L&D best practice sharing specialist knowledge with various colleagues where appropriate.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

* A competent HR or L&D practitioner with recent experience in successfully advising on, implementing and delivering L&D interventions in a commercial environment
* Experience of working in a matrix organisation with the ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders and balance conflicting requirements
* Up to date knowledge of L&D best practice strategies and interventions
* Effective networking, relationship building and written/verbal communication skills
* Strong organisational skills with the ability to work on own initiative, to tight deadlines in a demanding environment
* Collaborative team player with the ability to work effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders and partners
* Proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
* Experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously
* Ability to work flexibly across UK locations and possessing full driving licence.
* Experience of working in public sector organisations and/or with exposure to contract transition activity would be advantageous

Please note the successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check

About Kier:

Kier Group plc. is a leading construction, property, residential and services group which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate globally across a range of sectors including defence, education, health, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, we are a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

With a network of 88 UK offices Kier offers national coverage across all of its core activities. Employing 22,000 people, Kier has the financial strength and technical expertise to undertake some of the most significant construction, civil engineering and service contracts in the country.

Kier is an equality and diversity employer