Specialist Learning and Development

Specialist Learning and Development

Inspiring people to achieve their full potential.

Salary: £29,909 – £38,052
12 month fixed term contract

Join the Strategy and Commissioning team at South Somerset District Council (SSDC) and help South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

SSDC has recently undergone a large Transformation Programme and our ambition is to create a modern workforce operating within a learning culture and an agile working environment.  To support this we are looking for an innovative and experienced Learning and Development Specialist who can inspire people to achieve their full potential.

Your role will incorporate the planning, design, facilitation and delivery of a blended range of learning and development opportunities which support skills growth, knowledge transfer and increase our overall capability across the whole organisation.  Working closely with the leadership and management team and organisational development and / people specialists, you will develop a sound understanding of training and learning needs (including Training Needs Analysis) and be able to translate these into innovative and effective interventions which achieve learning outcomes. Your role will include the promotion and development of personal development plans across the Council and you will lead the implementation and continual development of a new Learning Management System (LMS) including the creation of new content.

Working as part of a cross-functional, busy team you will have a solid background in learning and development with experience of implementing and managing an LMS. You will need to work effectively under pressure and deliver tangible results to support our One Team ethos and build a flexible, skilled and empowered organisation.

We are striving to be great to work for, excellent to work with, leading the way and delivering for our communities. Come and help us achieve that!

You will be based in the SSDC office in Brympton Way, Yeovil where we operate agile working practices, but you may need to travel to other offices.

Please contact Charlotte Jones, People, Performance and Change Lead on 07512 456739 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

Closing Date – 5pm 29/3/19

Job Ref – 1742

Specialist Learning and Development JD CS 1742



Please submit your CV and supporting statement.



Contact Donna Thorne.