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Learning and Development Practitioner

The British Geological Survey (BGS)
Keyworth, Nottingham
Appointment will be at UKRI Pay Band D / Main. Starting salary is £34,905.
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Public Sector
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Full Time
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Specialist Area
Learning and Development
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Learning and Development Practitioner  

This role is based in Keyworth, Nottingham

Appointment will be at UKRI Pay Band D / Main. Starting salary is £34,905.

A great benefits package is offered including an outstanding pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time

Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available, including a small amount of remote working, although this role is mainly based on-site)

Permanent appointment


We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Learning & Development (L&D) Practitioner to join the Human Resources and L&D Team, which is part of the BGS Operations function.

The successful candidate will be working in collaboration with the BGS L&D Business Partner, L&D Co-ordinators, L&D Science Advisor, and other key organisation stakeholders, to design, deliver and evaluate a range of corporate and bespoke learning and development opportunities/interventions.

Your key duties/responsibilities will also include:

• Project managing BGS wide initiatives which support the delivery of the BGS People Plan, including project initiation, planning, monitoring, and reporting.

• Facilitating group and team sessions to maximise engagement with learning and development and to measure and report on impact.

• Analysing and identifying current and future development needs of BGS employees, working collaboratively with scientists and key stakeholders.

• Planning, delivering, and supporting effective learning and change management solutions.

• Providing appropriate development through coaching, mentoring, e-learning, 360-degree activities and the use of psychometrics.

• Contributing to the development of organisational development strategies, plans and policies.

You will also be involved with L&D administration, developing L&D materials/resources, the procurement of L&D activities and management of external suppliers as well as the communication of L&D opportunities to staff across the organisation.

You should have a formal L&D qualification (e.g. CIPD) or have equivalent comparable work experience – being qualified to use Psychometrics and having coaching skills would be highly desirable.

You also need to have excellent presentation/training/communication skills with extensive experience in designing and delivering L&D activities and facilitating group learning.

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of work, which will enable you to build on your breadth of experience and further develop your skills in L&D activities. This role will also provide you with a very good level of autonomy as you will lead and have total responsibility for your own L&D projects.

Please note – you will be required to have the appropriate level of security screening/vetting required for the role. UKRI reserves the right to run or re-run security clearance as required during your employment.

Please also refer to the additional specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.

Applicants are required to include a CV and covering letter outlining their suitability for the role. We would stress the importance of this paperwork in our selection process. 

A well thought through application providing evidence and examples of how you meet the advertised essential and desirable criteria for the post will be considered far more favourably than a generic covering letter and CV.

If you experience any issues applying for this role, please contact

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 16 June 2024. Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 1 July 2024 in Nottingham.

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