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Learning, Development and Talent Partner

Employer
The Food Standards Agency (FSA)
Location
We offer great flexible working opportunities, and have offices in Belfast, Cardiff or York.
Salary
£39,611 (National), £42,792 (London)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

Location

We offer great flexible working opportunities, and have offices in Belfast, Cardiff or York. Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not overseas. Some travel within the UK will be required, possibly with overnight stays.

About the job

Job summary

The FSA is a non-ministerial department of over 1600 people. We play a critical role in protecting public health and consumers’ wider interests in food across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our vision is an important one - to drive change, delivering “food you can trust” and working towards a healthier and more sustainable food system.

Working in a relatively small Agency like the FSA is thrilling - our size affords us the ability to act with real agility. We are fast to respond, and the work of one person can go a long way. But equally, our remit is gigantic, and in order to ensure that the FSA is capable of delivering the best possible outcomes for all, it is vital that our staff are fully supported so that they can do their best work unhindered.

The Civil Service is committed to attract, retain and invest in talent wherever it is found. To learn more please see the Civil Service People Plan and the Civil Service D&I Strategy.

Job description

The People and Organisational Change (POC) division is dedicated to precisely this: looking after the FSA’s staff and equipping them with everything they need to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. There is an opportunity to join the POC team as a Learning Development and Talent Partner, and if successful, you will develop capability across the FSA with a broad spectrum of colleagues.

Representing a culture of continuous and holistic learning, you will help colleagues in defined areas of the Agency to identify and coordinate learning and development opportunities for individuals and teams alike.

This role will involve plenty of relationship building with colleagues both in the Agency and across other government departments, as well as partners at external training providers. You will be an influential communicator and a strong advocate for the benefits these learning opportunities provide.

If you are passionate about helping others develop professionally through learning and can work closely and collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, apply today for this exciting position.

Application and shortlisting

You will be asked to provide personal details (not seen by the Panel) and to confirm your eligibility to apply for the role.

Ability: You will be asked to complete an online test and, if successful, will proceed to the rest of the application.

You will then be asked to complete an application which will be used to assess you against the following essential criteria.

Essential criteria

Experience

  • Lead criteria: Extensive experience of working in a learning and development role, supporting senior managers in proactively identifying and developing capability requirements and solutions.
  • Demonstrable experience of the end-to-end learning and development process with proven experience of managing projects.
  • Experience of impactful training delivery to a range of audiences from diverse backgrounds and experience
  • Experience in designing and delivering management and leadership development programmes
  • Knowledge of key learning and development interventions such as Apprenticeships, coaching and facilitation

Technical

  • MCIPD

Lead Criteria

An initial sift may take place on just the identified Lead Criteria indicated.

In the event that we receive a large number of applications, the minimum pass mark for the Lead Criteria may be raised at shortlisting stage. Candidates who apply under the DCS, GPTW or RIS schemes and meet the minimum requirements will be unaffected by the pass mark raise.

Interview

If successful at shortlisting stage, you will be invited to a final interview in which we will assess you against the following Experience requirements of the role and Civil Service Behaviours Level 3 and will include a seen presentation

Behaviours

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Developing Self and Others

Experience

  • Extensive experience of working in a learning and development role, supporting senior managers in proactively identifying and developing capability requirements and solutions.
  • Demonstrable experience of the end-to-end learning and development process with proven experience of managing projects.

Expected Timeline

Advert closes: 12 July 2024

Sift: Expected to take place w/c 15 July 2024

Final panel interview: Expected to take place  w/c 29 July 2024

Interviews will be held remotely via MS Teams. (If you do not have the Microsoft Teams application installed on your computer, you can join on the web without installing the application).

Please note that indicated dates may be subject to change.

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