Training & Development Advisor

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1341583023-2
  • Date Posted: 1 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: City of Portsmouth College
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Apprentice Pay: £16,859 to £22,750
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Driving
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Job Title: Training & Development Advisor

Location: Highbury Campus

Salary: £22,300.00 - £22,750.00 (Full-Time Equivalent)

£16,859.44 - £17,199 actual including holiday pay

Job Type: 33 Hours per week, 36 Weeks per year (paid for 44.2), FTC of 16 weeks

About the College:

As a newly merged College, we aspire to be the employer of choice in the Portsmouth area, with a progressive, supportive, and rewarding workplace culture and one that offers competitive benefits for its staff. By joining us, you will personally be part of the change we are driving and will play a pivotal role in supporting the growth and development of our brilliant students, turning them into future leaders and innovators. Everyone at the College is part of the bigger picture and together, each role makes an impact and in turn a difference to our students learning journey.

We have an unrivalled curriculum of courses on offer for students of all ages and stages covering A-levels, Apprenticeships, Vocational & Technical courses. We also offer Higher Education, Online learning and Community courses that appeal to the needs of the local community.

What We Offer:

  • Includes holiday pay allowance of 8.2 weeks which is made up of 25 days annual leave, 8 bank holidays and 2 week winter shutdown
  • Full training provided alongside ongoing development and the ability to obtain qualifications for specified roles
  • Local Authority Pension Scheme
  • Learning & Development programmes by The Community Adult Education Department
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Sample list of benefits:
    • Onsite discounts: college Hair Salon & 50% off at the college Sports Centre
    • Online discounts: Unidays, Student Beans and Totum with a COPC email address
  • Free car parking across all campus sites (apart from Arundel)

About the Role:

As Training and Development Advisor, you will provide high quality, professional & people focused college wide training and development support, advice and guidance to all staff and managers. Specifically focussing on the implementation of the staff development strategy, ensuring fair and transparent process and application for all staff. You will be responsible for the college induction process and ensuring the College CPD days align with the annual strategic aims and themes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the successful implementation of the staff development strategy
  • Implement and embed a cross college new staff induction programme supporting staff from day 1 to end of probation
  • Lead on the annual appraisal and College CV cycle ensuring all training needs are identified
  • Develop, plan and coordinate the CPD days across college
  • Work closely with the Quality team to ensure all identified development needs are captured and themes and trends are identified to support the development of a cross college development programme
  • Track, coordinate and manage the mandatory training cycle across college
  • Produce people data reports as required, monitoring all staff development activities and keeping up to date records
  • Working in partnership with the First Line HR Support Team to ensure that employee and manager queries are responded to and addressed
  • Liaise with external training providers coordinating delivery
  • Manage the administration of the staff development budget, raising Purchase Orders for all staff development activity
  • Process staff development applications for both short- and long-term courses
  • Lead on the Taking Teaching Further and other bursary application processes

To be successful in this role, below is what we would need from you:

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills, maintaining an approachable demeanour to aid a positive first impression and rapport building
  • Customer focused mindset with a commitment to providing exceptional service
  • Problem solving abilities in order to resolve issues independently or collaboratively with colleagues
  • Demonstrable evidence and practical experience of working as a training and development specialist at advisory level ideally within the FE or education sector is a must
  • A minimum of CIPD Level 5 qualification or equivalent experience in a People/HR role is essential

Diversity and Inclusion:

Equality, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are central to the work of the College. This underpins the vision of the College to transform lives through providing exceptional education and training.

The College's commitment to Equality, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is reflected in the continued successful promotion of these strands through the curriculum, enrichment activities and the range of direct and indirect student support services.

Pre Employment Checks:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and two references.

We do not accept CV's from agencies for these roles.