Training and Development Adviser – Fixed Term 12 Months

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Training and Development Adviser – Fixed Term 12 Months

Salary: £31,364 – £35,745 per annum, Grade 4
Hours: Full time – 37 hours per week or part time considered 18.5 hours per week
Location – Service Headquarters, Calcot, Reading and other work locations as required
Excellent annual leave allowance of 28 days, flexible working hours, onsite gym, parking facilities and a Local Government Pension Scheme are available

We are seeking a motivated and engaging individual for the position of Training and Development Adviser.

You enjoy working with others, have a can-do solutions focused approach to work and are able to build and maintain positive and productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You’ll have experience of supporting learning and development activity and be able to influence change and improvement in this field.

Working within the Training and Development team, you will support the research, design, implementation, and delivery of training, as well as the development of learning products and courses using a blended learning approach. You will be providing support in relation to training, development and assurance activities and associated processes. You will support the management and development of the learning management system (LMS) and associated tasks.

This role offers a great opportunity to make a difference in an evolving public service environment and in an organisation that offers flexible working arrangements so that our teams can achieve a good work-life balance, and that invests in continuing development. A range of post-appointment training will be provided as appropriate.

In applying you’ll be able to demonstrate and promote behaviours in line with the Job Profile and our Behaviour Competency Framework and meet the selection criteria detailed at the end of the job profile (attached).

The key focus of this role is:

• Research, review, specify and design current and existing training
• Design creative and interactive e-learning content
• Participate in the delivery of training courses and qualifications
• Providing advice and guidance on existing and newly created pathways and products
• Ensure compliance with policy, procedure and best practice
• Support the maintenance, testing and development of the Learning Management Systems

Key role requirements (knowledge, skills and experience):
• Experience of design, development and review of development products / activities
• The ability to develop positive relationships with a broad range of individuals / organisations
• Excellent self-management, planning and organisational skills
• Ability to work on own initiative, make decisions to manage own workload
• Ability to facilitate action and change and to impart learning using a variety of methods and platforms
Application and selection process

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Please see the link to the Job Profile.

Applicants will be expected to detail their knowledge, skills, and experience against the relevant Personal Specification contained within the Job Profile.

Eligible staff wishing to apply for this role should apply through the portal, submitting a supporting statement (restricted to 1000 words) detailing how they meet the ‘person specification’ for the role as detailed at the end of the job profile.

Following shortlisting, applicants will be assessed for suitability by means of a role based task and behavioural / competency based interview.

Please see the role based task instructions which are provided in advance to allow you to start considering your approach. If you are successful at shortlisting, you will talk the panel through the lesson plan and have a professional discussion before interview. The presentation must be submitted by 09:00 on the 7 December 2023 to

Appointment is conditional upon undertaking a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Rechecks will be required in line with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

For further details about the role or to simply discuss any adaptations or adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with our recruitment process please contact Lorraine Sullivan, Resourcing and Development Manager at to arrange an informal discussion.

Please note we do not accept applications via Agencies or CV’s without an accompanying application form.

Closing date for applications is 0900 on 29 November 2023.

It is anticipated that the selection assessment process will run 7-8 December 2023.

Please note that is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying / accepting this position it would result in any Annual Allowance implications. A breach in the Annual Allowance threshold could result in a Tax charge.

The Behavioural Competency Framework allows us to easily identify the behaviours that drive successful performance and enables us to deliver an effective service. The behaviours detailed within the job profile will be assessed throughout the selection process.

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Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service values your individuality, your diversity and your dignity.  All are welcome here. Inclusion, diversity and equality are principles which guide our decisions and will be visible throughout the Service, and we will continually work to improve in these areas.

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture of dignity and trust where everyone feels safe and comfortable to bring their whole self to work.

Simply: The communities we serve are varied and diverse, we should be too.

Applications are welcome for job-share or part time arrangements please enquire on application.

All applications are considered on merit alone. We are a Disability Confident Leader – if you meet the essential criteria of the role, you will be guaranteed an interview if you choose to opt into the Disability Confident Scheme (formerly known as the Guaranteed Interview Scheme).

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