Learning & Organisational Development Officer

South West Councils

We are recruiting for a Learning & Organisational Development Officer.

South West Councils is a regional public sector organisation. We bring together local authorities, police, fire & rescue services, parish and town councils and other associate organisations and support them with all aspects of their employer role.

We also offer a wide range of learning and developmental activities to support our member organisations and partners in developing a highly skilled and motivated workforce.

We are an approved End-Point Assessment Organisation delivering assessment on a range of Standards for employers nationally.

About the role:

You will:

  • Manage apprentices throughout their EPA period
  • Provide support and guidance to training providers and employers
  • Develop the skills and understanding of our assessors
  • Contribute towards the design of assessment tools and materials
  • Contribute to the delivery of a range of learning and development programmes outside of EPA
  • Participate in the evaluation and ongoing improvement of our EPA and learning and development provision

About You:

You will possess strong communication skills, be able to network with key customers including senior managers and work as an effective team member. You will be good at spotting opportunities to promote services, training and facilitation. You will have the ability to work independently and as part of a small team, so a flexible approach is also required.

We are seeking someone with a training and assessment background to work with us as we grow our apprenticeship End-Point Assessment provision.


  • Local government pension scheme
  • A flexi-time scheme
  • Opportunities for professional development.

South West Councils is an Equal Opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on grounds of disability, race, religion or belief, gender, age or sexual orientation. Applications from people wishing to work part time or job share are welcome.

For an informal conversation about the role, please call Fay Edwards on 07786 397169.  Interviews will take place on Monday 14 December 2020.

Further details and application forms are available on our website. Alternatively email jobs@swcouncils.gov.uk.

All applications must be made using the official application form; CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 30 November 2020.

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our team as safe as possible most staff, including our Learning & Organisational Development team, are currently working from home. This is being kept under review and any changes to this arrangement will be fully risk assessed.

Apply today for the Learning & Organisational Development Officer position.

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