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Strategy

Learning Specialist – 52150
£36,049 – £47,591
Multiple Locations

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We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

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Salary: £41,747 – £47,591 (London) £36,049 – £41,095 (National) 

The Role

We’re recruiting for a Learning Specialist here at MoJ Digital & Technology, to be part of our warm and collaborative Strategy & Operations team. 

We are looking for someone creative, innovative and with great communication skills and attention to detail, who is serious about creating and delivering high quality learning and development content. 

To help picture your life at MoJ D&T please take a look at our blog and our Digital & Technology strategy. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading on design and delivery of courses and ad-hoc events.
  • Be the expert in the room for your programme elements: researching, diagnosing issues and developing, designing and delivering bespoke learning interventions to ensure capacity and capability stretch for delegates.
  • Sourcing, booking, briefing and ongoing relationship management with industry experts and subject matter experts.
  • Horizon scanning for best practice in the learning field, ensuring the programme content and delivery is cutting edge, applying this learning to programme delivery and evaluating its impact.
  • Reviewing feedback, proactively suggesting and implementing changes and new innovations.
  • Ongoing support during events across the programmes team.
  • Procurement (writing statements of requirements).
  • People development and management Duties where applicable.
  • Act in a consultative capacity to provide best practice L&D advice and guidance, working with different teams in the business to design key learning interventions as required. 

If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply! 

Benefits

  • 37 hours per week and flexible working options including working from home, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressed hours.
  • We are committed to nurturing our staff and provide lots of training and development opportunities with learning platforms such as: Linux Academy, O’Reilly, Pluralsight, Microsoft Learning, Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy, etc.
  • 10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per person
  • Generous civil service pension based on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on salary.
  • 25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Queens’ birthday. 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of service.
  • Compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave policies, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!
  • Wellbeing support including access to the Calm app.
  • Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Careers & Childcare, Gender Equality, PROUD and SPIRIT
  • Bike loans up to £2500 and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)
  • Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eye-care vouchers.
  • 5 days volunteering paid leave.
  • Free membership to BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
  • Some offices may have a subsidised onsite Gym. 

Person Specification 

Essential 

  • Meet the requirements for BPSSclearance
  • Previous experience designing and delivering high quality learning intervention Digital Products and a wide range of learning artifacts.
  • A strong and current understanding of O365, especially Teams and Sharepoint.
  • Experience of designing and developing learning interventions for various user groups, including senior leaders.
  • Previous experience working on a national scale.
  • Ability to build rapport and relationships with people at all levels of the organisation and external providers.
  • Collaborative approach, with demonstrated capacity to co-design learning content with others, and to work with others to achieve team success.
  • The ability to work from a general brief or concept to autonomously create first class learning content, as well as be comfortable starting new initiatives or projects from the beginning.
  • The ability to develop, design and deliver learning interventions for in house built digital products and services.
  • A good understanding of equality of opportunity and diversity.
  • Ability to deal with difficult and sensitive situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure and flexibly in order to meet a varied, wide ranging and demanding workload which is often time-critical.
  • Effective organisational skills, ability to prioritise and delegate. 

Desirable 

  • Previous experience working within a public sector or local government organisations (e.g. Emergency Services, Healthcare, Education etc.).
  • Experience of creating e-learning and training videos.
  • Understanding of Gsuite.
  • Understanding of MacOS.
  • Understanding of other collaborating tools such as Zoom & Slack. 

We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor. 

Our values are Purpose, Humanity Openness and Together. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace. 

How to Apply 

Candidates must submit a CV and Cover Letter (750 words) which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above. 

In D&T, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology CapabilityandSuccess Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process: 

  • Communicating & Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together 

Your application will be reviewed against the Person Specification above by a diverse panel. 

Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1-hour panel interview held via video conference. 

Should we receive a high volume of applications, a pre-sift based on your experience designing and delivering high quality learning intervention Digital Products and a wide range of learning artifacts will be conducted prior to the sift. 

Terms & Conditions

Please review our Terms & Conditions which set out the way we recruit and provide further information related to the role and salary arrangements. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact recruitment@digital.justice.gov.uk

Additional Information