Learning and Change consultant- Essex County Council
At Essex County Council, what we do impacts the lives of over 1.4 million people. From the safety of children to the independent lives of older residents, and from boosting quality of life through public health to the lasting regeneration of proud towns and cities - everything we do takes a pioneering and agile approach. And our Organisation, Development & People and Service Transformation (ODP&ST) teams are working to ensure that innovation and learning take centre stage. Join them and you'll enable new ways of working and thinking to achieve our vision - for Essex to be a county where innovation brings prosperity.
We have initiated a very ambitious program to support the organisation to design its "next-normal", learning from the last year's changes in our ways of working. We are rethinking not only where work needs to happen, but also when and how, so working together with teams across the council (technology, property, HR, comms) to help service identify potential models of hybrid working.
We need to bring additional capacity to our team to be able to support this program of work at pace. We are looking for individuals that have strong experience in acting as internal consultants, designing, developing and evaluating bespoke team programmes as well as corporate workforce initiatives that support the development of high-performing teams working in a hybrid way (distributed/disperse teams). You will be a really strong and experienced facilitator (including facilitating in a virtual environment) at all levels in the organisation.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
You'll bring a strong level of knowledge and experience on organisation, team and individual development, change management and team dynamics, and the ability to apply them in large, complex organisations. Educated to degree level or with equivalent experience, you should be confident in designing and delivering workshops, events or development interventions and creating engaging content for a range of audiences in a virtual environment. We're also looking for strong diagnostic, problem solving, and analytical skills, and the ability to engage with a variety of partners and stakeholders. Strong team players with a collaborative mindset really fit in here. You should be committed to optimising your own performance through continuing professional development and maintaining your expertise.