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Learning & Assurance Adviser: Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service (REF: LAA: RBFRS)

Listed 06 October 2020

Learning & Assurance Adviser
  • 2 year Fixed Term role
  • Salary:  Grade 5: £32,910- £37,890 per annum/Station Manager A £40,964 to £42,194 per annum (with operational duties)
  • Location – Service Headquarters, Calcot, Reading
  • Excellent annual leave allowances
  • 37 hours per week, working flexibly or 42 hours on day duty system
  • Superb Pension Schemes
  • Onsite Gym and Parking Facilities

A new and exciting role has arisen within Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service for a Learning and Assurance Adviser to join our team. This is a great opportunity to work for a Public Service provider who invests in the development and wellbeing of employees.  We offer flexible working arrangements so our teams can achieve a good work life balance. 

We are seeking a talented individual who has the drive, enthusiasm and demonstrable training and development skill set to be part of the Built Environment Programme, which has been specifically introduced to respond to the recommendations made by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

As part of this role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for the review, design and implementation of training and development solutions in regards to the Built Environment Programme. This will ensure that RBFRS deliver all training content in a high quality and cost effective way. You will work closely with stakeholders and subject matter experts from across the organisation and externally to deliver and design the training material.

The successful candidate will be inspired to demonstrate and promote behaviours in line with the Job Profile and our Behaviour Competency Framework

The key focus of this role is:
  • To research and analyse training needs, and the suitability of current and future training packages and providers, which meet the needs of the programme
  • To support the development and implementation of immersive and interactive training packages, which incorporate a blended learning approach
  • To produce high quality training resources for the organisation and across the Thames Valley where necessary
  • To deliver both operational and non-operational training to RBFRS staff as required
  • To inform the procurement and management of training courses through effective forecasting, evaluation and monitoring to ensure compliance with procurement legislation and associated RBFRS policies
Key role requirements:
  • A sound understanding of the learning and development / training environment with qualifications as detailed in the Job Profile
  • An ability to review, design and procure a variety of training resources e.g. face to face, e-learning, video conferencing etc.
  • An ability to develop and implement innovative methods of training delivery
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles of learning and development e.g. design, assessment, assurance and evaluation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and work to deadlines
Application Process

Applications from those conditioned to the Grey Book Conditions of Service will be from competent Crew Managers eligible for Continued Professional Development (CPD) and above. Applicants ideally will be competent in Incident Command Level 2, however this can be obtained following an assessment during the selection process.

Employees seeking promotion on Grey Book Conditions of Service must email R& to obtain the relevant promotion application form which must be completed and submitted before the closing date. Please note due to the specialist nature of this role, you will be shortlisted on the amplifying statement only. 

For further details about the role please contact Noosha Churchill at 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 1700 hours 20 October 2020

It is anticipated that the interviews/assessments will run week commencing 2 November 2020

Anticipated start date: To be confirmed

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At Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, we want you to bring your whole self to work.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are more than just words for us. That’s why we are committed to creating a culture where everyone feels included and respected, and where no one is unfairly discriminated against. All applications are considered on merit alone. We are a Disability Confident Employer – if you meet the essential criteria of the role, you will be guaranteed an interview.

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Closing date: 20 October 2020

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