Learning and Development Specialist


    Slough Borough Council

    The closing date for applications is: 8th April 2024

    Two exciting opportunities have arisen to join the Learning and Development / L & D team at Slough Borough Council, as a Learning and Development Specialist. You will play a pivotal role in upskilling and enabling all of our workforce. As an employer, we believe in investing in our people, these roles will both support the development of our staff and provide you with development opportunities. As a team we aim to deliver a positive impact on the organisation.

    What you’ll be doing:

    Providing a professional, effective, comprehensive HR training and development service to all our employees and managers. You will act as a business partner to our directorates, at all levels, building strong working relationships and an understanding of their needs.
    Create and deliver training and development solutions to address their training needs (within budget), providing a great service.

    What you’ll have:

    • A strong background in training
    • Experience of designing, delivering, and evaluating learning and development courses, initiatives etc.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, able to influence thinking
    • The ability to engage with and influence stake holders at multiple levels
    • To positively engage with a wide variety of audiences consistently and effectively
    • Data analysis skills
    • A good understanding of leading-edge learning and development theories and methods, with the ability to apply them in a large, complex organisation
    • Excellent Microsoft Office skills using Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

    Previous experience of working in a council or the public sector would be useful, though not essential.

    What we offer:

    We offer a supportive place to grow and develop your career with a real opportunity for your input to be valued and heard. Ambition and innovation will be required now more than ever and you will join a friendly and collaborative environment where you are encouraged to thrive.

    Alongside a competitive salary, we provide:

    26 days annual leave (not including Bank holidays), rising to 30 days between 2 – 5 years’ service and 33 days after 5 years’ service.

    The Local Government Pension Scheme

    We offer a wider range of great benefits including:

    • Flexible and hybrid working options to promote work-life balance
    • Our commitment to equality and diversity through a range of employee networks
    • Wellbeing initiatives
    • Tax – free childcare and childcare services
    • Season loan ticket – to help with the cost of your rail / bus journey to & from work.


    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If appointed, all posts will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

    Slough Borough Council is an inclusive employer and we encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We select staff on merit and we foster a workforce where people are valued, and represents the local communities that we serve. Slough Borough Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

    We want our application process to be open and accessible. If you wish to make your application in an alternative format, please email quoting the job reference – our Accessibility Statement has more information.