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11 months ago
Blue Octopus
Salary: £32,486 - £36,379
Location: Lancashire, Chorley
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Blue Octopus Team
Category: HR Training Jobs

Learning and Development Officer BLUL51255
Euxton, Chorley
Salary: £32,486 - £36,379 Scale 8 SCP 37-41
36.25 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Our Client currently has a new opportunity for a Learning and Development Officer to join them based within their Training and Operational Review Department at the Service Training Centre in Euxton, Chorley.

The Training Centre is an accredited provider, delivering a broad range of Learning and Development activities to both uniformed and non-uniformed staff in a modern and forward thinking Fire & Rescue Service, delivering the Vison ‘Make Lancashire Safer’. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic and flexible training team dedicated to providing high quality learning and development activities for diverse individuals and teams who provide or support Prevention, Protection and Response services.

Within the role you will report to the Service Training Manager and will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing learning and development interventions and practices that exceed the needs of the Service, in line with the full learning cycle and drive continuous improvement.
  • Using training systems to extract and interpret data to evaluate current programmes and projects and inform future developments and improvements.
  • Managing and developing training Quality Assurance systems.
  • Designing and delivering development programmes to meet individual, team and community requirements. 
  • Sourcing, formulating and managing agreements and contracts with training partners in other agencies and commercial providers in line with procurement rules.
  • Developing and maintaining working relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners / providers utilising excellent interpersonal skills.


They are looking for someone who has excellent IT skills, is MCIPD qualified coupled with previous experience operating in a Learning and Development or Training role. With experience of associated systems, a positive and outcome focused approach to delivering training solutions is also essential.

Closing Date: 12 noon on 11th August 2017
Interviews: 24th August at Service Headquarters in Fulwood (will include a presentation)

Please refer to the Job Description when completing your application form.

Our Client welcomes applications from all sections of the community, including people with disabilities, women and those from ethnic minority groups.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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