11 months ago
Competitive Salary + Bonus + Company Benefits
Learning Solutions Consultant
Learning Solutions Consultant (Creating technical blended learning solutions for clients)
Cheltenham OR London based, with travel to either location - ability to go through DV Clearance
QA have an exciting new opportunity to recruit a Learning Solutions Consultant to join a team that is dynamic, fast paced and passionate about providing the highest level of service for one of QA’s largest clients.
Do you have a passion and talent for creating end-to-end, technology-enabled learning solutions?
Are you experienced in designing learning that is both accessible and engaging?
Do you enjoy working in a customer focused environment?
If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you…
What will you be doing?
As Learning Solutions Consultant you will be working with our key HMG & Defence clients to identify bespoke training and programme requirements, then designing and developing creative and innovative solutions. Our solutions are mainly technology related and will vary in scope and scale from short term training courses to large scale, complex programmes involving multiple interventions and modes of delivery.
Your focus: Ideally you will have technical aptitude and a learning background giving you the knowledge, skills and confidence to create innovative, purposeful, blended learning solutions. You will have direct, hands-on experience of the full learning cycle, from analysing requirements, to designing solutions, supporting their implementation and evaluating their impact. You will enjoy engaging with strategic stakeholders to scope technical training requirements and will work closely with Subject Matter Experts to identify the most up to date technical content. Your approach to customer relationship management will be consultative and collaborative and you will find yourself working alongside our clients to identify development needs and potential solutions to skills gaps. Your background may be as a Training Consultant, a Technical Trainer with a talent for programme design, a learning services Account Manager or you may be a Senior Instructional Designer who enjoys creating bespoke, blended learning solutions.
Bring your experience:
Able to engage at all levels and demonstrate strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
Experience of applying a range of learning and development design methodologies (e.g. ADDIE)
Confidence to work both independently and collaboratively when designing technical solutions
Knowledge and understanding of learning assessment and evaluation models
Capable of designing and developing large scale complex learning programmes
Knowledge and understanding of the Cyber Security landscape to a foundation/fundamental level
Credible understanding of wider technology landscape and technology environments
Effective commercial acumen and ability to make commercial decisions
Proven track record of successful account management within a training/learning services environment
Exemplary writing, presentation and communication skills with ability to structure large proposals and bids
Your Learning & Development with QA, how can we support you? Naturally you will have a comprehensive Induction Programme organised and you will be introduced to various internal teams and stakeholders. You will attend our well received Company Orientation Programme and of course complete our mandatory e-learning training. Being a training and education provider, your continuous Learning and Development is of huge importance to us and as an individual contributor, we can agree a suitable Pathway to achieve your goals and aspirations.
More about the Team you will be working with: Working within a team of three and an overall Cheltenham Team size of approx. 60 employees where we all work, support and learn from each other in order to provide our Clients with a dedicated, exceptional level of service we are extremely proud to be part of.
Our benefits and values:
Learning is not just a service we provide, it’s a way of life at QA, so everyone is eligible for 3 Training Days every year, to focus on subjects they’re interested in. In fact you will be encouraged within this role to keep up to date with new trends in learning and technologies as part of this learning benefit.
We offer 2 paid Charity Days each year to support your chosen charity in whatever way you choose AND if you get involved in charity fundraising, QA will also double any sponsorship money raised, up to £250.
Recharge your batteries and enjoy some down time, so we provide a fairly generous 25 days’ holiday per annum (rising to 28 days after 5 years) – with the option to buy more if you wish.
It’s important, too, to plan for the future and our later years, so we offer a defined contribution pension plan and will match your contributions up to a maximum of 3% of your basic salary.
Giving peace of mind we provide by Life Assurance (4x your basic salary) and Permanent Health Insurance (after a qualifying period) in the event that ill health, or worse, disrupts our plans.
And finally, a few fringe benefits to assist with travel and lifestyle choices: Season ticket loan, Cycle to work scheme
Our Company: QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. Headquartered in London, but with a nationwide network of state-of-the-art training centres, QA Group is comprised of four fast-growing divisions- QA Learning, QA Apprenticeships, QA Consulting and QA Higher Education- all of which deliver innovative and cutting edge skills solutions to UK organisations.
Salary range: Competitive Salary + Bonus + Company Benefits
How to apply and who to contact:
Using the link below, please submit your details and we will be back in touch shortly. Should you have any queries and wish to speak with us please call the recruitment team on.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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How to apply
When you’ve found the role you want, click the ‘Apply’ button to open the application form. We’ll ask you to upload your CV, and to enter some personal information and provide additional supporting information depending on the role. Remember, this is your time to shine, so please ensure that anything you would like us to be aware of is included in your application. Once you’ve applied, you will be sent a password to your own private account area where you’re able to keep track of the current status of your application(s), as well as read all of the previous email communications, and action requests that have been sent to you.
Once we’ve reviewed your application, a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in contact with an update on your application. If your application is being progressed, a telephone interview will be scheduled with the Talent Acquisition team to discuss the opportunity, your skills and experience – this is also a great time for you to ask any questions that are important to you. The next stage of the process will then vary depending on the role, division or level you’re applying for, however this may involve 2-3 stages, including technical, HR or competency questions, or might ask you to complete an online work-style assessment as part of your application. Our Talent Acquisition team will explain exactly what the interview and assessment process will be.
If you’re successful and an offer is made to you, we will make the verbal offer and work with you to agree a provisional start date. Your Talent Acquisition Consultant will keep in touch with you, and answer any questions you have. They’ll also support you with any steps involved to confirm your offer. The formal offer paperwork will be sent to you by our People Team, along with any requests for any additional information required.
We take professional and/or educational reference checks on all of our employees so you will be asked to provide this information when returning your contract. For these checks, we do allow people to start with us whilst the checks are in process, however please do note that employment with QA is based on satisfactory references.
For some roles within the business, we also carry out additional checks such as DBS or DV Clearance, depending on the role or division you will be working in (it will be made clear at the beginning of the recruitment process if additional checks will be part of the offer for the role you’re applying for) – for some of these additional checks, it is important that these are completed prior to you joining QA.
Welcome to QA! Prior to joining you should have all the information you need to get started on day one and are likely to have a 'Buddy' assigned to you who will help and guide you during your first few weeks here. Your line manager will develop a personal induction plan for you, as well as ensuring that you also go through the company induction so you have a full understanding not just of your role but also of QA as a whole.