Learning and Development Partner

Gateshead College

  • £36,692 leading to £40,087 per annum
  • Tyne and Wear / North East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

As Learning and Development Partner, you will design, deliver and co-ordinate the provision of quality learning and engagement interventions for staff at all levels within the College.

You will work in partnership with a range of stakeholders internally and externally to deliver on our People Strategy themes and ensure that learning, development and engagement priorities support making Gateshead College the place where people want to work, feel valued and share a passion to help our learners succeed.

Working with the Head of People, you will develop meaningful engagement opportunities for our staff considering the diversity of our workforce; equip managers with the skills to engage with their staff and encourage staff to contribute creative ideas.

This role works alongside our Curriculum and Quality staff, who provide specialist Teacher Academy and peer development for curriculum staff to ensure consistent and efficient provision for professional services and curriculum roles.

If you are passionate about working with people to enable them to learn and grow, then this role is for you!


What we are looking for:

  • Recent experience of working in a role that required assessing learning needs and designing and development interventions and training sessions.
  • Experience of evaluating the impact of learning and development or engagement initiatives, using the information to drive continuous improvement.
  • Experience of coordinating a range of activities and events demonstrating excellent organisational skills and time management.
  • Great digital skills and the ability to use a range of applications and tools to facilitate learning, collate feedback, produce reports and organise work.
  • Able to build rapport quickly and collaborate effectively with a range of internal and external partners.
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing continuous professional development and building professional networks.

Desirable qualifications & training required:

  • Experience of designing and/or delivering leadership development.
  • Experience of working with a learning management system.
  • CIPD level 7 qualification.
  • Relevant learning and development professional qualifications.
  • Significant experience of or qualification in coaching and mentoring.

About Gateshead College:

At Gateshead College we’re famous for education with Employment Edge, industry inspired education that combines high quality learning with real world skills. This means giving our students the knowledge and skills to be successful in work and life and supporting them to be the best they can be.

As part of our team, you’ll help us do this, providing the support and encouragement students need to make the most of their talents. We work hard and the rewards make it all worthwhile because, by working together, we create experiences our students will never forget and which set them up for their future careers.

We offer you the opportunity to work in a values-driven organisation and the chance to work with brilliant people who put students first. You’ll be listened to and will have opportunities to make an impact. We prioritise health and wellbeing and your work life balance will be respected. Our inclusive culture means you’re valued for being yourself and diversity is celebrated, and our commitment to being a sustainable organisation means we always try to do business the right way to make our community better for everyone.

At Gateshead College we all have the opportunity to help our learners succeed and it’s this clear purpose and shared effort that makes us such a great place to work; we hope you think about joining us.



  • Generous holiday allowance 39 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays), increasing to 41 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays) after 5 years service.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support, with 24/7 access to an employee assistance programme and counselling services.
  • Career average pension with the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Travel support including subsidised on site parking, discounted public transport scheme and cycle to work scheme.
  • Retail and travel discounts.
  • Volunteering Days.

The deadline to submit your application is midnight Sunday 21st July 2024.

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