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L&OD Consultant

Region: Midlands

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: HRDI00910

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 21st July 2022

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L&OD Consultant

  • Fantastic opportunity to be part of a continuously developing team

  • Chance to work on strategically important Change within the business

  • Amazing salary & benefits package

About the role

We now have a great opportunity for experienced Consultant to join the Change Programme Team in Learning & Organisational Development as an L&OD Consultant.
Here at NFU Mutual, we are passionate about successfully delivering strategic change within the business. Currently we are working on several strategic change programmes, each of which benefits from comprehensive and agile L&OD consultancy. Reporting to the Change Programme Consultancy Manager, you will work on Portfolio Programmes and Projects, helping to deliver strategically important change in the business. As a L&OD Consultant you will conduct learning needs analysis, consult and advise on a learning and organisational development approach, resource and oversee the design, development and deployment of learning solutions. Finally, you will evaluate the impact and benefit of the solutions implemented.
You must be within a commutable distance to our Stratford Upon Avon office in order to be able to immerse yourself in the fast-paced programme activity. Some key accountabilities will include:

  • Provide a learning consultancy service to Group Portfolio Projects and Programmes to identify and agree learning and development requirements in support of effective delivery of Project/Programme objectives

  • Plan, initiate and monitor the analysis, design, delivery and evaluation of learning solutions that effectively meet business deliverables, timescales and agreed learning and development objectives whilst managing convergent risk and maximising organisational learning

  • Engage and manage external supplier delivery on relevant learning solutions (where applicable)

  • Evaluate the impact and benefit of the solutions implemented.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Project/Programme stakeholders

  • Collaborate with Internal Communications, Change Management, L&OD and HR colleagues to ensure the effective delivery and promotion of L&OD services

  • Promote, champion and influence people initiatives in conjunction with HR to ensure the business have the skills, knowledge and support required to implement and utilise them effectively

  • Design, deliver and coordinate ad hoc learning solutions as required to meet agreed Group Portfolio Project and Programme needs

  • Deliver one-off projects and activities as required by and to the standards and outcomes agreed with Line Manager

We understand how important a positive work-life balance is to you. At NFU Mutual, we offer great facilities when you want to be in an office environment and support to work up to 80% of your hours from home. To help you give your best in the office and at home, we’re open to discussing what this might look like for you

About you

As one of our L&OD Consultants, you will use your strong consultation skills to create a Learning Needs Analysis and define a compelling L&OD Approach - that is aligned with L&OD strategy and wider business requirements. You will have strong initiative, communication skills and business insight - being able to build relationships at all levels and be effective. You will also be or have:

  • Certificate in Learning and Development (CIPD or equivalent, preferred)

  • Qualification in change management and / or project management (preferred)

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification (preferred)

  • Experience of working on change programmes or projects (preferred)

  • Proven ability to build strong, influential relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including those at a senior level

  • Commercial Awareness

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to create Learning Needs Analysis, Learning Approach and delivery plans in partnership with SME’s

  • Experience of quantifying, securing and managing budgets effectively

  • Experience of identifying, evaluating and reporting on benefits

  • Experience of working with a variety of business areas would be advantageous

  • Experience of working with external learning suppliers would be preferable

Rewards & Benefits

When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including:

  • Salary – up to £50,000 depending on experience

  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5%) 

  • Contributory pension scheme, up to 20%, including your 8% contribution

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + buy/sell holiday scheme

  • Access to savings at High Street brands, travel and supermarkets

  • £20 contribution to a monthly gym membership – subject to T&Cs

  • Health and wellbeing plan - cashback for dentist, opticians, physio and more

  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x salary

  • Employee discounts on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies.

Working at NFU Mutual

We’re one of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies. For over 110 years we’ve put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our people are just as important to us. We pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and are one of only 39 companies across the globe, and the only organisation with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2021 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021.       
We offer a supportive culture where we empower and inspire our people to perform, offer them opportunities to grow, and recognise and reward their contribution. Our people are proud to work for a company that respects them and their communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable, so we are successful now and in the future.

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About NFU Mutual

We are a leading provider of General Insurance and Financial Services. From our strong farming roots we’ve grown to become a UK-wide organisation, turning over £1billion annually. Yet success hasn’t gone to our heads. We’re proud to remain completely customer focused, down-to-earth and committed to the rural communities we’ve grown from.

Our ethos - of trust, respect and personal service - lies at the heart of all we do and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. Though we’ve been in business for over 110 years, we have big ambitions for the future. And that’s why we’re looking for talented people to join our growing organisation. Talented people like you.