Learning & Development Partner

Aster Group
South West
£31,173 per annum
08 Jan 2021
24 Jan 2021
HR, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you want to develop and shape learning for your colleagues?


You’ll be working towards providing a positive employee experience through driving a culture of learning for our colleagues. You’ll be known as an “Employee Experience & Organisational Learning Partner”, working alongside John, Mei & Kirsty delivering and creating learning interventions for all colleagues across the organisation. A meet and greet with the team is included in the selection process.



What you’ll be doing


You’ll work alongside the two partners (that’s Mei and Kirsty) and wider team to create and deliver engaging and innovative learning interventions that improve the employee experience and enable business transformation.


You’ll be supporting the design and delivery of leadership development programmes, embedding Diversity & Inclusion initiatives into our colleague learning offer and supporting the delivery of our change management programme.


You’ll be supporting the development of an attractive learning offer for all colleagues ensuring we are developing our people to meet the needs of the business both now and in the future. Working with external providers and programme management is also a key part of the role to ensure we meet the needs of a diverse workforce. 



About you


You’ll come to us with a background and experience in learning and development, having experience in delivering training interventions, both face to face and virtually. You don’t need a qualification; you just need to demonstrate that you have experience and how you have used this to foster a learning culture.


You’ll need to show us how you have supported colleagues through change and be able to talk through the change management experience you have, as this will be a key area of focus for you when you start.


Designing creative and engaging training interventions would be an advantage, but an enthusiasm for learning is a must. You’ll be joining a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about learning and understand the importance of learning and development in improving our employee offer and experience.


You can work in a way that’s best for you, whether that be in the office, at home or in your local coffee shop, wherever you thrive best is best for us too! Currently, you’ll be working at home until April 2021 at the earliest, but when our offices reopen, you could be out and about travelling to our local offices so you’ll need a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for work.



What’s in it for me


We invest in our colleagues because we know if they have a better day at work, the service our customers receive will be better. The Aster Offer is our offer to our colleagues to ensure they have a great day at work and includes things like:


  • Flexible working –  whilst some roles need to be carried out in a specific place at a specific time, where possible we encourage our colleagues to work to their own schedule at a location that suits them and their team
  • A focus on colleague wellbeing – workshops, an employee assistance programme offering counselling and support, virtual GP services, mental health training and a health cash plan for all
  • We invest in colleagues’ careers and development through our leader and colleague development frameworks
  • Defined Contribution Pension and attached life assurance
  • Volunteering hours available to all colleagues to enable them to give back
  • Savings at cinemas, gyms, holidays, days out, various shops and eateries and lots more
  • Enhanced leave
  • We celebrate colleagues who go above and beyond with a range of personalised thank you and monthly and annual awards.



About Aster Group


We’re a not-for-dividend business established in 1990 and have over £1.6 billion worth of assets. We own and maintain over 30,000 homes, provide services to approximately 90,000 customers and employ 1,300 people. The Aster Foundation is our way of giving something back. It’s the work we choose to do over and above our landlord and development activities.


Now is a really exciting time to join us. We’re working towards our vision of everyone has a home. It’s a bold statement but one everyone across our business is passionate about.  Our purpose is to improve people’s lives. We provide safety and security through our reliable landlord services and we supply a wide range of housing options in response to the housing crisis. We believe that work isn’t somewhere you go, it’s something you do. No two days are the same here, and agile working is the norm rather than the exception.

We’re on an exciting transformation journey. Our business strategy is clear. Our vision is bold. And what sets us apart is The Aster Way. The Aster Way is not just a set of words. It’s a shared understanding of the way we work – creating a fair and inclusive culture. It’s a set of straightforward principles that underpin everything we do, every day. From how we lead and learn, to how we collaborate, communicate and innovate, this is how we’ll reach our vision - that everyone has a home.



Ready to apply?


To apply, please use the information provided in the advert and role profile to let us know why you’d be good for the job. Please submit a copy of your CV along with a supporting statement.


We create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and believe that creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do. 


At present all interviews are being held using ‘Microsoft Teams’ online.

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