Workforce Development Officer

Location: Derby

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our growing HR Team, working with and reporting directly to the Learning & Development Manager. The Workforce Development Officer role supports the Strategic Learning and Development (L&D) function to contribute to and influence, as well as improve performance across the business at an individual, team and organisation level.

You will provide essential support to the Leadership & Management programme across all levels of leadership as well as supporting new starters as the integrate into the workforce.

We are looking for a confident, proactive and enthused individual who wishes to be part of a great L&D team. We want you to have a desire for the learning environment but also wish to develop your career within an exciting industry.

You will be fully supported within your role and training will be given in all necessary areas to enable you to fulfil your role. We see this as a key development role to add value to our current L&D offering, focussing specifically on performance development across our Managers and Leadership teams.

You will be an experienced L&D practitioner, having planned, coordinated & delivered leadership, personal performance development and soft skills to a wide range of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will hold a CIPD or equivalent qualification in Learning or Human Resource Development to at least Level 3.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and deliver Leadership & Management programmes to new, aspiring and existing leaders across all business units
  • Delivery of a Professional development/Softskills programme
  • Liaise with the L&D Manager to identify areas of the business which require performance improvement
  • Support the sales functions within the business to serve our existing and prospective customer base
  • Assist with contract relationships, quality assurance and record keeping of all externally funded training events
  • Prepare and support with seasonal events
  • Work with local schools and Education authorities
  • Creation of Digital training resources and maintenance of online training portals
  • Liaise with relevant departments to understand pipeline of internal training requirements
  • Support L&D Manager with building a strong brand for the learning and development function (Node4 Academy) in line with wider corporate strategy
  • Undertake and support the L&D Manager with internal L&D projects
  • Logistical support of all L&D functions/training events across the whole company

Essential Skills

  • Ability to communicate and engage with all levels of the business
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dedicated to delivering results
  • Relationship building
  • Essential Qualifications = CIPD or equivalent Level 3 in L&D or HRD
  • Desirable Qualifications = CIPD or equivalent Level 5 in L&D or HRD

Ready to Apply?

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to Recruitment Manager, David Wilson at
No agencies please.