Learning & Development Advisor (Digital Skills)

  • Full time
  • £28,468 – £30,776
  • Temporarily remote / Head Office, Edinburgh*
  • Closing 22nd June 2021

  • Advertised from 9th June 2021
  • 35-hours per week
  • Permanent


Blackwood are looking for a Learning & Development (L&D) Advisor specialising in digital skills to join the HR Team and capitalise on our award-winning approach to promoting digital inclusion. Working within the L&D specialism of the HR function, the successful postholder will be at the forefront of designing and delivering digital skills training programmes that enable our people to deliver high-quality services to our customers.

The role will work in close collaboration with multi-stakeholder groups including the Innovation team, developing training interventions that inspire confidence and competency in the use of digital across all our business functions. You will also support the HR Team with the delivery of wider learning programmes in line with the organisational L&D Plan.

About you

You are passionate about innovation and embrace using digital technology and systems to their full potential. If invited to interview, you will be able to demonstrate that you can implement creative and person-centred training interventions which supports positive outcomes and high satisfaction for the customer. We want our L&D Advisors to be committed to lifelong learning and skills development who can create positive, inclusive and supporting learning environments for our people.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

*Although this role will be currently working remotely in accordance with government guidelines, the successful postholder may be required to travel across our regions in order to engage with employees and deliver learning programmes. Further details can be discussed at interview.

Application notes

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Standard Disclosure check.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 5pm.

Interviews are anticipated to take place online week commencing Monday 28th June 2021.