People Development Advisor: Visa sponsorship

University of Reading

Full job description

Working at the University of Reading offers an exceptional opportunity to apply your skills and experience. This role is based at Whiteknights campus, offering a stimulating and peaceful working environment in one of the UK’s most attractive University campuses.

Holding a place in the top 30 of UK universities, the University of Reading is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, committed to acting together, as a diverse and inclusive community, to deliver a better world through the transformational power of education and research.

As People Development Advisor you will be an integral part of learning and development for colleagues across the university, supporting a wide range of training opportunities including leadership & management, personal & professional skills, coaching & mentoring and researcher development.

As the successful candidate, you will have :

  • Excellent facilitation skills and be experienced in the delivery of training to senior management audiences.
  • Skills in creativity and innovation in the development and delivery of a variety of inclusive blended learning solutions, that enhance performance in managers and staff.
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with managers and staff that facilitate effective development needs analysis and diagnosis.
  • The ability to plan, organise and work to deadlines as well as effective project management skills. Demonstrating a clear focus on purpose, outputs and impact.
  • Knowledge and techniques that evaluate and embed learning into the workplace.
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring colleagues to middle management level.
  • A successful track record in the delivery of customer focused development activity, which responds to development needs and feedback and is tailored accordingly.

Closing date: 9th June 2024

Interviews will be held: 19th June 2024

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

People Development Manager

Contact role:

Assistant Director of HR

Contact name:

Carly Roalf

Contact name:

Susan Thornton

Contact phone:

0118 378 4674

Contact phone:

0118 378 8752

Contact email:

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We are also a Disability Confident Level 1 employer Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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