Workforce Development Support Officer - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £23,596 per annum
Closing date: 06 Oct 2022
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9034
Role: Education
About the role

Workforce Development Support Officer

Fixed Term (12 months), Full Time

Up to £23,596 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

The Role

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.

The Opportunity

The Education Service is focused on continued improvement in the service to ensure every child and young person in Essex receives the best possible education and their individual needs are met. The Workforce Development team will deliver a professional development programme to equip the education workforce to meet the challenges ahead for education.

This role is focused on the co-ordination of internal development and training to ensure delivery is to a high standard, is consistent and offers high quality of outputs. This will be monitored on a regular basis by robust analysis and evaluation of learning using a number of tools to record activity and evaluate different courses. It will incorporate the planning process with evidence of aptitude and gaps in knowledge and experience that needs to be addressed.

An experienced individual, able to prioritise and plan activity as required. Flexible to respond to new challenges and highlight the risks.


  • Provide professional event management support to both internal and external Workforce Development Officers.
  • Responsible for ensuring good practice activity is shared with both the internal and external workforce using appropriate IT systems and toolkits, able to ascertain the potential costs and stay within budgets
  • Ensure grant funding is linked to workforce development meets and to meet statutory duties.
  • Track and monitor learning and development activities to ensure costs are not exceeded and pro-active.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • Educated to A level or equivalent by experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
  • Experience of effectively managing and developing teams using coaching skills and driving improvements and development of others
  • Evidence of good communication skills and the ability to influence others
  • Experience of working within an education environment and supporting children and young people to achieve the best outcomes for them

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Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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