Learning & Development Specialist


Cambridge, GB

Category:  HR, Finance and Legal

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Job Title: <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Learning and Development Specialist 
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Contract: Permanent
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Salary: £33,000 - £37,000 per annum

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Location: <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Cambridge
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Introducing the new Organisational Development Team!


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Aligning global learning and development 
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">We are looking for an innovative Learning and Development Specialist to join the new Organisational Development Team, to align and deliver a Single Strategy approach to global learning and development across Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Creation and development of Academies / Centres of Excellence
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">With a specific focus on developing organisational core, technical and emerging capabilities through the implementation of Academies / Centres of Excellence, you will be accountable for taking a blueprint strategy, and turning it into reality.  


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Pathway, Product & Programme Design
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">With an agile approach, you’ll design initiatives that encourage our people to take ownership of their own learning, providing a range of different options, resources and experiences that support the 70:20:10 model. Developing ‘at the point of need’ learning – digital solutions, books, videos, webinars, toolkits, you’ll have demonstrable experience designing impactful learning and development interventions which deliver long term behavioural change.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">One size won’t fit all
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">As Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment come together, the new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally.  With the foresight that we are joining two complex organisations, with different locations and needs, your success will be based on understanding the different requirements and nuances, and that one solution will not fit all.  

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">With an inquisitive approach, you’ll develop a working knowledge of the culture and operation in each area to deliver a relevant and credible service to customers who are global leaders, managers and colleagues.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Taking people on the journey
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">You will have proven relationship building skills with the ability to influence and gain trust at all levels.  There is great change ahead, and we are looking for a natural collaborator who will demonstrate insight and empathy.  With a working style preference characterised by commitment and motivation, you will be able to maintain personal effectiveness in the face of pressure or when dealing with interesting situations.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">A bit about you
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Already experienced in the field of Learning and Development, whether that be formally or through experience, it is essential that you have hands on experience in the development of organisational capability, through implementation and/or development of Academies/Centres of Excellence.  Already a role model in self-directed, digital and social learning you will be experienced in presenting, facilitating and coaching to a global audience.


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<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Who we are

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Benefits

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:


  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual salary review and discretionary company bonus
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">We look forward to hearing from you


We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6th December 2020 and interviews will be held before Christmas.


If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.



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