Learning Design and Technology Consultant

We are looking for HR and OD professionals who are at the top of their game and who are passionate about developing modern, business focussed solutions, and who are not afraid to challenge and try something new. The challenge we have at Essex County Council is massive, the opportunity is even bigger. This is your chance to bring new and modern ways of doing things to one of the biggest county councils in the country, where you will be encouraged to share your ideas, experience and be at the heart of creating and delivering best fit solutions.

If the idea of being part of a team who is making a real difference to public service, and to the lives of the residents of Essex, appeals to you – then this is the place for you. You may currently be working outside of local government or even in the private sector but looking to showcase your skills on a larger stage and focussed on business performance which has a real impact on people’s lives.

The opportunity

A great chance to use innovative design methods to create bold, engaging and outcome driven learning experiences, you will help address the capability gaps identified in our workforce strategy. That means driving the design of blended learning solutions, from high-energy workshops and learning events, to online and virtual resources. Along the way, you will work with various teams in our ODP function, as well as across the council, and provide them with sound expertise to improve the learner experience. In summary, you will use your knowledge of design thinking, firm grasp of other modern learning design and delivery approaches and imagination to create compelling learning that challenges the norm.

Knowledge, skills and experience

About you

Educated to degree level, or with experience in a related field (e.g. teaching and learning/solution design/learning and development consultancy) CIPD membership would be useful too. What is for certain is that you have a highly collaborative approach and a track record of co-creating learning solutions with clients and learners for a variety of different audiences. Experience in experiential learning, social learning, content curation and creation (authoring online content), interaction design, (learner) user journeys, user experience and piloting/experimenting are also ‘must haves’. In addition, you will need to be used to managing learning management systems/learning content platforms or any other learning technology solution to improve learner engagement, and have a genuine interest in how technology advances can really benefit the learning experience in organisations.

About us

At Essex County Council we have a vision to be a county where innovation brings prosperity and we are dedicated to improving the lives of our residents. With a total workforce of around 7,500, Essex County Council is one of the largest county councils in the country and we truly believe our greatest asset is our people. They are fundamentally key to our current and future success.


We offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. It’s important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we offer flexible working solutions. Our package also includes a great central location, which is easily accessible to all road and rail links, a clear career path, which will encourage gifted, committed individuals to grow with the opportunity for progression and promotion, a local government pension scheme, annual leave of up to 29 days per year, discounted shopping and much more. For more information please follow the link https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits/

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Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*

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