Learning Advisor

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
It is an exciting time to join the Learning and Career Development team at MTW NHS Trust. We are investing in building a team focussed on ensuring staff and their managers are supported on the journey from candidate to competent colleague and beyond.

The role will include
  • Supporting the implementation of all aspects of the Learning and Career Development strategy. This will include the development, implementation and procurement of an annual training plan
  • Supporting the design and delivery of a range of learning and career development interventions across the organisation, helping to improve organisational culture in line with our PRIDE values and MTW Leadership Behaviours and promoting Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust as the employer of choice
  • The post holder will support the Learning and Career Development Manager and wider team to commission and deliver individual, team and organisational development programmes and work streams including talent management, succession planning and associated engagement activities

Main duties of the job

We are looking for individuals who have:

Excellent time management and organisational skillsThe ability to prioritise a workload of multiple tasksCommitted to supporting career development and delivering a quality experience for all stakeholdersDemonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skillsAble to act with sensitivity and have the confidence to challenge with diplomacy

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: TBC

Person Specification



  • oMinimum Level 4 qualification in Education and Training, HR or Business
  • oEvidence of continuous personal development, e.g. attending courses


  • oEducated to degree level
  • oMembership of professional body relating to Training and Development, e.g. Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL
  • oCoaching and Mentoring qualification



  • oExperience in a HR/L& D/OD function
  • oSupporting the design, delivery and evaluation of training programmes and other learning and development interventions in a large multi-disciplinary organisation.
  • oSupporting the delivery of staff engagement events and activities including focus groups
  • oDemonstrable success in working collaboratively across professions, services and organisational boundaries.
  • oAn awareness and understanding of the NHS, its structure and some of its priorities
  • oExperience of identifying learning and development needs, finding solutions, designing and delivering L& D activities including e-learning
  • oMonitoring, reviewing and evaluating the outcomes and impact of training interventions
  • oEngaging service users in enhancing the quality of learning provision
  • oParticipation in operational planning and the construction of project management plans.
  • oExperience of managing external training providers/ suppliers
  • oInvolvement in administering an online learning system.


  • oProject management
  • o Trained and experienced in facilitating and giving feedback to individuals and teams
  • oUsing a range of team and individual diagnostic/feedback tools e.g. 360 degree feedback and other psychometric tools such as MBTI, Insights and Belbin
  • oUnderstanding of supporting learners into employment and career pathways through education, including hard to reach groups
  • oAn understanding of education qualifications and standards
  • oUnderstanding of FE rules



  • oAbility to prioritise workload and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • oAbility to network, influence and build good working relationships
  • oReport writing
  • oIT Using Microsoft Outlook/Email
  • oMicrosoft Office Applications - Advanced Skills
  • oKnowledge of e-learning
  • oNumerate and Literate
  • oAnalytical skills
  • oExcellent verbal communication skills, face-to-face and telephone
  • oExcellent presentation of written/printed work
  • oThorough and accurate even when working to tight deadlines
  • oAble to support, manage, develop a diverse workforce, recognising and valuing their different backgrounds, their individual and specific needs
  • oAbility to support and develop existing team members

Attention to detail, SpaG


  • Excellent spelling and Grammar

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust



Academic Centre, Hermitage Lane


ME16 9QQ

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