FreeAgent careers 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom – Learning and Development Consultant

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About the job

FreeAgent 🚀

FreeAgent aims to remove the stress and pain of dealing with business finances. From the very beginning in 2007, our aim was to create a product that would make an impact and improve the lives of micro-businesses in the UK. Now FreeAgent is one of the UK’s most popular online accounting software providers, with over 125,000 customers.

Not to blow our own horn … but Accounting WEB even named FreeAgent the top bookkeeping product of 2020 and 2021. And in 2021 our mobile app was also voted ‘Client App of the Year’ by ICB LUCA. The list could go on!

It’s not just our customers who love us, our employees do too ⭐

Find out more on Glassdoor.

We believe in the power of a collaborative, high-performing, and diverse team. We’d love you to join us on our journey.

Our People Operations team 👋

The People Operations team supports and enables everyone in FreeAgent to focus on doing their best work, through the delivery of exceptional service across our 3 sub-teams: the People team, Talent team and Front Office team. The working environment is fast paced, agile and fun. We’re a highly supportive and collaborative team and central to the way we work is a desire to work smarter, finding ways to improve what we do and how we do it.

The role 🎓

As a Learning & Development Consultant in the People Team you’ll have a wide scope of work connecting you with internal and external stakeholders. A key focus for us is to support our people to develop their careers and progress whilst at FreeAgent, and to develop our managers and leaders to enable this.

This unique L&D position is a key role within our People Operations department, and includes the delivery of our management and leadership development framework along with company-wide face-to-face and virtual learning activities, and the further development of internal training materials that support all learning styles.

It is important that we identify and deliver exceptional content that reflects our values, our culture and our drive towards individual growth and high performance.

Day to day here’s what you can expect:

This role requires previous experience operating in a mid level Learning & Development role. You’ll be delivering training, interacting with stakeholders on a regular basis and taking ownership of our learning and development offering. You’ll have support and input from a highly collaborative team, with regular time to plan and review work.

Key objectives of the role include:

  • Design, deliver and measure learning activity through workshops, structured programmes and ad hoc events.
  • Coordinate, deliver and evaluate our management and leadership development programme, ensuring that our learning initiatives support our FreeAgent management principles.
  • Build on our learning needs analysis to determine our organisational learning and development needs, with a particular focus on management skills and career planning.
  • Build on our current content, and promote content and resources for our e-learning platform and intranet site.
  • Manage external learning suppliers and arrange external training delivery where required
  • Advise managers on relevant learning and development activity to support development plans and manage learning requests
  • All associated administration with the role, including managing learning data, inputting to People Operations reporting and budget management processes
  • Promote our learning brand and learning opportunities through internal communications, including face to face presentations and internal written messaging.
  • Lead and manage learning related projects, working collaboratively across People Operations and the wider FreeAgent team

You 🙌

You’ll enjoy delivering training and are comfortable influencing senior stakeholders. This role could be attractive to an individual who is looking for an opportunity to own and manage L&D at FreeAgent, taking the lead and driving forward learning initiatives.

Ideally you’ll have

  • Experience of designing, delivering and measuring learning initiatives on a broad range of topics, including face-to-face training (essential)
  • Experience of conducting learning needs assessments and analysing data to inform learning activity (essential)
  • Level 7 qualification in Learning and Development or Human Resource Management (preferably CIPD accredited), or equivalent experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of learning theory and practical application
  • Previous exposure to talent management or internal recruitment processes would be beneficial

Perks 🎁

Annual salary £30,000 – £39,000 per annum depending on experience.

We pride ourselves on creating a fantastic place to work, including (but not limited to!) the following:

  • 33 days holiday (and an extra day for each year you’re with us)
  • Flexible/hybrid working
  • Private health care
  • Life assurance
  • 5% matched pension contributions
  • Buy-as-you-earn share schemes
  • Sabbatical leave (unpaid)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellness webinars
  • Focused learning time and learning budgets
  • Volunteering day

Our work life 👩🏽‍💻

We believe in a strong work-life balance, we don’t work long hours, and we have a fabulous Edinburgh HQ expertly designed for collaboration including high-quality A/V equipment to provide a great experience for distributed teams.

At FreeAgent, we support each other and operate a no-blame culture. Our mindset is: work hard, be nice to people, and the rest will sort itself out!

This role can be between 21 and 35 hours per week; we are happy to explore all flexible working arrangements. There will be an opportunity to adopt hybrid working for this role and work under an agreed pattern from both the office and at home. Working from home is second nature to us as we have been championing remote working for 14 years.

How to apply

We hire smart, talented people (like you!) to make FreeAgent even better.

Our application process is simple: upload your CV and answer a few questions about why you want to work with us. Our selection process includes:

  • A phone call with a member of our Talent Team
  • An ‘at-home’ practical exercise
  • Two video interviews, including a short mock training session and a short behavioural assessment

We work hard to make the process straightforward, transparent, and enjoyable.

FreeAgent is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from people with varied backgrounds and perspectives. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family or parental status.

Want to find out more? Email any queries to [email protected]

Desired Skills and Experience

  • HR
  • L&D
  • elearning
  • human resources
  • learning
  • learning and development
  • learning and development consultant
  • learning and development coordinator
  • professional development
  • talent development
  • talent management
  • training

Company: FreeAgent

Vacancy Type: £30,000/yr – £39,000/yr · Part-time · Mid-Senior level

Job Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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