Staff Development Adviser

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 45008

Closing Date: 45022

Location: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Salary: £30,619 to £34,314 per year

Staff Development Adviser

The University of Aberdeen is committed to supporting and developing its staff to achieve their full potential as part of Aberdeen 2040 (the University’s strategic plan). The Staff Development Adviser will be critical to supporting the people development commitments made in Aberdeen 2040 and contributing to a learning culture across the University.

The post will be based in the Human Resources Organisational Development (OD) Team. Colleagues in OD take forward organisational priorities such as professional and personal training and development (including coaching and mentoring schemes), equality, diversity and inclusion (including driving forward charter marks such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter), change management projects and benchmarking activities such as the biennial Staff Survey.

HR is part of the People Directorate, in Professional Services, which encompasses the wider Human Resources team (HR Partners/Advisers and Employment Services), Student Support and Advice, Multi-faith Chaplaincy, Counselling Service, Health, Safety and Wellbeing and Student Experience.

The postholder can expect to have regular contact with all areas of the People Directorate and will also be required to work closely with other Professional Services and academic units across the University.

The Staff Development Adviser will develop and deliver professional development activities for colleagues at every level, working with staff development colleagues. The postholder will advise managers and colleagues across the University on appropriate training interventions, may support facilitation of team activities and other institutional activities such as the delivery of the New Staff Networking Event.

Prior experience working in a University setting although desirable, is not essential for the role as a full induction and orientation to the Higher Education environment will be provided.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 5 salary scale, £30,619 – £34,314 per annum with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries should be made to Clare Trembleau, Staff Development Partner, 01224 273159,

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.

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Job Reference Number: HRS097AXY

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 06 April 2023.

The Directorate of People embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring. Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.