Secondment Opportunities

We welcome both inward and outward applications for secondment in order to:

  • Provide career development opportunities
  • Improve contacts and networks between organisations
  • Increase understanding between organisations
  • Provide access to wider thinking and sharing good practice
  • Allow individuals to invest in the work of others

Investors in People

IiPSouth West Councils is an Investors in People organisation and learning and development is a high priority. South West Councils has clearly defined policies and procedures, set out in an employee handbook which allows staff to know what is expected of them.



Learning and Organisational Development Officer

Dennett House, Middle Street, Taunton
Working hours:
37 hours
up to £23,836


This is the job for you if you are committed to learning and development, enjoy variety, are flexible and up for some challenges!

You will contribute to the delivery of a range of learning and development activities to meet the needs of local authorities and other public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

You will be involved in the planning, costing, delivery and evaluation of a range of learning and development activities to meet the needs of organisations. You will possess strong communication skills, be able to network with key customers including senior managers and work as an effective team member. You will be good at spotting opportunities and promoting services, training and facilitation. We are particularly looking someone to take forward our Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment work. We are proud to have been the first organisation to receive approval to assess Regulatory Compliance apprenticeships and we are building our offer on EPA; the postholder will have a key role in building this area of business.  You will have the ability to work independently and as part of a small team, so a flexible approach is also required.

South West Councils is a regional public sector organisation that brings together local authorities, police, fire & rescue services, parish and town councils, national parks and other associate organisations in the South West.

We offer you access to the local government pension scheme, a flexi-scheme and opportunities for professional development.

South West Councils is an Equal Opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on grounds of disability, race, religion or belief, gender, age or sexual orientation. Applications from people wishing to work part time or job share are welcome.

For an informal conversation about the role, please call Fay Edwards on 07786 397169. 

An application pack is available below or telephone: 01823 270101 or e-mail.  All applications must be made using the official application form, CVs will not be accepted.  

Covering letter
Application Form- complete and return to South West Councils
Application Monitoring Form- complete and return to South West Councils
Job Description
Person Specification
General Requirements
Structure Chart

The closing date is 12.00 noon on 19 December 2019.

Interviews will take place on 7 January 2020.

Closing date:
Dec 19, 2019
Interview date:
Jan 07, 2020



Michele Evans michele.evans@swcouncils.gov.uk

Job title: Employment Officer

Tel: 01823 425222