Wallingford OX10, UK

People Development Advisor (L&D)

Full Time, Permanent
£32,000 - £34,000

About the Company

An independent business who focus on environmental policies, based in Wallingford, are looking for a People Development Advisor (L&D) to join their HR team. This is a great opportunity to join a wonderful business who can offer career progression and in which you can feel you are really giving something back!

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic People Development Advisor to coordinate all early careers within the business. You will be building relationships across the business to ensure all new early careers entrants are being supported and achieving their objectives.

  • Support the relationship between Early Career Researchers and their supervisors

  • Manage and support the People Development Administrator

  • Continuously improve the experience of early-career researchers, designing and delivering new development opportunities

  • Work collaboratively with PhD stakeholders including funding providers

  • Support early-career researchers progress and wellbeing, using this to inform strategy, policies and procedures

  • Represent early-career researcher experiences and interests

  • Provide general support to supervisors in the recruitment of Postgraduate Researchers, including ED&I best practice in interview and selection

  • Lead 1-to-1 coaching sessions with Research Associates at key milestones in their posts, handling confidential information sensitively


We are looking for someone who is passionate about engaging others and who is proactive in their approach, not afraid to make suggestions and implement new ideas and ways of working.

  • Be prepared to design and deliver new development resources

  • Be able to deal with Early Career Researcher and supervisor concerns and enquires

  • Confidently collect, analyse and report on data

  • Confidently communicate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including the provision of data and reports to Senior Management

  • Independently manage a varied workload

  • Demonstrate innovative approaches to problem solving

  • Be flexible and approachable with a proactive and pragmatic approach

  • Able to operate autonomously, seeking advice where appropriate, as well as be able to work effectively as part of a team, taking the lead as and when appropriate

  • Possess excellent IT skills