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View Vacancy - SIN - Regional Learning and Development Adviser (also open in Hong Kong and Bangkok)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Learning and Development

We are currently looking to recruit a self-motivated Regional Learning & Development (L&D) Adviser who will have responsibility for L&D activities across a number of missions in the Asia Pacific region, in alignment with organisational priorities, and the operational success of the Regional Learning & Development Team (RLDT) for the Asia Pacific region.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Design and deliver appropriate formal and informal L&D Interventions that meet the specified needs of the organisation.  This includes utilising digital learning creation and facilitation e.g. online communities, learning sets, learning design concepts etc.
  • Business Partner with senior management and relevant stakeholders across the region and London, to identify learning and development interventions required to achieve business performance goals and successful implementation of organisational change initiatives, mainly by:
  • Overall accountability on local/regional/global projects to ensure quality and timely delivery, on-track budget spend, and accurate monthly financial reporting
  • Active participation in knowledge and best practice sharing across the Regional L&D network

  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent evidence of vocational learning in L&D
  • Ideally has 5 years of experience in learning design and delivery, ideally in management or leadership development and soft skills
  • At least 2 years of account management/business partnering experience in the L&D field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of learning and development processes including learning needs assessment, learning evaluation and learning design
  • Solid experience in managing and servicing client accounts (HR/ L&D related)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and fluency in English, both verbal and written, with excellent communications skills
  • Solid experience in working across a wide range of stakeholders, organisations and cultures with sensitivity and effectiveness
Ideally holds a CIPD qualification relevant to L&D, or equivalent experience in coaching and mentoring within a corporate environment is preferred
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Building Capability for All, Delivering at Pace
21 May 2017
C4 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
Asia Pacific
British High Commission
1 July 2017

The benefit package for this role includes:

  • Normal working hours 37.5 per week: 0830 – 1700 Monday to Friday, however this role offers the opportunity to work flexibly
  • Monthly gross salary + CPF, payable 14 times per year
  • 23 days paid annual leave
  • Childcare Leave (up to a maximum of 6 days per year dependent upon age of children)
  • Family Care Leave (up to a maximum of 2 days per year)
  • Medical insurance package covering GP, specialist and hospital
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities

Learning and development opportunities: 

The British High Commission offers a range of learning and development opportunities that cover both core skills (budgeting, campaign management; line management) as well as softer skills and broader interest (UK politics; leadership etc). You will have the opportunity to attend core communications training in London, and will also be expected to lead training in  your area of expertise in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The BHC Singapore fosters a learning and development culture that encourages all staff to contribute and participate in ongoing learning.

All applications must be received before 21 May 2017 at 2355 Singapore time.

Incomplete application forms will not be taken into consideration, so please ensure you provide the information requested. We regret to advise that we will only be contacting short-listed candidates. Applicants called for an interview will be assessed on the core competencies listed above.

No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. This is a locally engaged position subject to local laws and terms. Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks.

Should the successful candidate require a permit to work in Singapore, the British High Commission will apply and sponsor the appropriate pass on their behalf.

This opportunity is also open in other locations – Hong Kong and Bangkok. Applicants must have the appropriate residence status or a valid working visa to work at the location of interest. If there are equally suitable candidates from different locations then criteria will be applied such as salary costs, travel costs and IT/security challenges when making the final decision.

The British High Commission promotes diversity and inclusion within the workplace and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified applicants, irrespective of personal background or circumstances. It has also signed up to the Singapore Tripartite Centre for Fair Employment’s employers’ pledge of fair employment practices.

This opportunity is closed to applications.