View Vacancy - Regional Learning & Development Adviser (Washington, DC or Miami, FL)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)


The​ Global Learning & Development Team of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are a network of learning experts who partner with British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates (Posts) to support best practice L&D, Change Management and Organisational Development to drive performance improvement.

The team focuses on the development of skills, capabilities and competences across a global network and would like to recruit a Regional Learning & Development Adviser (RLDA) to join the team in support of UK Government objectives in the Americas region (North, Central, South America and the Caribbean). 

**This position may be based in Washington, DC or Miami, FL depending on candidate's preference.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with individuals, teams and Posts to develop expertise in support of UK Government change initiatives (Diplomacy 20:20).
  • Work with senior staff to drive learning and organisational development work to support performance goals.
  • Work with L&D Committees at Posts, Senior Leaders and HR Hubs to help define needs, build capability and evaluate impact.
  • Develop L&D strategies with Posts and across regional networks that align to Country Business Plans and organisational objectives
  • Support innovative L&D plans that incorporate blended and digital learning.
  • Design and develop and support a variety of different learning processes including; learning groups, bite-sized learning, team development sessions, online learning communities, coaching, mentoring, workshops and job shadowing.
  • Help line managers support the learning needs of individuals and teams, and help develop a culture where staff manage their own development.
  • Help evaluate L&D interventions for return on investment and expectations.
  • Use digital skills for online learning, social collaboration and development.
  • Design and deliver bespoke blended learning interventions and work in online communities to share and develop information.
  • Deliver formal training interventions to support the Diplomatic Academy curriculum.
  • Collaborate with the Diplomatic Academy, Human Resources and UK Government staff overseas.  
  • Lead and work in project teams to ensure quality and timely delivery of shared objectives and project outcomes, including accurate documentation of activities and reporting.

• 6-8 years in an L&D environment either public or private sector and at least a Bachelor's degree with a relevant focus.

• Solid experience in learning design and delivery and using digital/social learning skills for L&D
• Solid experience in 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 working across a wide range of stakeholders, organisations and cultures with sensitivity and effectiveness
• Able to travel extensively across the Americas region and occasionally other regions.
• Professional qualifications in L&D, OD or equivalent.
• A passion and enthusiasm for developing people

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy Network may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy.  Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at  All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance. 

• Ideally holds a CIPD qualification relevant to L&D, or equivalent
• Experience in coaching and mentoring within a corporate environment is preferred
• Regional language skills: Spanish/Portuguese
• Experience of working in a matrix environment

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Building Capability for All, Delivering at Pace
14 May 2017
C4 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
British Consulate General
$63,960 (Miami), $69,576 (Washington)
3 June 2017

The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.

If working in Miami, individuals who are Green Card holders, UK/US dual citizens, and non US taxpaying citizens will be paid a net salary based on a simulated US tax status.

Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 14 May 2017. Please note in your cover letter if you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other category protected by law.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.