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Learning & Development Advisor - Maternity Cover (until November 2024)

Hightown Housing Association Limited
HP2 4XH, Hemel Hempstead
£31,833 pa
Closing date
22 Dec 2023

Job Details

Are you looking to develop your Learning & Development (L&D) skills and experience? If so, then why not join our small, dynamic and friendly Learning & Development team working for a company who values its employees and residents we support.

Who are we

At Hightown, we are a charitable housing association that builds homes and supports people. We provide affordable homes and a wide range of care and supported housing services across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Our aim is to deliver demonstrable social value and impact in all of our activities.

To support the fantastic work we do, we are seeking to recruit a Learning & Development Advisor to assist in the delivery of the L&D function by delivering the strategic management and delivery of learning events and line managing the L&D Assistant.

About the role

Working as part of a dedicated and committed in-house HR Team you will;

  • Curate the annual training plan using staff annual appraisals and learning needs analysis
  • Work collaboratively with the L&D team to deliver our annual staff conference.
  • Support the wider organisation through the delivery of the annual training plan forming part of our HR People Plan.
  • Design and deliver training with the ability to present across different levels of employees from entry level to mid management.

Who we are looking for

To be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Understanding of L&D with experience in delivering training
  • Knowledge and understanding of budgeting and creating annual training plans.
  • Attention to detail and data analysis
  • CIPD qualified or equivalent experience

Additionally the successful candidate will share our core values

At Hightown we ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do. Our values are:

  • Putting our residents and service users first
  • Treating people with respect, promoting independence and choice
  • Developing passionate and committed teams
  • Being cost effective without compromising standards or safety

Our Benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package which includes:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year including bank holidays, rising with service to 35 days
  • Competitive salary of up to £31,833 pa for a 35 hour week
  • Ability to work from home two days per week upon agreement
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Monthly attendance bonus of 1.25%
  • Regular market reviews of salary and cost of living
  • Life assurance cover of three times your annual salary
  • Employee health and wellbeing programmes & access to onsite gym facilities
  • Ongoing training and support to deliver outstanding support

Are you interested?

Next steps;

Closing date: Monday 1st January 2024

Interview date: Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th January 2024

How to Apply

To apply for this position please click the link below.

Please also click below for a copy of the L&D Advisor job description.

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We are an Equal Opportunities & Disability Confident Employer


Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year.

We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

We are a charitable association aiming to help people who cannot afford to buy or rent housing at market values. 
We currently manage over 7,000 homes (principally in Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff. We have an annual turnover of £90 million and a development programme that will deliver around 450 new affordable homes each year.


Building homes. Supporting people.


  • Put residents and service users first.
  • Treat people with respect
  • Be cost effective
  • Don't compromise standards or safety
  • Develop passionate and committed teams


Hightown’s aim is to provide as many homes as we can at below market rates and a wide range of housing and support for people who are vulnerable and/or disabled. Hightown’s history over more than 50 years shows our continuing focus on our strong social purpose.

We are rated highly for financial and operational performance; and have a high grading from the Regulator of Social Housing.
Hightown is committed to retaining its distinctiveness and its reputation for making projects happen which demonstrate Hightown’s values and contribution to society.

We believe that, by developing decent homes and supporting individuals to live with confidence, independence and choice, our work delivers a tangible positive impact for local communities

Please see our vacancies below:

Company info
01442 292309
Hightown House
Maylands Avenue
Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead

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