We’re looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Learning and Development Assistant to join our Exeter office on a permanent basis.

This role will sit within the HR Hub in our brilliant HR department; supporting the Learning & Development (L&D) team in delivering an effective service to the firm, through the efficient organisation and coordination of administration training and events. The role will also provide efficient administration to support the generalist HR Hub team.

The role

We see this role as being essential to the smooth running of the L&D and wider HR team, so this is an exciting opportunity to join the fold and make a valuable contribution!

You will provide generalist L&D administration support including data input, preparing and generating reporting information and co-ordinating training events and sessions for the L&D team. You will assist in maintaining the Learning Hub System to ensure all employee data is accurate, updating relevant details and training records.

This role will also be supporting the annual co-ordination of the L&D delivery plan, liaising with different stakeholders and departments within the firm; and completing the associated paperwork. You will have ownership of the Learning Hub Inbox, responding to queries and requests within a timely manner.

Although this role is the lead administrative support to the L&D team, you will also be required to provide support and cover for the wider HR Hub team and department, including updating the People Hub HR system and assisting with relevant HR projects.

Who you are

You will have proficiency in the use of MS Office applications and previous administrative experience; ideally from working in a similar role within a professional services environment.

You'll be an enthusiastic, well-organised self-starter who enjoys working within a busy team and independently, and will demonstrate an ability to respond to the needs of the business, acting professionally and ethically to protect the confidentiality of the Firm and its people.

As a strong team player with a positive, can-do attitude, you will possess excellent interpersonal skills and a flair for building effective working relationships across all levels. Someone with strong written and verbal communication skills, you will have exceptional attention to detail, focus and accuracy; and thrive in a busy environment.

Why join Team Ashfords?

Ask our people, and they will tell you that they genuinely enjoy coming to work and spending time with their colleagues. We’re confident that once you discover our open and friendly culture, it won’t take long for you to feel the same.

We have a genuine team approach at Ashfords because we know that when talented people work together, we achieve more for our clients and each other. We also recognise that each of our career journeys is unique. So, we will be ambitious for you and give you the support you need to develop your career, your way.

Importantly, we will give you the space and flexibility for your life outside work too. Our goal? To help you realise your full potential as part of a forward-thinking team and business.

That’s what sets us apart.

Our offer

We offer a range of benefits to support you at work and at home.

This includes a flexible working framework giving you the freedom to mix home and office working, extra annual leave for your birthday and the option to buy more holiday.

We have a comprehensive package to support physical and mental health including onsite yoga classes and a gym at our head office, healthcare plans, an Employee Assistance programme and free access for you and up to five friends to the ‘Calm’ Mindfulness App.

You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our responsible business programme, including fundraising initiatives through the Ashfords Foundation and bringing your energy to our environment or diversity groups. Interested in this vacancy but not sure you match all the requirements?

At Ashfords, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer training and development opportunities to all of our people to help everyone reach their full potential. Even if your skills and experience aren’t a perfect match, we’d still love to hear from you. If you’re not the right candidate for this role, you could be the right candidate for other positions at Ashfords.

Or apply now, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.