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Learning and Development Manager

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/05/2020 23:59
£54,478 pro rata to hours worked
Hours per week:
Job Category:
HR/Recruitment/Training & Development
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
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Job details 

Closing date:
31 May

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Learning and Development Manager

Salary Band: £54,478 - £60,826

Working Pattern: Full time, Permanent

Location: Badminton Road, Yate / Kingswood

How you’ll make a difference:

We are focused on developing the critical capabilities our workforce needs now and in future and we’re thinking innovatively about how we deliver those training and development opportunities.

You will lead the creation and implementation of the council’s workforce development strategies to ensure learning and development is aligned to support service objectives across a complex organisation, comprising of multiple workforce groups.

You will be the strategic lead covering council wide learning and development. This includes our social care workforce, where we are recognised for having an outstanding development offer, as well as leaders and managers across the council and various professional disciplines and operational staff all of whom provide a diverse range of services.

To achieve this, you will lead a team of workforce development professionals who support significant organisational change through producing high quality learning programmes and interventions.

What does a typical day look like?

This is predominantly a strategic solutions-based role, where day to day you will need to innovate and be creative to ensure the learning and development needs across the council are met.

You will be working with partners and relevant stakeholders to identify workforce development needs aligned to council priorities and departmental objectives, plan appropriate solutions and commission training, education and qualification programmes to meet identified needs.

You will use your expertise in commissioning and managing training budgets on behalf of client departments that you will work with to develop and delivers workforce training strategies.

You will be the lead for the council’s workforce development offer for its leaders, managers, professional and operational staff, to ensure they have the right capabilities now and in the future.

You will line manage and lead the workforce development team, as well as actively manage capacity and resource allocation to ensure the organisations needs and priorities are met.

You will also be a key member of the wider HR Strategy Group and will help shape the function’s direction and service offer to the organisation.
This includes provision of advice, guidance and support to directors and senior managers to support change initiatives and to ensure outcomes are resilient from a workforce perspective

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different:

We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance - whatever that means for them.

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.

What we need from you:

While proven strategic and tactical workforce development and organisational change experience is essential, you will also be someone who is able to think creatively, be an empowering leader and be up to date in the lasted thinking and technology in this field.

It is key that you are able to build credible relationships in and outside of the function and have the capability to influence decision makers and work collaboratively with stakeholders.

You should also be able to apply project management principles to delivering solutions or pieces of work which require research, development and evaluation and have the ability

Working at South Gloucestershire Council:

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of.

We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life and we’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

To Apply:

Please ensure that you have read the attached role summary before completing your application as this details the full list of essential and desirable criteria for this role.

If you would like to discuss the role further or to arrange an informal chat please contact Laura Scott, Recruitment Manager – 01454 863090 Laura.scott@southglos.gov.uk

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 31st May 2020

Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd and 29th June 2020

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

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