Learning & Development Manager

Recruiterlink Limited
West Bromwich, UK
25 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Learning Development Manager
Location: West Bromwich
Salary: Circa £45,000

Overall purpose of the Learning & Development Partner

The Learning & Development Managers role is to work with the Group Head of L&D, and key stakeholders to identify staff induction and practice development learning requirements and address these through the design, deployment and delivery of a wide range of learning interventions.

The Learning and Development Manager will lead a team of Learning and Development Partners ensuring they provide exemplary service.

We anticipate that the main duties of this role focus on the design and delivery of learning interventions with management responsibility.

Learning and Development (Design and Facilitation)

The Learning and development Manager is an accomplished and experienced professional within both learning & development and the children's care and education sector.

You will work with the Group Head of L&D, to identify learning needs across the organisation and take the lead on developing a range of learning interventions to meet these needs. You will lead on the design of learning interventions that meet the highest accepted standards of design, be learner centred, innovative, demanding and result in improved practice. You will be able to design a range of interventions including face to face workshops and distance learning (e.g. workbooks and eLearning). Learning interventions will be based on a solid understanding of children's services and will draw on their own experience of working in the sector, up to date research, recognised best practice and the relevant legal and regulatory frameworks.

You will be an accomplished and skilled facilitator and deliverer of learning and will have the ability to facilitate and deliver a wide range of sessions to colleagues at different levels.

  • Role models exemplary behaviour in terms of conduct, attitude, performance, credibility and proactive self-development
  • Demonstrates the ability to build a cohesive, well-motivated, credible and highly engaged team, able to deliver a high quality, consistent service through a variety of means starting with effective recruitment
  • Proactively develops team members to develop their existing skills and capabilities, through observation, supervision, professional development, coaching, delegation and feedback, as well as addressing specific performance issues in a timely and effective way
  • Works with Group Head of Learning and key stakeholders to identify induction and practice development learning needs that support business strategies and service priorities.
  • Designs high quality, learner centred and interactive learning interventions that meet identified needs, deliver results and follow best practice in learning design
  • Takes a lead on a range of induction and practice development projects as agreed with the Group Head of Learning ensuring they are delivered on time, to specification, on budget and to a high standard
  • Demonstrates best practice in facilitating learning interventions that are learner centred, ensuring all agreed learning outcomes are fully achieved and that appropriate judgements are made about addressing individual and emerging needs
  • Proactively reflects on own practice and that of their team to improve performance
  • Works to improve cost effectiveness and efficiency helping to ensure that relevant budgets are met
  • Keeps up to date with current and emerging thinking in the children's care and education sector
  • Develops own skills, knowledge and abilities over time
  • Uses their knowledge and skills to develop their team members and others who support the delivery of learning (including managers who deliver training sessions)
  • Shows an excellent understanding of all parts of the organisation. Actively and positively promotes organisational initiatives, messages and policies
  • Proactively establishes and develops good relationships with all key stakeholders ensuring high levels of trust and credibility both personally and for the team
  • Demonstrates high levels of collaborative working across the organisation
  • Supports and advises stakeholders around specific learning issues as appropriate, whilst demonstrating a clear understanding of their role boundaries and signposting to others for advice and support if necessary
  • Undertakes activities to evaluate and measure the impact of learning as agreed with the Group Head of Learning. Uses the information gathered to develop and improve learning.

Essential Skills
  • Minimum qualification / certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) an equivalent, better or a commitment to obtain the relevant qualification
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage a staff teams
  • Proven ability to design, deliver and deploy a wide range of highly effective training and learning interventions including training sessions, webinars and distance learning materials
  • Skilled in the facilitation and deliverer of learning through a variety of means including classroom, webinar and one to one
  • An ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the organisation and externally

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