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Learning and Development Project Manager

Office for Students
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30 Jun 2021

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As an independent regulator for higher education in England, The Office for Students (OfS) is a fascinating place in which to pursue your ambitions. We are focused on ensuring the best outcomes for students -, so it is vital that our own workforce have the skills they need to fulfil their roles and achieve this ambition. Our professional and supportive HR team facilitate - this work, and despite the challenges of the pandemic, we recently shaped a well-received foundation digital learning programme. We are now ready to build on that with the creation of a high-profile Regulatory Practice Learning Programme - and it is here that you could take on a deeply interesting role in which you will make a tangible difference to the skills of the OfS team, and in the process, to the educational experiences of students.

This forward-thinking project is primarily focused on developing an engaging blended learning programme for OfS regulatory staff Under the guidance of the L&D Business Partner, you will - plan, manage and monitor the project to develop - this learning programme, including e-Learning, face-to-face, experiential learning, and coaching. Seeing to it that project phases and milestones are being met on time and within budget, you will identify and mitigate issues that could potentially derail your project, and you will provide the key stakeholders with regular updates. Using your understanding of outcome-based learning to help us define and develop achievable yet ambitious high quality learning opportunities and also shape how best to evaluate these. This exciting -project is being sponsored by the CEO and Directors, so you will find a great deal of support for your work.

To make the most of this challenge, you will be a Project Manager with a background in shaping, scoping and procuring outcome-based learning and development, and managing suppliers of these services. It would be hugely beneficial if you have experience in a regulatory environment, and you will be well-versed in the use of project management tools and methodologies such as project planning and risk mitigation. With the ability to prioritise and organise your own workload, you will be a motivated self-starter with good communication and collaboration skills, plus the capacity to work flexibly according to the needs of the project. Benefitting from the support of a well-respected team you will be keen to learn and to develop your own skills, so you will be a team-player who is keen to get involved in new challenges.

The OfS regulates the higher education sector on behalf of all students. We value diversity and the wealth of perspectives, experience and ideas that it brings to our work and we strive to embed equality of opportunity in everything we do.

We recruit based on fair and open competition and welcome applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, race and ethnicity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. To attract the widest possible field of qualified applicants, flexible working, for example job share and part time working, apply to this role.

If you are a talented Learning and Development Project Professional who would welcome the opportunity to shape ambitious initiatives within an organisation that places great value on learning, then we would be delighted to receive your application.
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