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Head of Learning and Development (L&D)

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£75,853 to £86,574 Per annum, inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting role awaits a highly motivated seasoned L& D professional.

The partnership between Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I) is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming the North London Mental Health Partnership.

Why choose to join the Partnership?
  • We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
  • Deliver the best care using the most up-to-date practise in supporting those with mental health illnesses.
  • Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
  • Creating and working together to become a great place to work for all our staff.
  • We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much more.
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • NHS Discounts in a large variety of retail stores and services.
  • We have excellent internal staff network support groups.

Main duties of the job

Working with the Director of Organisational Development, the post holder will have lead responsibility for the design, delivery and sustainability of all aspects of learning and development whilst ensuring that all interventions linked to these areas are strategically aligned to the Partnership's organisational priorities.

About us

The post holder manages the Learning & Development team to create and sustain a positive learning climate across the trust for all staff, up to and including the Trust Board and to ensures delivery of a wide range of suitable L& OD interventions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A key element of the role is to introduce, lead and evaluate the delivery of robust L& D programmes that continuously improve organisational performance and cultural transformation using cutting-edge learning.

The post holder is responsible for the successful delivery of all elements of the learning offer, which includes statutory and mandatory training, continuing professional development and lifelong learning activity.

The post holder is accountable for the Learning & Development budget and is responsible for commissioning and delivering appropriate learning and development opportunities for all staff, in line with the needs of the service and its users.

The post holder will also oversee the disbursement of study funding based on policies and procedures for which they are responsible.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Registrations


  • Specialist knowledge acquired through a degree and CIPD qualification or equivalent experience
  • Extensive progressive experience driving learning and development design, implementation, and management of impactful learning solutions
  • Management qualification or equivalent experience


  • Evidence of continuing professional Development

Skills/ Abilities


  • Ability to assimilate, analyse and interpret information and disseminate complex information and recommendations
  • Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to synthesise and articulate highly complex information and build rapport with a diverse audience
  • Excellent analytical skills to understand and interpret data and policy which translate into interventions to aid workforce development
  • Able to develop successful relationships with external stakeholders and work with individuals and groups from a range of backgrounds


  • Understanding of Information Governance

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Advanced specialist knowledge in learning and development gained in an HR function
  • Experience of leading and implementing training solutions and development strategies across a multifaceted organisation to raise standards and achieve corporate goals
  • Experience of being creative and innovative in the implementation of training solutions, including the use of a variety of digital learning solutions, whilst recognising the needs of the audience, accessibility, and any budgetary constraints
  • Experience of managing external providers of training


  • Experience of process review and improvement and an understanding of the ways in which IT applications can be used in a development and training environment

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to manage self and exhibit personal skills, including self-awareness, self-management and drive for improvement.
  • High levels of emotional resilience to be able to deal with the most sensitive and political issues and manage a challenging agenda
  • Demonstrated high level of emotional intelligence
  • Commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


St. Anns Hospital

St. Ann's Road


N15 3TH

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