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Organisation Learning Lead (Band 7)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
The post will provide support to the Senior Learning and Improvement Lead and other appropriate Directors/Managers by supporting the development, delivery and evaluation of Learning and Development programmes.

The post-holder has a lead role in the supporting of cross trust transformational learning Improvement and development programmes/projects as defined in the organisation's strategy.

Main duties of the job

The OLI lead will be a key member of the Organisational Learning & Improvement team with responsibility to support the organisation in identifying leadership development and management development needs to support the delivery of the People Strategy.

As a manager within the Organisational Learning and Improvement team the post holder will both develop and contribute to an environment that promotes collaboration, a just and learning culture and the achievement of continual improvement.

The post holder will demonstrate facilitation skills, compassionate behaviours and respect. They will have the ability to work independently with confidence.

The post-holder has leadership responsibility within the Organisational Learning and Improvement Team, providing the appropriate information support and will deputise for the Senior Organisation Learning Lead

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our 'Right Care' behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients - we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details and full details of the role please see the attached job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience


  • Masters level study in HR/OD related field or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Experience of working in an NHS or public sector organisation and understanding of current NHS context
  • Experience of managing complex workforce related projects
  • Evidence of commitment to continued professional development and seeking opportunities to enhance skills
  • Experience of developing and managing people
  • Experience of quantitative and qualitative data audits/analysis for benchmarking and performance monitoring processes


  • PRINCE II project management or equivalent
  • Advanced ECDL or equivalent
  • Experience of working in different parts of the healthcare system
  • Experience and knowledge of Organisational Development theory and practice
  • Registered member of Professional body such as CIPD
  • Professional training/Teaching and/or Facilitation Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Coaching Qualification or equivalent Knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge and experience of using improvement methodologies ie. Model for Improvement.



  • Ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships at all management levels
  • Extensive knowledge of healthcare
  • Ability to work on a number of projects simultaneously and deliver to agreed timescales
  • Ability to effectively contribute to a variety of teams demonstrating excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and orally. This may be to small or large groups
  • Ability to motivate and encourage collaborative working to improve services/performance where there may be resistance to change
  • Ability to prepare written documents and complex proposals that are clear and easily understood
  • Ability to receive and communicate highly complex or sensitive information in a multi-disciplinary working environment
  • Ability to negotiate and influence others in an appropriate manner with the confidence to manage different views and opinions in order to effect change and improvement
  • Ability to foster an environment that promotes a just and learning culture
  • Ability to foster collaborative working across the health economy to improve services/performance
  • Ability to interpret complex information.
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex organisational and service issues
  • Conversant in IT software systems e.g. Microsoft Office including excel, word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work innovatively and have the capacity to identify radical alternatives
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and coordinate a broad range of complex activities to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to deliver change by working through and supporting others.
  • Ability to co-ordinate and facilitate/chair meetings and workshops with a range of stakeholders, including public and patients


  • Proven use of databases for data collation, retention and extraction
  • Development and implementation of teaching programmes for change systems including programmes to inform clinical practice.
  • Experience of managing a budget.

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Skipton Road



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