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Learning and Development Manager

Hywel Dda University Health Board
To be communicated
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity is on offer for an experienced, highly organised, and confident manager, to join our innovative and talented team. With highly developed project management skills, and experience in governance processes and people, you will lead learning and development initiatives, drive innovation, foster a culture of continuous learning, and ensure effective project management for learning and development activities across the Health Board.

The base for this post is to be confirmed within any of the 3 counties but the ability to travel to other sites when necessary will be required.

Main duties of the job

  • Leadership and Innovation:
    • Develop and implement innovative learning strategies that align with organisational goals.
    • Lead a team of managers, advisors and administrators who will operationalise organisational strategies.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to enhance learning experiences.
  • Project Management:
    • Plan, execute, and evaluate learning programmes, workshops, and e-learning modules.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify training needs and design customised solutions.
    • Monitor project timelines, budgets, and resource allocation.
  • Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Build strong relationships with department heads, managers, and employees.
    • Conduct needs assessments and gather feedback to continuously improve learning offerings.
    • Champion a culture of learning and development across the organization.
  • Governance, Compliance and Quality Assurance:
    • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and financial governance.
    • Oversee the maintenance of high-quality training materials and content.
    • Evaluate programme effectiveness and adjust as needed.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 12,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

47 general practices (6 of which are managed practices), 45 dental practices (including 4 orthodontic), 96 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

The Assessment Day will be held on 08/07/2024.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Masters or equivalent qualification / experience in education or HR management.



  • Previous management experience at a senior level
  • Staff management/staff supervision.
  • Experience of project management tools and techniques
  • Experience of developing and implementing new systems, and projects within an organisation.
  • Managed and supported students at a senior level.
  • Experience of working within a complex environment and managing relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Interpreted and acted upon audited information at a senior level.
  • Substantial experience of providing education at all levels.


  • Budgetary income/management experience.
  • Experience of change management tools and techniques to support change within health and social care organisations.

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker - Level 1

Skills and Attributes


  • To be politically astute with the ability to communicate highly complex and contentious information, both written and verbally.
  • Proven knowledge of project planning and the processes required.
  • Knowledge of performance management and development.
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to analyse complex data and take action based on the outcome.
  • Strong leadership and a management skills
  • Ability to analyse complex project issues and make decisions based on own judgement.
  • Ability to motivate staff to deliver key projects.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to employ high developed persuasion and negotiation skills to deliver projects
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Standard keyboard skills.
  • Microsoft office - Power BI, Lists and Teams.
  • Ability to write formal reports.


  • A working knowledge of strategic planning.



  • Ability work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and make decisions with agreed boundaries
  • Ability to work flexibly and deal with a large degree of ambiguity.
  • Support colleagues to deal with ambiguity and changing priorities.
  • Ability to work broad health and social care principles, targets and key performance milestones and able to work across organisations
  • Ability to plan and organise complex programme activities.
  • Ability to manage difficult and often competing demands and reprioritise your activities and those you manage.
  • Consistent high attention to detail and good quality of work.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with people from a wide range of professional backgrounds
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


To be communicated

To be communicated

SA31 3BB

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