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Head of Learning and Development

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Bristol or Bath
Salary
£70,417 to £81,138 a year
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8C
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder has corporate responsibility for leading and managing the learning and development function for the Trust. This includes mandatory and statutory training (MaST), Learning Technologies, Apprenticeships, and Libraries as well as wider programs which address current and future workforce needs. They are also responsible for management of the Learning and Development budget and all Trust policies in respect to L& D

They provide specialist knowledge and advice to all managers and staff (up to and including Executive Directors and the Chief Executive) on learning and development matters and work closely with subject matter experts (SME). They analyse complex information, make considered judgments on the basis of their professional knowledge and practical experience, and make recommendations as to how learning and development needs might best be met in the interest of the business and the quality of care it provides to its service users and patients and arrange for those needs to be met comprehensively, efficiently and in a cost-effective way.

The post holder manages the Learning & Development team in order to create and sustain a positive learning climate across the trust for all staff, up to and including the Trust Board. The post holder will lead on planning and implementing new and innovative ways of developing the workforce in line with the Trust's strategic direction and aims.

The post holder works closely with external NHS bodies

Main duties of the job

Strategic Planning

To be responsible for overall learning & development strategy in the Trust and all related policies and procedures, such as the, Study Leave Policy and MaST policy

To support the Human Resources function in the implementation of the on-going OD strategy as a core driver for the continuous improvement of leadership and management activity at all levels.

To support workforce planning processes through providing professional support on organisational design and development, working closely with senior managers (up to and including Clinical Directors) and the HR Business Partners on service improvement and transformation.

Learning & Development provision

To produce bi-annual business-critical learning needs analysis in respect of MaST requirements and ensure sufficient capacity for delivery.

To commission and manage education contracts with appropriate HEIs and other L& D providers.

To provide specialist education and learning advice on training interventions including eLearning and other innovative forms of delivery that meet business critical learning needs.

To develop and manage a comprehensive quality assurance and evaluation strategy for all learning and development activity

Quality Assurance

To develop quality standards for the delivery of education and learning services, and monitor their implementation.

To ensure evaluation takes place for all learning and development activities provided by the learning and development team.

About us

We want you to feel a great sense of pride in yourself and the work that you do for our community and the people we serve. We are passionate about promoting outstanding mental health and wellbeing, delivering high quality services that are safe and focus on recovery. The people who work for us are central to this our staff strive to ensure they treat everyone using our services with compassion, respect and dignity.

We are committed to retaining the best staff by making AWP a great place to work and learn. We will develop you along your career path with us to fulfil your potential and support your wellbeing.

We the L& D Team are vital to ensure our staff both clinical and corporate have the right skills for the role they perform, we are passionate and inclusive and are a great to team to work in.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder has corporate responsibility for leading and managing the learning and development function for the Trust. This includes mandatory and statutory training (MaST), Learning Technologies, Apprenticeships, and Libraries as well as wider programs which address current and future workforce needs. They are also responsible for management of the Learning and Development budget and all Trust policies in respect to L& D

They provide specialist knowledge and advice to all managers and staff (up to and including Executive Directors and the Chief Executive) on learning and development matters and work closely with subject matter experts (SME). They analyse complex information, make considered judgments on the basis of their professional knowledge and practical experience, and make recommendations as to how learning and development needs might best be met in the interest of the business and the quality of care it provides to its service users and patients and arrange for those needs to be met comprehensively, efficiently and in a cost-effective way.

The post holder manages the Learning & Development team in order to create and sustain a positive learning climate across the trust for all staff, up to and including the Trust Board. The post holder will lead on planning and implementing new and innovative ways of developing the workforce in line with the Trusts strategic direction and aims.

The post holder works closely with external NHS bodies (such as the Integrated Care Boards and NHSE), Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)), partnership organisations and other suitable providers of learning and development activity.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • HR/L and D/ Educational post degree qualification (preferably masters level) or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of working at a senior level within a learning and/or educational environment


Desirable

  • Experience and an understanding of NHS learning environments and funding arrangements would be an advantage.


Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Bristol or Bath

Bristol or Bath

Bristol or Bath

BA1 3QE

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342-CS098-0624

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