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Learning and Development Coordination Manager

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Are you passionate about supporting the professional development and wellbeing of NHS staff? Do you have strong leadership skills and a proven track record in managing administration and coordination functions? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Learning and Development Coordination Manager at South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation Trust.

As the Learning and Development Coordination Manager, you will play a key role in driving the learning and development strategy, overseeing the day-to-day operations of training delivery, and managing a team of coordinators. You will be responsible for the efficient management of the Wellbeing and Learning Centre, ensuring the provision of high-quality training programmes and maintaining accurate training records. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the development and growth of our workforce, enhancing their skills and promoting a positive working culture.

The role is a fixed term basis, until end of March 25.

Main duties of the job

Provide strong leadership, guidance, and support to a team of learning and development coordinators, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.

Oversee the management of a Wellbeing and Learning Centre, ensuring its functionality, availability, and alignment with organisational goals.

Ensure the day-to-day service of training delivery, including scheduling, coordination, and evaluation of training programmes.

Collaborate with the People Directorate and other stakeholders to develop and implement objectives derived from our learning and development strategy.

Engage with senior management, clinical staff, and other departments to understand training needs, provide effective communication, and foster strong relationships.

Conduct performance evaluations, set goals, and identify training needs for team members to support their professional development.

Assist in budget preparation and manage resources efficiently to optimise training delivery.

Proven experience in managing administration and coordination functions, preferably within a learning and development or healthcare setting.

Sound knowledge of learning and development principles, methodologies, and best practices would be advantageous.

A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field is desirable.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will provide leadership and operational management to the Co-ordination Team within the Learning and Development function, ensuring excellent service and organisational management of workload, manging the secretarial and administration function of Learning & Development Team

To work as part of the senior Learning and Development Team, providing an effective and efficient administrative support

Be able to prioritise their workload, work independently and autonomously, professionally and with flexibility to meet the high demands of the post. Must be able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines exercising a high degree of initiative and professionalism.

Person Specification

Physical Attributes


  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).

Personal Attributes


  • The ability to undertake any necessary travel in connection with the duties of the post.



  • Degree in a relevant subject (eg Business Administration, CIPD) or able to demonstrate competencies at that level.


  • Management qualification.
  • RSA III Word Processing.
  • Advanced ECDL or equivalent experience.



  • An understanding of management information systems (e.g. benchmarking, budgeting, financial reporting, planning, statistical reports) their application and use.

Special Knowledge/Skills


  • Must be able to work on own initiative and act independently.
  • Good organisational skills, with an ability to work within a pressured environment working to tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrate ability to work within a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills having the ability to design and maintain administration and monitoring systems.
  • Demonstrable motivational skills to self and others.
  • Data analysis skills and the use of spreadsheets.
  • Ability to record and maintain accurate details, prepare written correspondence, maintain electronic diaries and organise meetings and events.



  • Good working knowledge of Learning Management Systems.
  • Experience in a senior administrative role.
  • Previous experience of managing and leading a team.
  • In depth knowledge of Microsoft Packages.
  • Experience of running a service, being responsible for implementing change and developing to improve performance.
  • Knowledge of the data protection act and confidentiality.


  • Experience of Minute Taking at a senior meeting level.
  • Experience of running a Reception Service.
  • Experience of working in a learning and development environment.
  • Audio Visual Equipment Experience.
  • Experience of using Electronic Record System and Oracle.

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Fieldhead Hospital

Ouchthorpe Lane



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