Learning & Development Manager

Posted 12 September by Witherslack Group

Could you build the skills of a team that changes young lives for the better? If so, you could be the Learning & Development Manager here at Witherslack Group. We’re one of the most aspirational and innovative education and care providers in the UK and we’re growing faster than ever, which means great opportunities for progression. What’s more, you’ll be based at our stunning head office, and get to visit our homes and schools. Add to this a varied remit and fantastic rewards, and you’ve got a role that’s unlike any other. Have you got what it takes to take our first class team forwards?

The role
We want you to make sure our people have the expertise to do an outstanding job. After all, there are hundreds of young people depending on them and their skills. You’ll work with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure our employees meet their needs, both now and in the future, creating career paths and succession plans, so we can achieve 75% internal promotion. This will take smart strategic thinking and an innovative L&D plan. But it will also involve you delivering training and solutions at our sites across the country. If you’re looking for a role that covers both, offering the best of both worlds, join us here at our rapidly growing Group.

Your profile
An experienced L&D professional, you’re used to working in a multi-site organisation and are comfortable leading others, managing projects, delivering training and using an LMS. Your skillset covers training evaluation, training needs analysis, organisation and commercial awareness. With a get-up-and-go nature, high levels of resilience and a natural coach and communicator, you’ll build and maintain great relationships. You’ll love getting out and meeting our people and be keen to help them go above and beyond, whatever their roles or remits. That means creating some innovative and highly effective L&D solutions.

For children with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. With our high staff-to-child ratio and in-house clinical teams, we’re proud to have won a reputation for excellence. Our aspirational homes, schools and ethos help us achieve the best possible outcomes. In short, we’re creating life opportunities.

We know you’re going to do great things. We offer a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector.You will receive a competitive salary, 35 days’ holiday, contributory pension (matched up to 5%) and a comprehensive induction, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax-free childcare vouchers.

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: Friday 5th October

Interviews: Week commencing 8th and 15th October

Reference: 36097124

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