Learning & Development Manager – Learning & Development

Job Ref:LDMLD062021

Learning & Development Manager – Learning & Development
Salary: £31,448
Job Ref No: LDMLD062021
Hours: 37hrs
Location: Liverpool
Contract type: Permanent

PSS in a nutshell

At PSS, we’ve got an important job to do; and that’s to help people make the most of their lives – whatever life throws at them. Whether you’re working directly with the people who use our services, or behind the scenes in one of our offices, every day you’ll be helping to make other people feel happier, healthier and more supported.

We’re a social enterprise or, as we like to call it – a ‘business with a heart’. This means that all the money we make goes back into finding new ways to support people. We’ve got offices across Merseyside, Wales, Lincolnshire, Manchester, the Midlands, Norfolk and Suffolk where we’re making our stamp.

 What’s our learning and development team all about?

 We’re proud as punch to have been around since 1919 and there’s no big secret to why we’re looking this great at 102-years-old. It’s the product of our genuine, determined, open-minded, professional and big-hearted staff, who work their socks off to keep us growing in the right, awesome direction. Our learning and development team are the powerhouse behind them, providing our people with the tools, the knowledge and the confidence they need to keep soaring to new heights.

It’s our mission to be around for future generations which means we never want to stop innovating and challenging the boundaries of the support we provide to so many people. Staff expertise are a big deal around here – and for good reason; the people who use our services deserve nothing less than the very best. In order to achieve this, it’s crucial that our people never stop learning and developing. It’ll be your job to support our social care and office-based teams to be awesome for the people who matter most – those we support.

What you’ll do as learning and development manager

Based in our head office in Liverpool, Eleanor Rathbone House, you’ll be responsible for developing and rolling out learning opportunities to support our teams to be great in their roles. You’ll support central and operational teams, offering a flexible approach that understands the various roles and responsibilities we have around here and that everyone is different.

You’ll be responsible for supporting our organisation to be great with the right mix of high quality and cost-effective learning opportunities to meet organisational, team and individual needs.

Things you’ll be responsible for:

  • The big-picture or strategic stuff – working with the head of learning and development in the development and delivery of a learning and development strategy and the development of learning needs analysis across the organisation to support this.
  • Leading on all our leadership/management and soft skills development and delivery and being the ‘go-to’ person for staff professional development.
  • Being inspired by the latest trends in the learning and development world, to develop innovative and creative learning solutions that advance our learning opportunities.

What you’ll need:

  • A qualification in learning and development at Level 5 or above or comparable expertise through study or experience.
  • Knowledge of 70/20/10, blended learning, use of learning management systems, IT skills and information to support the delivery of learning and development opportunities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain effective relationships with people right across PSS and our external suppliers.
  • Experience of developing and delivering leadership/management and soft skills workshops within an organisation (this can be any sort of organisation but if your experience is in a health/social care setting this will be a bonus).
  • Experience of managing staff.
  • Experience of delivering learning through virtual methods and driving digital learning, including best practice and use of a learning management system
  • Self-belief and drive, along with a positive and ‘can do’ attitude.

Candidates who consider themselves to be disabled will also be given the opportunity to attend an interview if they meet the essential criteria for the role. 

 Key dates

  • Closing date – 29th June 2021

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