Learning & Development Manager
The starting salary for this role is £47,778 per annum, based on a 36-hour working week.
This is an 18-month fixed term contract/secondment opportunity.
We are excited to be hiring a new Learning & Development Manager to join our fantastic Academy team based at Woodhatch Place in Reigate.
We are extremely supportive of agile working and want you to create a balance that works for you as much as it works for the role. To be effective in this role you will spend time with a range of stakeholders so some travel around Surrey will be required. You will be able to organise and plan your diary and if you want to work your hours in a particular pattern, have a chat with us and we will do what we can to make it work.
This is a special piece of work, and a fantastic opportunity for the right person. Could that be you?
What we can offer you:
- 26 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays), rising to 28 days after 2 years and 30 days after 5 years, with the option to also buy additional leave if required.
- Employee Assistance Programme.
- Car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff for more information.
About the role
As part of a pioneer workforce initiative across social care and health in Surrey, we have developed a project to create an accreditation framework and accredited learning centre for the Care Certificate. As someone who already knows about the incredible work done by our social care workforce, you may already be familiar with the Care Certificate. In case you're not, the Care Certificate was developed by Skills for Care and Health Education England. It is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors. It is made up of the 15 minimum standards that should be covered if you are 'new to care' and should form part of a robust induction programme. However, the Care Certificate has never been accredited which means even people experienced in the care sector have to complete it every time they move between employers. It also means that there is no independent, consistent assessment of the learning and knowledge of care workers. We think that their professionalism and skills deserve to be recognised and accredited.
In your application, we would love to hear about:
We are looking for someone who is as passionate about the work delivered by our social care workforce, as they are about learning and development. Could that be you?
As someone who is passionate about learning and developing people, you will have a strong track record of delivering, assessing and verifying accredited learning as well as experience of working closely with external awarding bodies. You will also be someone who is passionate about inclusion in learning. You will require many ideas of strategies you could implement to overcome barriers to participation for adult learners, whatever their background and experience.
At Surrey we work together openly and honestly to provide our residents with an excellent service that is inclusive and respectful of all. We offer a wide range of benefits that allow you to develop within your career without having to sacrifice your work/life balance.
You can read more about our benefits, vision and values on our website by clicking apply.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 05/06/2023
Interviews will take place on the 13th June 2023.
This is an 18 month fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.