Learning and Development Manager

Job Category: Social Care
Reference HQ00022846
Service Adult Social Care
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 8 months
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Part-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week Two or three days per week.
Rate £22.92 per hour, PAYE

About the job:

On behalf of North Northamptonshire Council, Opus People Solutions are seeking an experienced Learning and Development Manager to complete a temporary assignment for a period of eight months.

This is a part time role for two or three days per week. The role will be based at Angel Square, Northampton, but will be county wide as and when required. The role also offers hybrid working.

YAs a Learning and Development Manager you will lead the development and delivery of Learning and Development programmes for customers including Adults Social Care, Communities and Wellbeing.  In partnership with customers/stakeholders, develop best practice solutions using in-house and external capability that supports the common programme and specialist areas that embrace new ways of working, exploiting technology. You will deliver workforce development activities that support transformational change, senior training and manage a team of Learning and Development advisers, trainers and assessors.

  • To manage a team of Learning and Development Advisors, Trainers, Assessors and budget to support the delivery of workforce development activities that support transformational change.
  • To develop and implement programmes and training to enable change, including innovative learning and development solutions.
  • To advise the Interim Head of Learning and Development (L&D) and team on innovative and creative solutions
  • To implement an L&D strategy following a skills and capability gap analysis process to inform the development of L&D frameworks for key customers/stakeholders.
  • To develop a resourcing strategy to blend in house learning with cost effective commissioning of the external market to ensure the L&D requirements can be delivered effectively.
  • To develop opportunities to work in partnership with other agencies to deliver a value for money L&D programme of activity across multi-sited / multi faceted organisations
  • To liaise with the rest of HR on the L&D requirements of customers
  • To develop a range of interventions that will ensure the embedding of the culture and behavioural changes necessary to create effective leaders and managers; outstanding and valued employees who have the capability to provide excellent services to customers and manage change effectively.
  • To manage the development and delivery of a core skills learning and development programme to build in-house capability.
  •  Develop strategies and tools for the cascading and embedding of leadership and management competency frameworks incorporating these into learning programmes, plans and policies to drive through improved performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Oversee the design, delivery or commissioning of appropriate training courses and other learning interventions, by networking and finding best practice to become market leaders.

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Why choose Opus?


We get sight of all temporary and interim vacancies for Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils first. By working through Opus, you will be notified of the job opportunities before any other recruitment agencies are even aware.


We have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the public sector, with many of our employees having previously worked for and with both Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils for several years.


In the last month alone, we filled 95% of jobs using our own pool of registered candidates. The remainder went out to our trusted supply chain.


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