Head of Learning & Development

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Worcester, Worcestershire
£53,519 to £56,706
06 Jan 2022
26 Jan 2022
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Job Title: Head of Learning & Development
Salary: £53,519 to £56,706
Full-Time: 35 hours
Location: County Hall, Worcester

About us
Our ambition is to ensure our workforce has the skills and expertise to offer the best support for our communities and to build a successful and growing local economy.  That’s why we’re passionate about learning and personal development. We do everything we can to help our people develop the skills and behaviours they need to thrive here. 

The role – Head of Learning and Development
Reporting to the Assistant Director for HR, OD and Engagement you will be a member of an ambitious HR, OD and Engagement Leadership Team. Your expertise will underpin our new workforce strategy by improving workforce capabilities and performance. Supported by a team of over 40, you’ll identify council-wide learning and development requirements and translate them into the design and delivery of solutions. From apprenticeships to social work qualifications, you’ll equip our workforce with the skills they need helping to achieve a high performance culture. You’ll also be ready for the challenge of leading, shaping and developing your own team: your transformation plan for the Learning & Development function will see us implement new ways of working and deliver even greater efficiencies. 

The Person
This is a leadership role demanding substantial experience of the design, delivery, commissioning and evaluation of learning and development solutions. Having worked at a senior level, you’ll have significant experience of change management and a record of success in achieving sustainable improvements.   With a post graduate qualification or equivalent compensatory experience, you’ll have strong technical knowledge of different approaches to learning and development.  

Capable of carrying out training needs analysis across a number of sectors, you’ll also understand systematic measurement and monitoring of processes.  Public sector experience is desirable. 


In return, you can look forward to (per annum, pro rata for part-time) :

• 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
• 35-hour working week, with flexible working, including remote working opportunities
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training.
• Excellent opportunities for career progression
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts

Disability Confident:  

We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. 

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.


Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.


Applications are invited to apply for this role. 

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 26th January 2022 
Anticipated Interview Date: w/c 7th February 2022

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