DfT/309/17/DVLA Learning and Development Manager

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Swansea (Abertawe)
£37,428 - £41,173
09 May 2017
14 May 2017
Are you a self starter with a passion for lifelong learning? This is an excellent opportunity for a professional Learning and Development Manager to work with our senior leaders across Operations and Customer Service Directorate (OCSD). You will partner with the Senior Management team across the largest directorate within the DVLA working with them to define and deliver their talent strategy aligned to the Operation Delivery Profession (ODP). You will lead the development and delivery of a learning strategy aligned to the future requirements of OCSD in order to develop a talent pipeline to meet future needs. You'll be a champion for continual professional development and have the ability and presence to build a culture to encourage this. Additional Role responsibilities: • To lead the design, development and delivery of OCSD Talent Programmes • To support the development and retention of high potential individuals through the design of L&D interventions; addressing skills gaps identified or to develop new skills capabilities within the Agency to align to future Agency strategic direction • Lead, plan and co-ordinate Department for Transport Operational Delivery Profession steer group requirements • To use MI to critically evaluate the impact and cost-effectiveness of any L&D interventions, supporting and implementing changes to programmes by continuous improvement, increasing cost-effectiveness and meeting the business requirements more robustly • To build and utilise strong cross Agency relationships e.g. HR Learning Talent and Capability • Review, monitor and evaluate inclusivity across all OCS initiatives, to actively promote inclusivity, diversity and equality; Promote development opportunities to under-represented groups • To develop stakeholder relationships with relevant external groups • Build and publish a L&D delivery plan, outlining talent programmes, and calendar of L&D interventions and other learning and development opportunities through the year • Provide leadership; line management and support team development We are looking for you to take ownership of the learning and talent strategy, working autonomously to build and develop a best in class service. You will have hands-on experience of a wide range of learning methods, and an awareness of the factors influencing the best-fit method to meet an identified learning need. You will have previous experience of co-ordinating learning needs analysis and designing subsequent learning programmes. You will have the ability to coach, influence and engage with senior stakeholders and be able to prioritise and manage your workload effectively. You will be forward thinking, organised and have a track record of planning ahead, demonstrating clarity of thinking and problem solving. Skills & Experiences you will bring to the role: • Significant L&D experience, ideally some of which has been in the public sector • Ability to challenge skilfully, whilst maintaining strong relationships • Strong interpersonal and relationship building capability, with L&D consultancy skills • Demonstrates experience of leading a team, creating an open, dynamic working environment, which encourages them to flourish and grow • Collaborative style, able to bring others together, and with the resilience and determination to achieve goals It would be great if you had ODP Level 7 or the motivation to work towards this. For your CV and personal statement please provide detailed evidence of how you meet the requirements of the role using the job profile, person specification and job advert as a guide for your response. Please note that any part of the Job Profile could be tested at sift/interview. Benefits Pensions Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates. Benefits Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with it are excellent. The package includes generous leave entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare arrangements. You'll also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent. Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass basic security checks . Nationality statement Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules . If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK. Selection process details Please complete the CV / supporting document that is on your application and submit by the closing date advertised, if not completed, your application will not be considered. For your CV and personal statement please provide detailed evidence of how you meet the requirements of the role using the job profile, person specification and job advert as a guide for your response. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here . Eligibility Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department. Working for the Civil Service The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Salary: £37,428 - £41,173. Date posted: 28/04/2017