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Learning & Development Manager – 44697
£24,002 - £34,105
Multiple Locations

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Overview 

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people in England and Wales who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance. We are an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), set up in 2007 following the introduction of the Mental Capacity Act of 2005. 
OPG is responsible for registering lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA) and supervising deputies who are appointed by the Court of Protection.

The role of Learning & Development Manager can be based at either of OPG’s offices in Birmingham and Nottingham and occasional travel between sites is a requirement of the role.

OPG is currently going through an extensive period of organisational change. This will be delivered by our transformation programme – “OPG 2025”. The ambitious plan is about changing the way we provide services. It will help us meet the growing needs of our users, partners and our stakeholders. It will make sure our users experience a better level of support. Overall, it will help us to respond to the changing needs of society. This is so we can better support adults at risk and create high-quality services that are accessible and affordable.

Job description
The central Learning and Development team play key a role in developing the workforce within OPG which is vital to our growth as an organisation. The key purpose of this role is to develop and implement capability plans to support the delivery of the OPG business plan. 
This role will be to support the current team in delivering the key strategic objectives for Office of the Public Guardian. This will include activities relating to the new OPG People Strategy.
Person Specification 
You will be experienced within learning and development field with an interest in developing leaders and management with the following attributes: 
•    Strong experience of design and delivery of skills programmes
•    Ability to produce and present learning materials in an accessible and engaging manner
•    Strong communication and interpersonal skills
•    Ability to influence and gain credibility with all levels of staff and “sell” the benefits of on-going staff development
•    Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects
•    Ability to work under pressure and take a flexible approach to service delivery
•    Excellent attention to detail 
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
Your duties may include but are not limited to:
•    The design, coordination and delivery of a central programme of learning interventions that build capability in priority areas
•    Developing creative and innovative learning solutions to maximise learning opportunities and build capability across the organisation
•    Managing and developing staff effectively and fairly, ensuring that all performance management processes are completed for all staff 
•    Cultivating an environment for mentoring and coaching of staff, within the team and wider business 
•    Managing the implementation of learning solutions from initial consultation to evaluation where appropriate 
•    Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to ensure business capability needs are met and the ability to share knowledge and expertise with other government departments 
•    Collating, maintaining and reporting to senior managers on evidence of L&D activities 
•    Submitting papers to executives for sign off for new people strategy activities 
•    Continuing to develop a learning framework for job roles across OPG in line with a quality framework. 
Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Essential Criteria
•    Experience in the development of L&D products – needs analysis, design, delivery and evaluation
•    Experience of using Microsoft computer packages, i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Skype and PowerPoint
•    Proficiency in written and oral communication
•    Experience of working collaboratively with senior stakeholders to develop, design, deliver and review learning plans and interventions.
Desirable Criteria
•    Experience of working in an L&D consultancy role
•    Experience of working with external suppliers
•    CIPD or relevant qualification
Additional Requirements
The ability to travel between OPG sites, Birmingham, Nottingham and occasionally London.

Application process

This recruitment will follow the Success Profiles process and test your experience, behaviours and strengths.
You are invited to complete a Personal Statement of up to 1000 words capturing your suitability for the role based on the job description, essential and desirable criteria. Your statement should focus clearly on outlining your suitability for the post and what you feel you would gain in your personal development from the role.  
If you are successful at sift, you will be invited to an interview which will follow the Success Profiles process. At interview candidates should expect strength-based questions and questions relating to the following Civil Service behaviours:
•    Delivering at pace
•    Communicating and influencing
•    Developing self and others
As part of the interview you will also be asked to prepare a 10 minute presentation demonstrating ‘How to design the perfect learning intervention’.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Salary, Working Arrangements & Benefits 
Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Pension 

The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best. 

Training 

The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities. 

Flexible working hours 

Requests for part-time contracts will be considered in line with business needs. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.

Benefits

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service.

There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Pension

The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Training

The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.

Support

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits,retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Networks

The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

1-    To Shared Service Connected Ltd (0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com);

2-    To Ministry of Justice Resourcing (resourcing-services@justice.gov.uk);

3-    To the Civil Service Commission (details available here)

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There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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