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Senior Learning and Development Manager – 66996
£35,248 – £47,337
Multiple Locations

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We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

The Parole Board operates staff values of kindness, empathy and non-judgement, we welcome candidates with these values.

About the Parole Board:

The Parole Board is an independent court-like body that is responsible for carrying out risk assessments on prisoners to determine whether they can be safely released into the community. We do that with great care and public protection is our top priority.  
All Parole Board decisions are solely focused on whether a prisoner would represent a significant risk to the public after release. Not all decisions Members make are popular, but they make these decisions fairly and objectively.

The Board is made up of about 180 members of secretariat staff based in our London Head Office and approximately 320 Members who make decisions on risk and hold hearings at prisons around the country. 

The Parole Board is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice.  Staff who work for the Parole Board Secretariat are Public Servants and not Civil Servants.

Job Title

Senior Learning and Development Manager

Department

People

Team

Learning and Development

Number of Posts

1

Reports to

Head of People, Learning and Development (HoPLD)

Job Purpose

This role supports the HoPLD in all learning and development related planning for the organisation, primarily strategizing, developing and delivering the continued professional development (CPD) programme for staff and members. 

You will oversee and ensure delivery of clear learning pathways for members and staff, clearly aligning these against the needs of the organisation, assessing learning deficits to ensure a consistent approach. 

You will ensure that Parole Board staff and members have sufficient training and developmental support to allow them to deliver the objectives of the Parole Board Business Plan and make quality decisions.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Activities and Actions relating to 

•    Delivery of CPD opportunities for member and staff
•    Develop new CPD opportunities for member and staff
•    Own and run the Parole Board Conference
•    Digitisation of learning 
•    Managing a team of 8

Primary Deliverables

•    Delivery of CPD programme members
•    Development of CPD programme for staff
•    Delivery of Parole Board Conference 

Person Specification

•    Demonstrable previous experience working in a training and events role, with evidence of:
•    Creating and developing training
•    Delivering online, hybrid and in person events 
•    Understanding of learning pathways and learning styles 
•    Skills and experience of
•    Relationship building 
•    Team management 
•    Approachable and collaborative
•    Good understanding of excel and data gathering 
•    Strong report writing skills
•    Change agent

Essential

•    Demonstrable understanding or experience of L&D
•    Demonstrable experience of planning events 
•    Excellent planning skills 
•    Natural relationship builder
•    Strong written and oral communication skills

Desirable

•    Understanding of the parole process
•    Strong presenting skills

Main Duties:

Strategic

•    Strategic development of CPD for staff and members to support succession planning and meet business needs.

Delivery of L&D CPD programme

•    Delivering the CPD programme for staff and members ensuring this develops to meet changing needs and fully utilises innovative approaches to L&D.
•    Embed new e-learning systems ensuring these are fully utilised, trackable and updated as an L&D tool
•    Delivery of large scale in person and hybrid events:
•    Parole Board Conference
•    New members training 
•    MCA training
•    Vulnerable prisoner questioning 
•    TACT training
•    Oversight of the apprenticeship scheme 
•    Support accreditation for members to ensure necessary resources to maintain business as usual while upholding standards.
•    Provide direction for the content, delivery and evaluation of training and events
•    From time to time to facilitate or deliver training

Data management

•    Maintain records and data to report on training needs, provisions and proposed changes. 
•    Identify development pathways linked to delivery of the Parole Board Business Plan and broader strategy.

Relationship building

•    Ensure that wider networks are fully utilised to best support the organisation and implementation of L&D activities
•    Work with other hubs and ALBs to develop relevant and best practice L&D

Other 

•    Other tasks appropriate to the role as assigned from time to time by the Head of People Learning & Development    

Behaviours

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

•    Developing Self and Others
•    Delivering at pace 

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the interview process:

•    Managing a quality service
•    Seeing the bigger picture 
•    Making effective decisions 
•    Communicating and Influencing

Accessibility

The Parole Board is a disability confident recruiter. Accessibility requests will be carefully considered and, where reasonable, actioned.

Whilst the Parole Board office is principally located in London, and, for the purposes of organisational management and administration, it is not required to conduct business in Welsh. However, the Parole Board welcomes applications from candidates who speak Welsh and English as part of its commitment to treat both languages on a basis of equality in the conduct of public business and administration of justice in Wales, so far as is both appropriate and reasonable, and to reflect the community it serves.

Recruitment campaigns will be conducted in English online.  

The Parole Board operates staff values of kindness, empathy and non-judgement, we welcome candidates with these values. 

Office requirements 

This role is hybrid. You will be required to spend 20% of your time in person contact. This is either at the PB office, an MoJ hub office, with PB colleagues, members or MoJ colleagues or in training. 

If you are a national candidate, please be aware that if successful you will be expected to attend the Canary Wharf office at least quarterly for team or staff meetings. Travel for these purposes will be reimbursed for national employees.

This role will require some travel outside of these requirements. 

Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is Basic Check. 

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Strengths. At the sift stage you will be assessed against Behaviours and Experience. 

Should a large number of applications be received, the initial sift may be conducted using alead behaviour. This will be the behaviour which is listed first in the JD.

Salary

The national salary range is £35,248 - £43,144, London salary range is £36,805 - £47,337. Your salary will be dependent on your base location.

Additional Information

This role is hybrid. You will be required to spend 20% of your time in person contact. This is either at the PB office, an MoJ hub office, with PB colleagues, members or MoJ colleagues or in training.

If you are a national candidate, please be aware that if successful you will be expected to attend the Canary Wharf office at least quarterly for team or staff meetings. Travel for these purposes will be reimbursed for national employees.

This role will require some travel outside of these requirements.

The Parole Board offers a range of benefits:

For nationally advertised campaigns, candidates will be appointed to their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) on the completion of pre-employment checks.

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 Parole Board is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.

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.

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 moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.