Skills and Development Manager

Leeds, England
£35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
03 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
Lorna Shakespeare
Specialist Area
Learning and Development
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Your new role
The key purpose of this job is to lead the organisations skills agenda, skills & development and apprenticeship strategies to support delivery of strategic objectives in relation to skills development alongside leading the delivery of internal skills & development business support service.
Initiate and lead the design and implementation of new/enhanced policies, systems and approaches at the organisation. You will be expected to act as a subject matter expert, providing specialist advice on skills & development to internal/external stakeholders and partners.

Key responsibilities will include:

Strategy and Planning
* Develop and lead the implementation of operating plans for an area of specialism, to support the achievement of wider functional/organisational goals.
People Management
* Lead, motivate and engage team members, monitoring performance, to ensure a high-performing and cohesive team which works in a collaborative manner consistent with the organisations values.
* Provide individually tailored development support including timely feedback to enable high performance and appropriate career progression.
Business Support
* Partner with relevant area to understand their strategic goals and provide subject matter expertise to support and facilitate effective decision-making.
Customer Service
* Develop and manage ongoing relationships with key stakeholders to identify and deliver solutions that benefit all parties.
Advice and Information
* Provide technical guidance, support and coaching to others in order to share knowledge and develop technical understanding within relevant discipline.
* Provide technical guidance and recommendations as a subject matter expert to support projects or business activities.
Data Management Analysis and Reporting
* Analyse highly-complex data, and produce highly-complex reports, or oversee the reporting cycle in own area of specialism, to be used by senior management in the decision-making process.
Policy Process and Systems
* Contribute to the development of new/ enhanced policies, processes and systems, and lead on the implementation of improvements in a defined area of professional services.
* Act as a champion for all new organisational policies and procedures to ensure these are embed and adopted into everyday activity across the business.
Stakeholder Management
* Develop stakeholder communication strategies and maintain strong trusting relationships with key stakeholder groups to influence and decisions and protect the interests of the organisation, and its partners and stakeholders.
Project Management
* Contribute professional expertise/knowledge and provide advice to support the successful delivery of projects or oversee and co-ordinate teams to ensure the effective delivery of projects.
Financial Management
* Contribute to the development of and lead the control of relevant budgets to ensure value for money and cost control.
Risk Management and Compliance
* Monitor and challenge business processes where risks are identified in order to ensure the business remains compliant with relevant legislation and regulations.
Supplier Management
* Manage the tendering process to select contracts for the delivery of services, and provide ongoing oversight to, and engagement with, large suppliers/contractors to ensure maximum value for money.

What you'll get in return
This is a great opportunity to work within a busy and rewarding role for a successful organisation based in the Leeds area.

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