Learning and Organisational Development Manager

Negotiable Location
23 Aug 2019
08 Sep 2019
Specialist Area
Learning and Development
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time

At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too. We're number 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

At the RCN we aspire to be a top employer, and you could have a key role in enabling us to achieve this as our new Learning and Organisational Development Manager. Leading a team of OD Advisers, you'll help the RCN to deliver its aims and objectives through its people by overseeing the design, delivery and evaluation of learning and organisational development initiatives, activities and interventions that drive organisational success. Whether championing the importance of learning, shaping organisational culture or advising on organisational design, this role, both through your direct impact and the work of your team, contributes in a very real way to making the RCN an organisation that people want to work for.

As part of the HR team at either our Central London or Cardiff Gate offices - whichever suits you best, and with some travel between the two - your role will be both strategic and responsive in its approach, seeking to ensure that the employee experience at the RCN is one that reflects our values and ambitions as a trade union and professional body. Day-to-day, your activities will cover the breadth of learning, organisational development and employee engagement activity - helping to ensure that we get the very best out of our people by developing their skills and knowledge, listening to their voice and responding to their feedback. You'll not only deliver against our ambitious agenda in HR but also support senior managers to affect change and engage staff in the work of the RCN across all four corners of the UK. We're a small team and it's a job full of possibilities because alongside your core duties you'll have the opportunity to get involved in other pieces of work across the HR department and beyond to develop your knowledge and skills even further - helping you to realise your potential whilst making a real difference to the working lives of our people here at the RCN.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our people. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days. Happy to talk flexible working Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. At times the role will require you to work outside of normal hours and travel to other locations - but equally we want you to have the flexibility you'll need to balance your employment with your commitments outside of work, so there are a range of flexible working arrangements that all our staff can ask for. We will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

To join us you'll be an accomplished learning and organisational development professional, with experience of developing, implementing and monitoring learning and organisational development strategies, programmes and initiatives. Your experience will be underpinned by your strong level of contemporary knowledge of organisational design and development, learning and employee engagement as well as a coaching qualification, or equivalent experience. With general management experience - including managing people, budgets and suppliers - you will be able to demonstrate your ability to diagnose complex people situations, identify and implement appropriate solutions, deploy excellent coaching, mediation and facilitation skills, as well as manage projects competently and robustly. Ideally your learning and organisational development focus will sit as part of your broader understanding and experience of generalist HR activity including having successfully managed casework and working within the HR function of a unionised, multisite organisation.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing, all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible. Times are changing for our HR team at the moment as we're exploring changes to what we do and how we do it which might mean that this role looks a little different by the time we come to interview candidates. I

If you'd like to know more about what's happening here at the RCN or to ask any questions you might have about the role please contact Liz Laughton, Head of HR & People Development, on 02920 546 496.

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact recruit@rcn.org.uk

To apply for this role, please visit our website.

Closing Date: Sunday 8 September 2019.

Interviews: Central London, 8 October 2019

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