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Head of Curriculum Learning & Technology

The Metropolitan Police
Hendon, Sidcup
£67,261 to £77,982 plus a location allowance £1,639 location allowance
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Specialist Area
Learning and Development
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Job Title: Head of Curriculum Learning & Technology

Salary: £67,261 to £77,982 plus a location allowance £1,639 location allowance. You will receive £67,261 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £77,982 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Hendon, Sidcup

The biggest police service in the UK. The boldest L&D ambitions.

Get ready to have the development of over 40,000 staff and officers in your hands. As Head of Curriculum & Learning at the Met Police, you’ll drive cultural change in learning so our team gets the best training and education around. With a city of eight million people depending on us, your work is critical. Could you transform learning at London’s biggest public sector body?

We’re looking for an HR Director-level leader for an exciting new challenge: developing a future-focused education vision for thousands of employees. Leading across the full L&D portfolio in collaboration with other senior-level leaders, you’ll make sure L&D makes the best use of education platforms and links with corporate-wide projects.

To achieve your aims, you’ll need to govern Central Services and shape its multi-disciplinary departments, recruiting to key roles. Acting as an HR Assessment Director for internal and external processes, you’ll ensure Central Services is equipped to skill and develop our workforce. It involves creating, introducing and managing a Learning Management System (LMS) that’s fully digitalised. Meanwhile, you’ll be advising wider heads of department, project managing L&D design and delivery, and representing the Met on national L&D forums. 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you’ll bring formidable expertise: a Learning & Development-related qualification and ideally a recognised L&D/Education, NPPV or CIPD qualification at level 1 or higher. You’ll combine this with significant experience of leading varied departments to deliver L&D outcomes through digital LMS. A role model for the learning profession, you’ll also have HR Director-level HR experience of recruitment processes plus a project management qualification.

Ultimately, we need a trusted senior partner with the communication skills to inspire, collaborate and lead. Commercially sharp and business focused, you can manage people, projects and finance.

Now more than ever is the time to join the Met Police. We want our team to be representative of our country and are looking to recruit people who understand and reflect the diverse communities we engage with every day.

Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, a competitive salary and a Civil Service pension, you'll also benefit from excellent career and professional development. If you’re looking to advance, we’ll support your progress.

Key Result Areas

  • Leading across the full L&D portfolio with fellow peer Heads of HQ (Supt) Head of Initial Recruit Learning (Band A) and Delivery Services (Police Commander), to develop a future face education vision which will help L&D interlink better with Corporate wide projects and utilise education platforms to their best potential. As well as reducing competing service demand across all these interlinked training delivery methods.
  • Executively govern ‘Central Services’ over the physical development, implementation and management of the Learning Management System training within the overarching Learning Operating Model plan towards the L&D agreed corporate direction.
  • Act as HR Assessment Director for both internal and external processes; ensure Central Services is fully staffed and skilled in line with the Learning Operation Model Program towards the ongoing L&D 5 year improvement planning.
  • Set the vision for ‘Central Services’ to respond to organizational priorities and engage with emerging opportunities to appropriately skill and develop the workforce by developing a future face education vision which will help L&D interlink better with Corporate wide projects and utilise education platforms to their best potential.
  • Secure funding for high risk/urgent delivery of new training content, then regulate that content meets best practice, complies with all quality measures, and ensure compliance with external inspection and auditing bodies i.e. OfS / QAA / Ofsted and ESFA.
  • Day-to-day performance management of Heads of departments (Band B & C) by setting clear KPIs to the ‘Met Direction’ as well as managing budgets and contracts with external training services providers.
  • Represent L&D and the MPS National Learning and Development forums.
  • Manage and secure external training content through government contract and procurement processes. Manage the contract and hold external stakeholders to account and deliverables.
  • Through the Strategic Learning & Development Board manage the competing training/learning risk against capability, also escalating solutions and design papers to the Assistant Commissioners Organisational Learning Board, where corporate governance is required.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV and online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 01/06/2022.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

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