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Head of Operational Learning and Professionalism (Head of Learning and Development)

Kent Fire and Rescue Service
Maidstone, Kent
£62,464 - £68,144
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Specialist Area
Learning and Development
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

Head of Operational Learning and Professionalism (Head of Learning and Development)

Location – Maidstone

Hybrid working available: 3 days a week on site

Grade 10 - £62,464 - £68,144

37 hours per week

Ref – VR1235


Being a part of Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Everyone is unique. Everyone has value. Everyone helps to make Kent Fire and Rescue Service a great place to work. We are one team. Together with our customers we are creating a safer future for Kent and Medway.


Being the Head of Operational Learning and Professionalism

Learning and professionalism are core to being a great firefighter and Kent Fire and Rescue Service is a leading organisation dedicated to safeguarding our customers through excellence in fire emergency response, and customer safety. You will lead on transforming and developing a team and department committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and operational effectiveness. 

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join us as the Head of Operational Learning and Professionalism, where you will focus on maximising the use of our resources to further develop our operational training offering so we continue to deliver a service that maintains and develops competencies of our firefighters. You will be responsible for supporting the continued future development of operational training, ensuring our people uphold the highest standards of training, learning and professionalism when delivering their roles.

What you’ll do

Lead the transformation of the Technical Training and professionalism team delivering hundreds of learning events to thousands of firefighters each year, ensuring . Build and maintain trusted relationships with stakeholders to influence and promote good practice. Monitor, review and engage with policies, procedures, investigations and audits to ensure compliance operational training requirements. Delivery of high quality and timely management information, data and analytics on all aspects of learning & development activity across the organisation, to ensure that an effective service is being delivered and to inform future development. Create innovative new blended learning across face to face and digital platforms.

What you’ll bring

Knowledge and experience delivering training and managing teams delivering training Ability to plan and prioritise work activities to respond to dynamic issues as well as set deadlines The leadership skills to guide, support and motivate colleagues The ability to lead the development and oversee the implementation of a culture of continuous learning and development across Operational roles and learning, aligned with the requirements of strategic plans.

How to apply

Please complete an online application and CV by midnight on 18 April 2024

Interviews will take place on.

Please note that as part of the selection process you will be required to give a presentation during the interview.

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to create the best working environment that we can possibly offer.


Kent Fire and Rescue Service, its employees and volunteers, are committed to safeguarding, protecting and supporting children, young people and adults at risk. As part of our safer recruitment process, we will undertake pre-employment checks to verify your suitability for the role. These checks will include your references and a standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Enhanced DBS check with barred lists are carried out for roles with direct and unsupervised access to children, young people and adults at risk. Risk assessments will be undertaken on any disclosures identified as part of the pre-employment checks.


As a Public Sector organisation with added responsibilities under the Equality Act, 2010 the candidate must demonstrate an understanding of what is meant by Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and how this fits in with their everyday work.


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