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9 months ago
Avon and Somerset Police
Salary: £56.5k per year + benefits
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Avon and Somerset Police
Category: HR Training Jobs

Head of Learning – £56.5k pa, Bristol.

Your new organisation: The Avon and Somerset force is a large employer in the South West and made up of over 5000 Police Officers, staff and volunteers. It is structured into four main operational policing functions and is currently reshaping its enabling services units which form a backbone to its effective operation.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is positioned to provide an exciting career. It’s transforming and you’ll contribute to the journey. It has a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force. If you’re looking for a fresh challenge which offers variety and a genuine opportunity to broaden your experience, Avon and Somerset is the force for you.

Your new role: This is one of a number of senior roles and you’ll enjoy an unrivalled opportunity to play a part in continued progress. This pivotal role supports the transformation and is focused on:

  • Contributing to the development and delivery of the people strategy and plans to drive improvement in policing outcomes through a healthy, inclusive, engaged and productive workforce. Designing and implementing a L&D strategy in a regulated environment through collaboration and innovation – managing the function overall rather than personally delivering training.

  • Embedding a learning culture across a large multidisciplinary organisation and upskilling at all levels including induction programmes through to leadership development. Embedding an inclusive culture into all training, learning and development, making sure it reflects the principles of valuing diversity, fairness and equality. Contributing to and developing regional and other collaborative arrangements and activities to maximise impact and best use of resources.

  • Managing and developing a large training team to provide outstanding learning, embed best practice, policies and procedures whilst always raising standards and efficiencies. Managing resources and outputs associated with providing a blended learning programme which works in a 24/7 operation. Building relationships and collaborating with both internal and external departments, partners and stakeholders to achieve organisational objectives.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills to manage a large team of Trainers to ensure the delivery of thousands of learning interventions each year. Proven track record of effectively delivering through the team to achieve the essential standards and operational excellence in a multisite setting across a volume number of staff.

  • Ability to understand the needs of the organisation and stakeholders - translate this into a comprehensive learning programme which provides the required depth and breadth of knowledge, achieves desired behaviours and measurable outputs. Well versed in working in a complex change environment e.g. linking to organisational development initiatives, workforce planning and the national agenda. A questioning mind set to identify root issues, explore and provide alternative/innovative methods to change behaviours.

  • Ideally you are educated to degree level or a significant level of relevant experience of equivalence and membership of a relevant professional body. The post holder should ideally hold a full current driving licence or be able to travel around the force using alternative transport. Please note: Vetting will be conducted on applicants.

What you'll get in return: Avon and Somerset offer a unique, stimulating and rewarding career with an opportunity to make a real difference to the community. In addition you will benefit from: Generous annual leave – 26 to 32 days per annum, career development opportunities, financial wellbeing schemes, free parking at some sites, health & wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits, support associations and networks, Police Staff Insurance Scheme, maternity and paternity benefits as well as a competitive pension scheme - Avon & Somerset offer membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

What you need to do now: If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

Closing date: Monday 28th May 2018. Final interviews for this post will take place week commencing 4th June 2018.

Hays is the exclusive recruitment partner for this opportunity and handling all applications.

For more information please visit:

hays .co.uk/jobs/avon-and-somerset-police

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