Defence Digital Learning and Development Lead

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  • Sector:

    HR, Civil Service Recruitment, Public Sector

  • Job type:

    Part-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £40,000 salary pro rata to hours worked (12)

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Duration:

    Flexible working, Job share, Part-time

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We provide digital and technology services to our Armed Forces, ensuring they can operate securely via radio, satellite, and the internet. Operating at scale, with an annual budget in excess of £2Bn and a diverse team of 2,500 colleagues, we're aiming to make our Armed Forces some of the most technologically advanced in the world. To do that we're growing our capabilities in disciplines like data science, automation and cyber security. If you can see yourself contributing to the world of Defence digital and technology, the next chapter of your career may be with us.


Job description

What you will be doing

This role is part of the Defence Digital (DD) HLB Human Resources Function, responsible for delivering Human Resources Services across the HLB. The function develops and delivers the people strategy, ensuring a diverse, inclusive and skilled workforce to enable the HLB to meet its business objectives with posts undertaking a variety of tasking across the 9 Civil Service HR job families. This post operates at Level 2 in the Civil Service HR Career Pathway.
This post sits with the DD HLB Human Resources Grow and Develop pillar. The team oversees the DD Learning and Development strategy and delivery to measure, report and up skill critical technical and leadership capabilities. Additional responsibilities include: DD talent, succession and pinch-point management; apprenticeship management; training and engagement; development of DD career pathways; delivering DD future leadership programme; training administration and management of the L&D Portal.

This role is a job share, (12 hours per week, to be worked flexibly over 2 or 3 days). Job share partners will each have lead responsibilities and will also support their partner in delivering their objectives and undertake additional activities in support.

Defence Digital operates an organisation model in which every individual belongs to a function. The successful applicant will be posted into one of the defined Professional Functions on Standard Terms of Reference for the grade.

The Head of Function for each Professional Group determines the Continuous Professional Development path for their function as well as approving opportunities across Defence Digital for agile resourcing.

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In particular this role is responsible for:
Talent Management/Intervention design and deployment
- Design, develop and implement talent management interventions that meet the objectives of the Strategic Workforce Plan, including the HLB Future Leaders programme, Leadership Development programmes for staff below Band B (Grade 7), graduate and undergraduate development schemes.
Training needs analysis lead and associated learning provision design and delivery
- Learning & Development (L&D) subject matter expert (SME). Implement a programme of regular engagement with stakeholders to identify technical and leadership and management training needs and priorities, setting the strategy to deliver these requirements that delivers to the widest audience possible across the HLB, in accordance with the 70/20/10 model, exploiting available technology such as the Defence Learning Environment (DLE) on-line learning platform and Skype and ensuring compliance with departmental policy, delivering value for money (vfm) to optimise training budgets and ensure critical needs are met.
- Build relationships with internal and external delivery partners and suppliers to ensure understanding the context of delivery and ensure a quality service.
-- Design and Deliver communications activities to ensure HLB staff understand the range of learning and development opportunities available to them and how to access them including developing and managing content for the Sharepoint Learning and Skills Portal, newsletters and other promotional activities including Learning at Work week.
The primary responsibility for the successful applicant will be delivery of the Future Leaders Development Programme and managing the development offer to the Senior Leadership Team.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

Apply today!