Salary: £28,129.95 to £34,381.05 per annum
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Head Office, South Manchester
Benefits: Competitive pension, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing with service, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans for public transport plus much more.
About the role:
Reporting to the Learning & Development (L&D) Manager, the People Development Specialist is responsible for ensuring that Great Places embeds a colleague led learning culture where continuous development is prioritised at all levels.
Leading the delivery of development initiatives and activities through our Academy of Greatness, they will ensure all colleagues have access to a wide range of relevant and high-quality learning opportunities to enhance personal and organisational effectiveness and performance. The remit of this role will cover the full training cycle, with ownership for the completion of an annual organisation wide in depth training needs analysis followed by the design, development, delivery and evaluation of L&D initiatives to deliver the TNA outcomes within our wider learning Academy programme.
You will develop and deliver L&D activities that are aligned to our Vision and Values and support the delivery of our People and Engagement strategies and ensure the delivery of a proactive and high-quality L&D advisory service to all of our colleagues.
To be successful in this role you will be CIPD Qualified at Level 5 and above or alternative L&D certification and hold a Train the Trainer certification at Level 3 or above. Also, you will hold an Assessor and Verifier qualifications (CAVA, TAQA, A1 / V1 or equivalent) as well as a Psychometric testing certification (Saville WAVE or SDI an advantage).
You will have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing accompanied with experience in coaching and mentoring at all levels, creating a learning culture and ethos of high performance and delivering a range of training initiatives to colleagues at all levels; range from bite sized sessions to in-depth learning programmes.
You must possess strong IT skills; able to perform at an advanced level, in particular on Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and have strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects at any one time. Ideally you will have an understanding of L&D theory and best practice and how to build & develop high performance teams.
You may have experience of the following: Learning Coordinator, Learning Manager Learning and Development Coordinator, Learning and Development Officer, L&D, L&D Coordinator, Training Officer, Training Coordinator, Talent Coordinator, Talent Management, Learning Management, Supplier Relationship, HR Coordinator, HR Officer, etc.
About our company:
Great Places Housing Group is not your average housing association. We are a forward-thinking, profit-for-purpose business that works hard to improve the lives of residents in our 19,000 homesacross the North West and Yorkshire.
Our work doesn’t stop at our customers’ front door. The surplus we make is invested back into the business to fund building new homes and to provide a full range of support services for some of the most vulnerable members of society including the homeless, young parents, older people and those with mental health needs.
We are extremely proud of our dedicated, passionate and friendly colleagues who live our values and work hard to make a difference every day. Working for us you will be part of something special and in return, we offer a competitive package with a range of enhanced benefits, and learning and development opportunities to help you achieve and exceed your potential.
We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.