Interim Head of Learning & Development

A year contract to cover maternity leave and play a key role in the delivery of the L&D and Engagement Strategy, based in Manchester.

The Interim Head of Learning & Development will report directly to the HR Director and managing a small team.

Client Details

Our client is a leading public sector organisation, head officed in Manchester.


As Interim Head of Learning & Development, this role is accountable for delivering the Engagement and Learning & Development objectives for the organisation, through a range of initiatives that support business needs and achieve excellent people engagement.

Key responsibilities will be:

* Working with key stakeholders to deliver the L&D strategy - maximising the potential of their people, managing talent, identifying learning needs across the organisation and overseeing the design and procurement of relevant learning initiatives.
* Overseeing all employee engagement activity and initiatives including forums, surveys and subsequent plans of action

* Reviewing and implementing relevant accreditations that support and recognise the work undertaken by the organisation
* Supporting the organisations approach to career development and succession planning, including creating career journeys and skills matrices, and identifying and creating learning opportunities.


The successful candidate for the Interim Head of Learning & Development will meet the following essential criteria:

* Experience of working at a senior strategic level with commercial focus
* Up to date knowledge of Learning and Development practices and challenges
* Experience of working to deadlines with excellent attention to detail and the ability to prioritise effectively
* Exceptional communication and influencing skills
* Educated to degree level and/or relevant experience and CIPD membership

Job Offer

Salary in the range £50,000 to £60,000 plus organisation benefits.

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