Learning and Development Business Partner – Remote

Learning and Development Business Partner – Remote

Job title:       Learning & Development Business
Partner
Location:       Remote – home based with occasional travel required
Salary:            £35,000
– £40,000 depending on experience

               

Helping talent thrive.
It starts with our winning team.

Our handpicked, trusted people demonstrate their specialist
knowledge in all that they do, and through our infectious and transferable
passion and energy, we motivate and invigorate those around us to be the best
they can be.

Paragon Skills are an Ofsted Grade ‘Good’ provider, winning
awards such as Care Services Apprenticeship Provider of the Year in 2021 and
being awarded Gold for both Investors in People, and Investors in Young People.
We are very proud of these successes, which have earned us the title of one of
the UK’s leading training providers.

About the role:

A
newly created L&D Business Partner role is available within our award winning
People Team. You will bring the L&D strategy into the forefront of our
business by demonstrating how your work contributes positively and adds true
value to the bottom line.

With
a passion for learning and development, you will lead the delivery of L&D
initiatives to support our talented colleagues to deliver an outstanding
experience to our learners. As the L&D expert in the team, you will use
your many years of training experience to successfully deliver on our L&D
strategy.

What will you be
doing?

·        
Be responsible for the creation and roll out of
a wide range of learning and development programmes, using your own toolkit of
resources to enhance the existing L&D provision

·        
Lead on the planning and delivery of Corporate
Induction, ensuring resources are regularly updated to reflect key business
changes

·        
Be closely involved with the digital
transformation of our internal learning and development journey

·        
Develop and fulfil our L&D strategy by
developing engaging and successful learning and development programmes, taking
into account individual learning styles and project managing key L&D
initiatives

·        
Work with key stakeholders to identify training
and development needs and trends within the business

·        
Proactively seek new innovative ways to manage
training delivery, both remotely and face to face

·        
Allocate and monitor the completion of mandatory
training including Safer Recruitment and includED

·        
Be responsible for our Digital Levy Fund,
working with the wider People Team to ensure that the fund is fully utilised

·        
Develop and undertake skills analysis across the
business to identify skills gaps and risks

·        
Analyse and report on talent mobility showing
vertical and lateral moves across the organisation

·        
Monitor our Skills Matrix and identify areas
where qualifications are missing, working with managers across the business to
fill these gaps

·        
Develop engaging induction plans to support the
training and onboarding of new colleagues

·        
Take ownership of the CPD, PDP and succession
planning processes, and produce a training plan identifying all training
required

·        
Ensure the effective roll out of our internal
leadership development programme and other internal programmes such as Group
Training Skills and First Aid for Mental Health

·        
Monitor the ROI of our training initiatives

·        
Promote and safeguard the welfare of children
and young people you are responsible for or come into contact with

·        
Be aware of GDPR legislation and comply with all
data protection requirements

What we need from
you:

·        
Significant experience in a Learning &
Development role within a People/HR team

·        
Successful track record of building training
courses, coming equipped with your own toolkit of resources

·        
Experience using learning technology to develop
engaging training programmes on a national scale

·        
Confident user of MS Office packages including
Excel, with the ability to learn new systems quickly

·        
Ability to work independently with little
supervision

·        
Strong working knowledge of learning and
development principles and modern digital learning approaches

·        
Robust project management skills

·        
Understanding of different learning delivery
channels to select an appropriate face-to-face, blended or digital solution

·        
Experience of the collection of data and
information, both qualitative and quantitative, to analyse learning needs,
implement effective delivery and measure outcomes and impact

·        
CIPD Level 5 qualification in L&D or
equivalent experience

·        
Ambitious and target orientated with a drive to
succeed

·        
Flexible and adaptable to change

·        
A commitment to your own personal development by
challenging yourself and learning new skills

·        
Driving licence with access to a car insured for
business use and a willingness for nationwide travel with some overnight stays

What’s in it for you?

Paragon Skills is an inclusive, welcoming and supportive
place to work with a fantastic culture which supports your own learning and
development and career growth. In addition to this, we are proud to offer
Paragon Choices, our suite of optional and core benefits including life
assurance and income protection. We also have the following benefits available
for all colleagues:

·        
Increasing holiday entitlement each year up to
25 days, plus an additional 3 days at Christmas and a holiday purchase scheme

·        
Perkbox – a suite of lifestyle benefits and
wellness tools

·        
Recognition and long service awards to celebrate
our colleagues’ commitment to Paragon Skills

·        
Colleague referral bonus payments

·        
Going for Gold incentive scheme to reward top
performers

·        
Three days paid volunteering leave and corporate
conscience initiatives

We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a guaranteed
interview scheme in place to ensure that nobody is overlooked or discriminated
against because of their disability. If you meet the minimum criteria when you
apply and you have informed us in your application that you have a disability,
you will be guaranteed an interview for that role. 

To promote and maintain an inclusive working environment, as
part of your application process we will ask you to share data on certain characteristics.
These answers will not form part of the selection and recruitment process and
will not be shared with anyone outside of the People Team.

Paragon Skills is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing
of our learners and colleagues and we implement robust safer recruitment
practices to support this. Dependant on the role you are applying for, we may
undertake a number of necessary checks to confirm you are suitable to work with
children and vulnerable adults, which may include a Disclosure and Barring
Service check. We are also committed to promoting equality and inclusion
throughout our colleague and learner populations.



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