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Learning and Organisation Development Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Learning & Organisation Developent
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Stella House
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum
Salary period
24/01/2022 23:59


Are you a Learning or Organisation Development professional looking to make a difference in the public health sector? If so, then this role may be one for you:

With the vision of being the delivery partner of choice for the NHS, the NHS Business Services Authority manages over £35 billion of NHS spend annually delivering a range of national services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public.

As the L&OD Manager you would work at the heart of our organisation playing an integral part in supporting us to build and maintain the organisational capability to enable the NHSBSA to continue to be a catalyst for better health.  As a team we work in partnership with colleagues from across the organisation to align strategy, culture and processes to bring about organisational effectiveness, whole system change and deliver our strategy. 

The role is based in the North East, currently working in a hybrid way, with a mixture of home and office working, therefore, we welcome applications from candidates who can work flexibly.

The Role:

The role is a key part of the Learning and Organisation Development team which is specialist function within the People Team led by the Executive Director for Corporate Services. The People Team is also made up of Corporate HR and Wellbeing and Inclusion.

The L&OD team is made up of Learning and OD specialists and we work cross-functionally with our colleagues in the People Team and our wider business stakeholders to ensure our offer is fit for purpose.

Reporting to the Head of Learning and Organisation Development, the L&OD Manager leads the corporate learning and development agenda for our leaders and all 3,500 colleagues. They are responsible for co-creating the learning strategy ensuring it is flexible in a complex and ever changing system, enables organisational effectiveness and builds organisational capability

The role also leads and effectively manages a small and talented hybrid-working team of L&OD professionals who design, deliver and curate blended learning and development solutions to internally drive the strategic learning and development agenda for the organisation.

The L&OD team is currently working on a working on a number of strategic objectives including:

  • Designing an effective organisation by taking a whole system view
  • Developing leaders that share a common goal, inspire our people and ensure our organisation is successful
  • Developing our colleagues and culture so that we focus on what matters from the get-go
  • Attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining the right people with the right capability
  • Creating meaningful succession plans by developing our colleagues to enhance their talents and progress through the organisation
  • Supporting the Our Way Ahead Programme to ensure we have an organisation that thrives and embraces changes to the way we work as a result of the Covid


What are we looking for?

We are looking for a passionate, qualified and experienced Learning and Organisation Development professional who has a demonstrable solid track record of working and/or can demonstrate capability of working in a large and complex organisation.

A strong leader, the successful candidate will be comfortable in working in diverse and politically sensitive environments and have a very strong sense of self and how this can impact the outcomes of an intervention. They will be pragmatic, consultative, strategic and be comfortable in holding clients to account whilst building lasting professional relationships and progressing the People Team's strategic objectives.

If this sounds like the type of challenge which excites you, then we want to hear from you.

The NHSBSA is passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive organisation, which is a great place to work and truly reflects the diversity of our customers. We welcome applications from talented people of diverse characteristics including age, disability, gender identity and expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any marginalised group. We also welcome applications from all those in the Armed Forces Community. 

At the NHSBSA we pride ourselves on being a Disability Confident Leader, Stonewall Top 100 employer and we’ve recently been awarded the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion Gold Standard benchmark. 

 We offer an invitation to the first stage of the selection process for people with disabilities that wish to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme, and for members of the Armed Forces Community, where all of the essential criteria in the person specification are met.

Stonewall Top 100 Employer 2020Disability confident leaderDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverStep into healthBetter Health at Work AwardTop 5 Best OrganisationsTop 25 Best Big Companies to Work forArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardENEI TIDE Gold 2021

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Further details / informal visits contact

Hassan Kajee
Job title
Head of Learning & Organisation Development
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