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Head of Education, Learning & Organisational Development

NHS AfC: Band 8d

Main area
Learning and Development
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 8d
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
319-1539262LG
Site
North Tyneside General Hospital
Town
North Shields
Salary
£70, 206 - £85, 333 per annum
Closing
22/02/2019 23:59

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.

We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.

We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post.  The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

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Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of health and care services to support more than 500,000 people living in Northumberland and North Tyneside. Our teams deliver care from hospitals, in a range of community venues and in people’s own homes. We are rated “Outstanding” overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we achieved “Overall Trust of the Year” for the third consecutive year in the recent Patient Experience Network Awards. The Trust has an income of c£536m and enjoys an excellent financial management rating. We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive Foundation status, and have been a Foundation Trust for over a decade.

 

We are one of the North East’s largest employers with almost 10,000 dedicated members of staff. We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best available talent is attracted, developed, looked after and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS. This has resulted in the Trust achieving a top 20% rating in the NHS for staff engagement.

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly self-motivated Learning and Development professional to join our outstanding, high performing Trust and lead the Education, Learning and Organisational Development service.

 

The post holder will be accountable to the Executive Director or HR & OD for the provision of high quality Education, Learning and Development and Organisational Development services, fostering a culture of engagement, achievement and widening participation at all times. They will lead their team to ensure the effective delivery of the Trust leadership development programme at all levels and contribute to the design and delivery of the HR/OD strategy for the Trust. Thus ensuring that Education, Learning and Organisational Development services and programmes are embedded and act as an enabler for the wider Trust’s achievement of its long term strategy and plan.

 

Instantly credible at senior management level, the successful candidate will have a Masters level qualification or equivalent portfolio of demonstrable experience within a relevant subject. Alongside demonstrable, significant experience in Learning and Organisational Development you will have a strong track record of delivery within a large and complex environment.

 

With highly developed specialist knowledge in the provision of expert Learning and Organisational Development advice, you will have valuable experience of managing large scale transformation and continuous improvement programmes.

 

Career progression prospects in this Band 8d role are excellent. You will be joining a well regarded team and a high preforming, progressive and meritocratic organisation.

 

 

 

For a confidential discussion about this exciting career opportunity please contact our retained recruitment consultant Frank Townley-Wells, Chief Executive, FTW Executive Search on 015242 21050 or 07801 657 344.

 

To request the briefing pack for the post please email frank@ftwexecutivesearch.com

 

The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd February 2019.

 

Panel appointment interviews are scheduled for the end of April 2019.

 

Please be advised that as part of this recruitment process we are working with Frank Townley-Wells a recruitment company.  As a result, this organisation will have access to your information provided during the application process for the purposes of shortlisting, interviews and assessments.  The information provided to them will be held securely and only for the specified purpose and will then be retained by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust under our standard retention procedures.

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Ann Stringer, Executive Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development via email at ann.stringer@nhct.nhs.uk 

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