Early Careers Learning & Development Manager @ HM Treasury - London

Job Overview

2 months ago

Early Careers Learning & Development Manager

HM Treasury - London

Reference number

140771

Salary

£29,320 - £38,000
London: £32,320 - £38,000 / National: £29,320 - £35,000. If the successful candidate is a current Civil Servant joining on level transfer, HM Treasury will honour their current substantive salary if higher

Grade

Higher Executive Officer
Senior Executive Officer
This is a Range D post. Successful HEO and SEO applicants will be transferred across on level basis

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

HMT - Corporate Centre Group

Type of role

Human Resources

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time

Number of posts

1

Location

The post can be based in London (1 Horse Guards Road) or Darlington (our interim office is Bishopsgate House until the temporary office in central Darlington is established in 2022). All staff follow government guidance about working from home during the pandemic. Once Covid-19 restrictions ease, most Treasury employees will be working a hybrid pattern, spending 2-3 days a week (pro rata) in an office, on average.

About the job

Summary

ABOUT HM TREASURY:

If you’re interested in making a difference to people’s lives across the country, the Treasury is the department for you! We sit at the centre of everything that the Government does and have provided advice on economic policy and decisions that affect the public finances throughout the country’s history. A Treasury career continues to offer an exciting opportunity to be part of the decision making that affects the whole of the UK.

Working at the heart of government, we collaborate with other departments to ensure public money is spent well and to drive strong and sustainable economic growth. Our work ranges from protecting customers through to the regulation of the financial sector, helping to reduce carbon emissions and creating a greener economy, supporting people across the country through the COVID 19 furlough scheme and Plan for Jobs as well as helping first time buyers buy their first home.

Job description

ABOUT THE GROUP

Corporate Centre Group
The Corporate Centre Group provides a wide range of corporate services to enable people at HM Treasury and many of the other organisations who form part of the Treasury Group (including the Government Internal Audit Agency, the Debt Management Office and the new National Infrastructure Bank) to operate effectively and efficiently. We are a diverse group, both in terms of our professions and in our ways of working.

The Corporate Centre Group is made up of: Commercial; Correspondence and Information Rights; Finance; Human Resources; Information Technology and Workspace Services; the Flexible Safer Working team, the Darlington programme team and Treasury Group Shared Services (based in Norwich).

ABOUT THE TEAM

Our Human Resources team, comprising around 40 people, is currently delivering a wide-ranging change programme. We are a diverse team of HR professionals and others with a background in Treasury policy work, which makes for a useful skills mix. We have a wide range of flexible working arrangements in place. We work closely with senior leaders to make sure that our work genuinely supports and makes valuable contributions to the organisation.
You’d be part of the Learning and Development team who work alongside Casework & Policy, Workforce Planning & Talent, Pay & Reward and Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging teams in HR to provide an HR service to the Department.

We have a sister team in Norwich which handle the transactional HR work for the Treasury and our Arms Length Bodies.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Our L&D team vision is ‘a Treasury where innovative L&D provision is integral to staff making a positive national impact’, and a huge part of this is delivering targeted early career support for B, C and D grades (AO – SEO). The Treasury runs its own Graduate Development Programme (GDP), bringing in 60-100 new graduates each year. Once recruited the graduates form cohorts and take part in a structured learning programme.

This role principally requires you to lead the design and delivery of the GDP. The programme is well established and is aligned to our GDP Framework, which mirrors the central Civil Service policy profession standards and Civil Service behaviours.

As there are multiple intakes over the 3-year scheme, you will have to be organised in managing several cohorts at any one time. The role also requires regular presentation and training facilitation both virtually and face to face, as well as managing our external training suppliers as needed.
As well as the GDP, there are other Early Careers opportunities to lead on. There may be scope to deliver other L&D projects within the role. The key accountabilities will include (but not limited to):

1. Facilitate virtual and face to face learning interventions such as our 2-week induction that runs twice a year, as well as other training sessions across the Treasury
2. Lead all aspects of the operational delivery of the GDP including managing suppliers of the programme and communicating with the graduates, their line managers, external and internal partners including senior officials.
3. Lead reforms to the GDP so that it is more impactful and sustainable. This will include cultivating a learning culture on the programme through championing use of development tools, engaging with line managers, and designing new components of the programme.
4. Drive improvements to our Early Career learning opportunities by evaluating and reviewing feedback, drawing on insights about L&D best practice and graduate/early career learning
5. Lead on contract and financial management for your programmes. This will involve identifying risks, liaising with finance colleagues, preparing monthly finance forecasting and managing procurement processes.
6. Undertake varied project work to support the strategic work of the L&D team. This may include leading initiatives, identifying ideas and creating practical solutions to support our strategy
7. Coaching and developing junior team members to ensure that they are supported in their role and continue to develop their own careers. The Early Careers L&D team includes an L&D Adviser (Range C/EO) and an L&D Assistant (Range B/AO).

Responsibilities

CANDIDATE ASSESSMENT OF SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Candidates – Please note, you will be asked to give evidence in your application of how you meet these criteria.

Required Skills, Experience and Behaviours:

If we receive large volumes of applications, we will conduct an initial sift on the first criterion, which will be a behaviour.
The first criterion is:

1. Experience of delivering engaging learning interventions, both face to face and virtually, to build an energetic learning culture (Communicating and Influencing)

The following criteria will be assessed within your Personal Statement:

1. Ability to deliver a great learning experience by effectively leading multiple complex programmes with competing deadlines and external suppliers, delegating appropriately to other team members and using project management tools (Managing a Quality Service)
2. Ability to keep up to date with learning theories, continuously evolving our programmes, coming up with creative ideas for improvement, and implementing these solutions (Changing & Improving)

INTERVIEW

Candidates who reach interview stage will be asked to deliver a short learning session within the interview.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Communicating and Influencing

Benefits

FLEXIBLE WORKING ARRANGEMENTS:

HM Treasury views flexible working as essential in enabling us to recruit and retain talented people, ensuring that they are able to enjoy a long-lasting career with us. All employees have the right to apply for flexible working and there are a range of options available including; working from home, compressed hours and job sharing. Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month, providing you work enough hours to meet business need.

We also offer a generous maternity/ paternity and adoption leave package.

At HM Treasury we have an incredibly broad remit; our work touches every citizen of the country. So, it’s important our employees come from the widest possible range of backgrounds, bringing us the widest possible range of perspectives and ways of thinking. We are committed to ensuring that all staff are able to realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

BENEFITS:

  • 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the Queen’s birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant)
  • Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)
  • Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions.
  • Onsite restaurant and coffee bar. The London office also offers a gym, showers and prayer room
  • Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme, season ticket advances and payroll giving
  • Access to a retail discounts and cashback site
  • A Rental Deposit Advance Scheme to help meet the total costs of deposits for privately rented homes
  • A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network)

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