Learning and Development Design Lead
HM Treasury
a month ago

About the Group

Corporate Centre Group

The Corporate Centre Group provides corporate systems, services, solutions and facilities to enable HM Treasury Group to deliver effectively and efficiently. It consists of Human Resources, Finance, Finance & HR Operations, IT and Facilities, Management Information, Correspondence and Information Rights, Estates, Security, Information and records management. We provide a vast array of services and solutions that enable the Treasury Group and its partners to operate effectively.

About the Team

Our Human Resources team, comprising around 30 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. Our last staff survey engagement score was 70 (against an overall Civil Service average of 59). We work closely with senior leaders to make sure that our work genuinely supports and makes valuable contributions to the organisation.
HM Treasury has a sister team in Norwich which handle the transactional HR work for the Treasury and our Arms Length Bodies.

You’ll be part of the Learning and Development (L&D) team who work alongside Business Partnering, Casework & Policy, Workforce Planning & Talent, and Pay & Reward teams in HR to provide a HR service to the Department.
This particular role sits within the L&D strategy branch and you would be liaising with colleagues from across the L&D and wider HR team. Plus you will engage with networks from across HM Treasury.

The learning and development team are passionate about delivering a new L&D strategy for HM Treasury, so we ultimately deliver an impactful, flexible and relevant learning offer to colleagues across all professions in the Department. These activities all go towards one of HM Treasury’s overall strategic objectives:
‘Building a great Treasury, by creating a more open, inclusive and diverse department, underpinned by professionalism, skills and management excellence’.

Key accountabilities

You are someone who is self-motivated to achieve a goal and confident using own initiative to take forward actions. You are positive and inspirational in leading and supporting others and able to take charge of situations, people and decisions. You communicate clearly and are an innovator who tries new approaches pushing yourself to work outside your comfort zone.

You role will be key in taking forward our L& D vision of using agile content curation and positive relationships with the business to get ahead of the problems the many professions working in the Department encounter.
You will develop the infrastructure to help people learn in ways that is most impactful. Involving the organisation in defining their own learning needs, you will ensure key relationships are developed, business needs are met and L&D are providing a measurable partnership that adds value.

We want the L&D team to be future focused and aligned to the current profound shifts in organisational learning externally, as well as within the Civil Service. So, if you are an experienced L&D professional who is interested in applying your practice to embed future-focussed approaches then we are the team for you. The main areas where you will be able to make a difference are:

  • Build links with subject matter authorities in the business, understanding the different needs of professions such as Policy and Economics to help define capability needs and their implications for learning. Assess, design and implement bespoke solutions to meet business needs

  • Integrate current and future trends in adult learning and motivation into the organisation’s learning approach to better connect with learners

  • Use design principles to create a suite of training materials for key topics building tailored solutions that facilitate self-directed learning

  • Design learning using theories and methods that maximise learner engagement, shifting to brain engaged learning

  • Be an engaging leader within the L&D team, promoting the L&D vision and building team capability

  • Facilitate training sessions to complement internally developed materials in an interactive and engaging way, including use of technology for remote delivery

  • Defining measurement strategies that link the L&D programmes to tangible benefits and return on investment and implementing these to evaluate offers

It would be desirable for the post-holder to be CIPD Qualified or willing to work towards this. Also to have experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator to help produce HMT specific learning assets and a Knowledge of e-learning authoring tools, video editing software and social media marketing would be advantageous.


Sift criteria

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

Required Behaviours, Experience and Technical Skills:

1. Working as an L&D specialist successfully designing and delivering innovative learning solutions to time, quality and budget

2. Working closely with clients as a performance consultant to understand their learning needs and designing innovative solutions

3. Excellent facilitation skills both face to face and remotely

4. Creatively using technology and software to build bespoke learning products. For example, using videos, podcasts and e-learning authoring tools

The lead criteria is: 1.

If we receive a large number of applications, applications will be assessed against this criteria alone first. They will then be assessed against the other criteria if they have met the minimum score on the lead criteria


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others



  • 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. Find out more about Civil Service pensions
  • 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)