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Regional LDO Manager (South & West)


Job Description

As part of a 'whole force' team made up of Capita and Royal Navy staff, the Learning and Development Manager is one of two managers responsible for leading innovation and delivery within the Learning and Development Organisation (LDO) on behalf of the Royal Navy.

Reporting to the Head of Teaching, Learning and Development the LDO Regional Manager positions will ensure that Royal Navy personnel are afforded the opportunity for through-life learning and are supported in all respects to achieve their full potential whilst in the service. They are charged with delivering to the RN's L&D Charter and to support all aspects of the RN's 'join well, train well, work well, live well and leave well' vision.

This is a senior role leading the management, delivery and quality assurance of the key LDO activities including, learning and development advice; resettlement support services; Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) and neurodiversity support; maths and English tuition, E-Learning programmes and Information Services across multiple centres.

The role can be based from any of the Selborne establishments in the South/West but will be required to travel to the other sites regularly.

What you'll be doing:

  • Providing visible and effective leadership to the individuals and teams working within the region helping Team Leaders to develop, motivate and manage the LDO teams and individuals
  • Providing highly effective inspirational leadership and management to the LDO function at the regional level implementing new operating models, processes and ways of working that draw on innovative and shared best practice from across the service
  • Championing continuous improvement and new ways of working, inspiring others to adopt a curious mindset and feel empowered to identify opportunities to improve and innovate; Develop, coach and support to team members to aspire to achieve their potential and role model these behaviours throughout the LDO.
  • Actively engaging with the modernisation programme to identify and implement new ways of working including maximising the use of technology to enhance the offer to the Royal Navy and communicate these changes to our teams
  • Leading the communities of practice across the range of disciplines to support the development of skillsets across the LDO workforce
  • Overseeing the civilian accreditations (vocational, professional and academic) for relevant training and education courses and activities within the LDO area of responsibility liaising with the lead for RN Accreditation where required

What we're looking for:

  • Strong and proven people management skills - able to effectively manage large department across disparate sites
  • Track record of leading large-scale organisations in providing high quality, multi-disciplined services across disparate locations - able to demonstrate examples of success of a similar scale and complexity
  • Demonstrates application of effective training delivery principles - has deep knowledge of training delivery, standards, culture and military ethos; mentors the team to work in accordance with best practice
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills - able to explain complex problems with clear solutions and associated costs/ implications is essential. Must be comfortable presenting to a senior level audience
  • A strong influencer with proven ability in problem solving - able to find pragmatic solutions to complex problems which meet the needs of the business and support our overall Value Proposition
  • Leading Innovation and Change - views challenges as opportunities and is proactive in the development of new approaches and relationships.  Actively drives a positive attitude to change in creating a highly adaptive learning organisation
  • Level 5 or higher coaching or mentoring qualification (Coaching and Mentoring in Management) would be desirable

About Project Selborne

Project Selborne is a wide scale, 12-year transformation of Royal Navy Training.  The contract worth GBP 1 billion was awarded in December 2020 to a consortium led by Capita to deliver and modernise training for the RN.  The consortia of partners known as Team Fisher includes Raytheon UK, Elbit Systems UK, Fujitsu and University of Lincoln together with 14 other UK-based suppliers.

Our 'one team' philosophy is about collaboration and openness, key to the success of this programme.  We are looking for people with the talent and experience who can help shape better outcomes for our customers. We are using our expertise in digital transformation to review service design, modernise courses and deploy cutting edge technology to enhance courses including synthetic training (simulator) systems and data analytics. This programme is a shared endeavour working alongside the Royal Navy's Training Management Group (TMG) as a single integrated team. Together, we will address challenges and collectively improve outcomes for sailors and marines at scale across the naval enterprise - something we are proud to be part of over the coming years

What's in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary of up to £50,000 depending on experience
  • 23 days' holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks...and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform
  • Flexible/Home working available
  • Opportunity to work on a large transformation project

What we hope you'll do next:

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