Learning & Development (L&D) Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,562 – £33,688
  • National Service - Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th May 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd May 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Permanent


In a world in which the nature of work, the workplace and workforce are transforming relentlessly, Carr Gomm is systematically and continuously responding and evolving to the changing environment in which we work. Our successful evolution is ultimately determined by the capability of our staff to be supported to be the best they can be. Organisational evolution is inextricably linked to the continual professional development of individuals and their career development.

As our organisational Learning and Development (L&D) Manager based within the Human Resources Team, you will work with colleagues to maintain consistent organisational standards and embed sectoral best practice across all learning materials for support staff and managers. You will also support the wide-ranging development requirements of our central support teams and associated strategic projects.

Responsibilities & Success Factors:

Reporting to the HR Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading the consistency and high standards of Carr Gomm’s Learning and Development activity, line managing appropriate colleagues and supporting organisational projects.

Success in this role includes:

  • Leading the co-production process to maintain organisational standards across all learning materials, including undertaking research and embedding best practice where possible;
  • Researching and implementing appropriate continual professional development and accredited learning opportunities, and leadership programmes for community development professionals and central support teams;
  • Applying adult learning theories to ensure employees get the best out of their development;
  • Ensuring the learning and development components of organisational systems (including Care Planner, LearnPro and our SQA Assessment Centre registration) are effective, efficient and reliable for informing analysis and decision making;
  • Monitoring, assessing and reporting on the impact of learning and development tools and programmes throughout the organisation;

This list is by no means exhaustive; rather it gives a flavour of the joy that can be achieved in this multi-faceted role. Travel may be required, assuming the environment is safe to do so.

What we are looking for...

In our eyes, the best Learning and Development Managers are passionate about helping people to learn and grow; they have excellent communication and people skills which they use to forge strong, productive relationships with stakeholders; and they have the capacity to design and deliver learning materials using a range of media to help colleagues understand and reach their potential.

We expect you to proactively plan and prioritise multiple projects; ensuring that our learning materials are relevant and impactful. You will have experience of all aspects of learning and development, gained in a social care environment with the self-assurance to influence and inspire others. You will also engage with the external social care and L&D environment, keeping abreast of innovations and best practice. Professional qualifications are desirable.

Application notes

Closing Date: 17 May 2021

Please visit our website to apply: recruitment.carrgomm.org/vacancies/100-learning-development-ld-manager-national-service