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Senior Learning and Development Manager

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Job summary

£49420 - £61617
Dundee and Glasgow
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
16 February 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Senior Learning and Development Manager within Social Security Scotland based in Caledonian House, Dundee, DD1 4QX or 220 High Street, Glasgow, G4 0QW. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Social Security Scotland is a new Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. It has grown quickly to employ approximately 1,000 people, and is about to enter into a new phase of rapid growth which will change the size and scale of the organisation significantly, in order to support a second wave of devolved welfare benefits over the coming years.

Over the next two years, we will be delivering brand new benefits such as Scottish Child Payment, and also taking over devolved responsibility for complex benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions including Child and Adult Disability Payments. This is a complex agenda for HR teams to support and lead in the space of delivering significant numbers of recruitment but also to shape and structure the organisation. We have a new People Strategy about to be launched and an ambitious agenda to support the organisation through building the right leadership skills and capabilities. We are also embarking on a longer term, complex programme of work to review our target operating model in collaboration with Scottish Government.

It is an exciting time to join a relatively young people function at a time when it has a hugely important role to play in enabling the organisation to deliver services to the People of Scotland.

Qualifications Required
People on any working pattern may apply. Applicants should have a membership of the CIPD or be currently working/willing to work towards/hold an appropriate comparable qualification.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. A strong track record delivering positive outcomes in a Learning and Development environment
2. An ability to influence and build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders including individuals, groups, trade unions, ministers and other public bodies
3. An enabler – able to develop effective and practical solutions to complex issues or rigid situations.
4. An ability to manage change both on a personal and work level working in a high profile, faced paced and demanding environment.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Webex' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Further Information
Further information on the organisation and this role, including hints and tips on how to apply, can be found in the attached Candidate Information Pack.

To apply for this role, please submit a single combined document which contains both a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a 2 page Personal Statement.

The CV should set out your career history including key responsibilities and achievements. The Personal Statement should be 2 pages of size 11 Arial font and should set out your evidence of how you meet the essential criteria outlined above. It is good practice to outline your motivations for applying and what you seek to bring to the role.

Please submit your application by 23:59 on Tuesday 16th February 2021.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Bryan Goodfellow who can be reached at Bryan.Goodfellow@socialsecurity.gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team via recruitment@socialsecurity.gov.scot.


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