Learning & Development Business Partner – Remote

Learning & Development Business Partner – Remote

We are proud to be the UK’s number one training provider. Our enthusiastic people bring genuine passion and natural energy to everything that they do, and through their infectious energy, they motivate and inspire our learners to succeed.

It has never been a more exciting time to join Paragon Skills as we continue on our journey of growth. Working nationally with small and large clients, we develop their talent at all levels. Our apprenticeship programmes integrate seamlessly with our clients’ ways of working, processes and training to support their strategic goals.

A newly created L&D Business Partner role is available within our award winning People Team. You will bring the L&D strategy into the forefront of our business by demonstrating how your work contributes positively and adds true value to the bottom line.

With a passion for learning and development, you will lead the delivery of L&D initiatives to support our talented colleagues to deliver an outstanding experience to our learners. As the L&D expert in the team, you will use your many years of training experience to successfully deliver on our L&D strategy.

We provide a highly competitive salary, as well as great benefits through Paragon Choices and excellent training and development to support your progression through our Academy.

What will you be doing?

= Be responsible for the creation and roll out of a wide range of learning and development programmes

= Use your own toolkit of resources to enhance the existing L&D provision

= Lead on the planning and delivery of Corporate Induction, ensuring resources are regularly updated to reflect key business changes

= Be closely involved with the digital transformation of our internal learning and development journey

= Develop and fulfil our L&D strategy

= Develop engaging and successful learning and development programmes, taking into account individual learning styles

= Project manage key L&D initiatives

= Work with key stakeholders to identify training and development needs and trends within the business

= Monitor the progress and completion of the internal delivery of qualifications

= Proactively seek new innovative ways to manage training delivery, both remotely and face to face

= Allocate and monitor the completion of mandatory training including Safer Recruitment and includED

= Be responsible for our Digital Levy Fund, working with the wider People Team to ensure that the fund is fully utilised

= Develop and undertake skills analysis across the business to identify skills gaps and risks

= Analyse and report on talent mobility showing vertical and lateral moves across the organisation

= Monitor our Skills Matrix and identify areas where qualifications are missing, working with managers across the business to fill these gaps

= Develop engaging induction plans to support the training and onboarding of new colleagues

= Take ownership of the CPD, PDP and succession planning processes, and produce a training plan identifying all training required

= Ensure the effective roll out of our internal leadership development programme and other internal programmes such as Group Training Skills and First Aid for Mental Health

= Monitor the ROI of our training initiatives

What we need from you:

= Significant experience in a Learning & Development role within a People/HR team

= Successful track record of building training courses, coming equipped with your own toolkit of resources

= Experience using learning technology to develop engaging training programmes on a national scale

= Confident user of MS Office packages including Excel, with the ability to learn new systems quickly

= Ability to work independently with little supervision

= Strong working knowledge of learning and development principles and modern digital learning approaches

= Robust project management skills

= Understanding of different learning delivery channels to select an appropriate face-to-face, blended or digital solution

= Experience of the collection of data and information, both qualitative and quantitative, to analyse learning needs, implement effective delivery and measure outcomes and impact

= CIPD Level 5 qualification in L&D or equivalent experience

= Ambitious and target orientated with a drive to succeed

= Flexible and adaptable to change

= A commitment to your own personal development by challenging yourself and learning new skills

= Driving licence with access to a car insured for business use and a willingness for nationwide travel with some overnight stays

We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a guaranteed interview scheme in place to ensure that nobody is overlooked or discriminated against because of their disability. If you meet the minimum criteria when you apply and you have informed us in your application that you have a disability, you will be guaranteed an interview for that role.



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