Home based - the role will require some travel across England (when not in lockdown) and a lease car can be provided
About Leonard Cheshire
As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services to disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society. There is possibility with disability, and we fight for disabled people to thrive.
With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, Leonard Cheshire provide support to 2,700 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing and day centre facilities. In 2019-20 we supported over 32,000 people with disabilities to find employment and engaged with almost 20,000 organisations and employees in the UK and internationally. Our Can Do programme supported 2,700 young people in the UK to build skills and confidence. Internationally, we are a specialist development NGO delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.
About the Role
This is a key and exciting opportunity to lead and manage a dispersed team of 8 L&D advisors ensuring consistency of delivery meeting both statutory and individual learning requirements via blended learning methods. You and your team will offer learning opportunities, support and advice to service managers and regional managers across England working in a variety of our care and support settings for people with disabilities.
Reporting to the Director of England (UK community services), you will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on KPI compliance and developing and implementing monitoring plans to address any areas of concern. You will lead your team to enable them to excel in the delivery of training and to our colleagues who are at the forefront of social care delivery to the people we support.
With strong organisational and planning skills you will work closely across a range of teams including curriculum development and L&D admin, as well as our Services to ensure that the training is planned and organised to meet the training needs of our staff.
You must be able to work on your own initiative and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience of using a range of learning approaches and technologies in the Health and Social Care sector as well as knowledge of the legal requirements for care services within England will be advantageous.
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.
Leonard Cheshire Disability welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Several of these roles require the ability to drive in order to visit remote locations and we are willing to consider alternatives from those whose disability prevents them from meeting this requirement.
What we Offer
- A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
- Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
- Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
- A Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
Closing date: 7 March 2021
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.
A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.
* No agencies please *