Head of Apprenticeships and Work Based Learning

King's College Hospita
King's College Hospital Business Park, London
Competitive salary
10 Jun 2021
20 Jun 2021
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 13,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in the London Borough of Bromley.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our apprenticeships and work-based learning team at King's College University Hospital with the overall objective of engaging and retaining our talent and creating a culture of lifelong learning. This will be achieved through the strategic management of education funding streams, the growth of our apprenticeship programmes and the development of learning and progression pathways which encourage our whole workforce to realise their potential.

You will lead on the strategic development of our apprentice offer, identifying new opportunities that provide entries to employment for our diverse population and also building a pipeline and supporting succession planning across our clinical and non-clinical workforce. This will involve working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and education providers, developing positive working relationships. You will also be required to engage with local schools and colleges to engage and promote the Trust as an employer of choice and explore opportunities to support the curriculum through experienced based learning.

On the education commissioning side, you will manage a number of funding streams and ensure they are allocated fairly and equitably using a robust Learning Needs Analysis process that evidences how learning will contribute to patient outcomes and the Trust's key clinical and operational priorities, including supporting the wider Integrated Care System.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with the passion and vision to create opportunities that encourage lifelong participation in learning and development and the drive and perseverance to bring them into fruition. You will have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the apprenticeship levy and will have an understanding of workforce planning internally and across the health sector including national drivers and key government initiatives. This is a managerial role, and you will be able to demonstrate competence in building and organising effective teams as well as supporting, developing, motivating and managing the performance of individuals. You should also have strong data and analytical skills, the ability to produce high quality reports for an executive audience and proven experience in managing large budgets.

You will work within a friendly, supportive Learning and Organisational Development team and will have access to excellent personal and professional development opportunities. We also offer a flexible approach to supporting your work life balance.

Interview date: 9th July 2021.

For an informal discussion contact Bill Nuttall, Deputy Director of Learning & Organisational Development.

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