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Learning and Development Business Partner

Connect Health
Newcastle upon Tyne
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Learning and Development Business Partner

Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

£35,000 per annum

Quorum Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne (Hybrid working)

About the role

We are excited to be recruiting the new role of Learning and Development Business Partner here at Connect Health.

We're a business that's all about people, and the People Services team helps to shape the future of Connect Health and its culture. Our specialists in Resourcing, Payroll, Learning and Development, and HR Business Partnering work together to support and influence many aspects of our business and the development of our people.

Reporting in to the Head of Organisational Development, this is an opportunity for you to be at the heart of bringing that to life and we need someone who is passionate and has the purpose to make a massive difference, at pace and in an ever changing environment.

As the Learning and Development Business Partner, you will be accountable for manage Connect Health's learning offer for all non-clinical and leadership colleagues.

You will partner with the business to fully understand their respective learning requirements and drive positive change through the solutions that you offer. You will design, deliver and implement L&D solutions internally through a blended approach, and partner with providers to deliver external solutions where needed.

When you join the team, you'll be responsible for:
  • Leading the development, coordination and implementation of Connect Health's leadership development offering and Connect's performance management and touchpoint initiatives for all new colleagues.
  • To support the design of competency frameworks, induction and career pathways
  • To ensure mandatory learning for all colleagues (clinical and non-clinical) is available, fit for purpose and meeting required compliance levels
  • Manage, develop and enhance the Learning Management System (Totara)
  • To lead the implementation of the Apprenticeship accreditation programme and levy
  • Provide L+D insight for stakeholder groups
  • Oversee and produce key L+D management information and statistics
  • To support Internal Communication messaging

The successful individual will have line management responsibility for the L&D team (currently 2 colleagues), providing guidance and growth to your team and working together to deliver the People Services plan.

Above all you will be a passionate L&D professional, committed to shaping the learning strategy for the business, and dedicated to the purpose that HR has a key role in the future success of the organisation.

Who we're looking for

  • Experience of designing and delivering learning and development solutions through a blended approach.
  • Experience of designing and delivering leadership learning solutions.
  • Experience of evaluating impact and return on investment.
  • Ability to coach and influence stakeholders.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective supplier relationships.
  • Ability to influence and drive cultural change.
  • Proactive approach and ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to challenge stakeholders to deliver outcomes.

  • Experience of the healthcare sector.
  • Experience of managing and enhancing a LMS - ideally Totara
  • Knowledge of managing the Apprenticeship levy and implementing an Apprenticeship framework, working with colleagues and providers

About Connect

Connect Health was founded in 1989 by Professor Andrew Walton, who remains as the Group Executive Director. Originally a Musculoskeletal service provider operating out of the North East of England, the business has grown to become a medium sized enterprise providing a range of Community-based services to the NHS, alongside Occupational Health services to the Corporate sector. We are continually evolving our proposition to patient care, and we're building a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team where our clinical service provides care and expertise in chronic pain, rheumatology, and mental health alongside musculoskeletal therapy.

We are internationally recognised as an agent of change; driving innovation and transformation in collaboration with other NHS provider organisations that benefits our 3 stakeholders; patients, staff, and commissioners.

We pride ourselves on offering people a great place to work that encourages an environment where people can be the best version of themselves every day. Connect Health people are energetic, passionate and believe wholeheartedly in aspiring to excellence in the way we provide care at the clinical/patient interface no matter our role in the business.

It's been a ground breaking journey for us at Connect Health so far, and our growth continues to inspire and excite us

Benefits of working for Connect
  • up to 30 days' holiday (plus public holidays)
  • option to buy additional annual leave
  • an additional day off for your birthday
  • personalised benefits package
  • online discounts portal
  • employer pension contributions
  • group life cover
  • an employee assistance programme
  • performance related pay rewards

"The best thing about Connect Health? For me it's the opportunity to develop"

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Connect Health recruitment system.

All subsequent information regarding your application will be managed through Connect Health. This means that you will not be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs and we will not be able to respond to any e-mails you send to us via NHS Jobs.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Connect Health transferring the information contained in this application to our Connect Health recruitment system.

If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the Connect Health Records system.

Further information about your privacy rights is available on our website.

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