Learning and Development Business Partner Role

City of Bristol
£46,682 - £49,017
10 May 2019
19 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Office for Students – Learning and Development Business Partner Role

Fixed term contract for two years


£46,682 - £49,017

Role Information:

We need an established Learning and Development (L&D) partner to develop and deliver an L&D programme which ensures we have the right technical, professional, management and leadership skills to achieve our objectives. As our L&D plan is in its infancy, this is a great opportunity to make the role your own and have a significant impact in the way our teams learn, develop and progress.

Your programme will align our business plan and wider priorities and help us to develop and measure a high-performance culture, which embodies our values and behaviours. The role requires engagement across OfS to deliver our L&D goals.

You’ll lead on the delivery of the L&D Programme. This involves developing and implementing L&D programmes for all employees, utilising digital approaches where needed. Following on from this, you’ll manage contracts and oversee relevant budgets that will be required to carry out your programmes, demonstrating return on investment through data and MI.

You’ll also coach HR colleagues to better support L&D and talent thinking. You’ll also need to ensure your L&D plans address inclusivity and diversity, and link your plans to other strategies as appropriate, e.g. performance management, apprenticeships, talent and succession, ED&I.

About You:

You’ll need a strong background in devising and delivering L&D solutions. This includes the ability to analyse learning requirements and evaluate the impact of learning in a professional environment. You’ll also be well-versed in utilising digital approaches within your programmes.

In terms of skills, we need someone who can deliver the detail while grasping the bigger picture. A strategic thinker who can demonstrate leadership and management. You’ll also need to be well-organised, adaptable and a strong written and verbal communicator.

Experience in the following areas is also key to this role: contract management and commercial skills; procurement experience; engagement skills; providing facilitation support; the ability to advise on L&D policy; effective team working and relationship management; the ability to use L&D to enable inclusivity and diversity outcomes.

In terms of qualifications, you’ll need a relevant professional qualification such as CIPD Level 5 or the L&D equivalent.

About us:

The Office for Students (OfS) was created in 2018 to independently regulate the English higher education sector.

Our aim is to deliver positive outcomes for students, particularly those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds. We want to ensure that every student has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. We also aim to secure the benefits of higher education to employers, the economy and society.

We promote competition and choice for students, aiming to be an enabling, not a controlling, regulator. We involve students – past, present and future – and employers in shaping what we do and how we do it. We invite challenge, continuously reflecting on and evaluating our performance as a regulator.

It’s important to us that our team is diverse, so we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As well as an exciting opportunity to be part of a new regulator, we provide our staff with a comprehensive staff development programme, 25 days’ annual leave and the opportunity to join the Civil Service Pension scheme

Closing date: 19th May

Interviews: 4th June