Learning & Development Partner

  • The Fremantle Trust
  • Business Support Centre, Aylesbury
  • 28 Sep, 2021

Job Description

 Job Title:                         Learning & Development Partner

Contract type:               Permanent

Location:                       Woodley House, Aylesbury–  Including travel to all of the Trust’s Services and Homes                                              locations as appropriate

Salary:                           £28,000.00 per annum (37 hours per week)

Responsible to:              Learning & Development Manager


Must be able to drive and have use of a vehicle, as this role will include visiting various services within the Trust.


Our Vision: To be the go–to provider, delivering great care every day


Our Aims:


  • People enjoy high–quality person–centred care, where their needs are met by trained, compliant, capable, and responsive employees

  • All services are safe and compliant with regulation/legislation

  • Services are financial sustainable, cost effective and efficient

  • We will provide flexible support that anticipates demands from both public sector and private customers in the future.


About the Role:


As the Learning & Development Partner you will be responsible for partnering with the Learning Disability Services and Older People Homes on Learning and Development activity in their locations, including identification of training needs, design, delivery, ensuring mandatory training is completed and the maintenance of accurate training records. You will support the implementation and understanding of the Learning and Development Strategy and annual plan, delivering against targets and requirements for our services. As the Learning & Development Partner you will also drive a culture of continuous learning and development as set out in the ‘Always be learning’ objective of the Corporate Plan, whilst supporting  the wider team to deliver against the current Corporate Plan.


What we need from you:


Essential requirements:

·        A passion for Learning & Development.

·        Hold a mentorship or teaching qualification or be willing to achieve this qualification.

·        Self–motivated.

·        Confident and able to produce training support materials, reports and recommendations.

·        Be able to deliver measurable outcomes within a clearly defined timescale.

·        Demonstrable creative problem–solving skills.

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·        Strong IT literacy.

·        Strong influencing skills.

·        Strong business orientation.  Credible with senior and middle managers and able to build strong relationships with clients/HR colleagues quickly.

·        Possession of a valid full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle, which can be used for work purposes.

·        High levels of adaptability and flexibility. Able to work outside the remit of defined role as the needs of the Trust demand, especially in times of pressure, crisis or change.

·        Committed to Fremantle’s vision, values, and services.


·        Qualified to CIPD Level 3 and/or equivalent qualification or experience in learning and development.

·        Successful experience in the design and delivery of blended learning and development offerings.

·        Knowledge and understanding of CQC guidance.

·        Knowledge of apprenticeships and other vocational qualifications.

·        Knowledge of the Social Care Sector.

Freedom of Action:

•                 Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with broad policy, professional standards, and budgetary limits.

What you will receive from us

·        A generous holiday entitlement, which increases after 3 years’ service.

·        Lifestyle discount vouchers, including money off holidays, food, fashion, and sport.

·        Lifetime benefits; Life assurance, pension.

·        Support and Career development.

·        Excellent company culture.

About Us

About Us

Established since 1992, we’re a charity and not–for–profit organisation that provides care and support for older people and adults with learning disabilities. Today, we have 1500 staff supporting over 1,100 residents at services across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Milton Keynes.

As a care provider we have a duty of care to our service users and employees to ensure we operate in a safe environment. To ensure we comply with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (“the Regulations”), you will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid–19 unless clinically exempt.

From time to time we may require you to take part in other mandatory health testing and health vaccination programmes.

All Fremantle staff must understand and actively participate in the Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity policies and procedures to ensure that people who use services, other staff and stakeholders are safe and respected in Fremantle services.