Yorkshire Housing are recruiting for a creative Learning & Organisation Development Partner to join our exceptional Learning and Organisational Development team based in Leeds City Centre. There are 2 roles available.

About Yorkshire Housing

Yorkshire Housing is a dynamic Social Housing provider and is one of the largest home builders in Yorkshire. We look after nearly 20,000 homes and offer not only great places to live but a positive and supportive customer experience. We want our customers to be proud of the homes we provide and the communities in which they live. Our ambitious growth plans will see an investment of around £1.6billion over the next ten years. We know that ultimately our success is dependent on our people who are constantly curious about learning and improving the services that we offer to our customers.

The Opportunity

The Learning & Organisation Development Partner will be a vital enabler to our agile learning culture, offering dedicated and professional learning and OD support, contributing to the ongoing delivery of Yorkshire Housing’s priorities and the People & Culture Strategy.

Guided by our strategic priorities, this brand-new role will be crucial in identifying, creating and enabling an amazing employee experience for colleagues across Yorkshire Housing and innovative learning opportunities to support YH to go from strength to strength. The scope of the role is broad and can be shaped around your own personal specialisms.

What will you be doing?

Building trusted relationships with managers and colleagues within your business areas, enabling you to explore, diagnose and address business challenges along with building structured and budgeted learning plans.
Identifying opportunities to improve performance and capability within your business areas, with a focus on developing manager capability and behaviours in our agile world.
Working with the HRBP’s to develop and deliver programmes to upskill line managers, supporting and coaching managers to create and manage active PDP’s with their people.
Researching, designing and delivering effective learning and development solutions, including facilitating bespoke training, team building activities, seminars or commissioning third party delivery.
Providing innovative support to onboarding and induction programmes, ensuring that people receive the best possible joining experience when they start a career with Yorkshire Housing.
Supporting the creation and delivery of targeted employee experience/engagement plans in your business areas.
Supporting and contributing to the evolution of talent assessment and talent management processes, ensuring that we expertly manage our high potential groups.
Creating a coaching culture across your business areas where developmental 1:1 conversations and supportive feedback become the norm.
Supporting the delivery of our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging agenda to ensure that Yorkshire Housing is a truly inclusive employer.

What we are looking for:

What matters most to us is that you own the work you do to achieve impact by delivering results and creating trust with our customers. We want you to be able to do this with pride and passion for Yorkshire Housing and have fun along the way! If you have strong leadership skills, able to engage with colleagues and build strong internal and external relationships with a variety of stakeholders, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Additional key requirements include:

A relevant professional qualification in learning, organisational psychology / behaviour or Chartered MCIPD.
Experience of designing, delivering and implementing complex learning and organisational development strategies, with a proven track record of results.
Experience of consulting, collaborating with and influencing business leaders and colleagues to design and recommend effective learning and development solutions.
Experience of supporting agile and remote teams.
Experience of evaluating learning and development across organisations
Ability to develop and deliver learning and development using a wide range of media and methods, including e-learning, virtual delivery and online video guidance.
In-depth and up to date knowledge and experience within OD and change with the ability to use data and evidence to plan approaches and interventions.
Experience of project managing learning and OD programmes through to successful delivery.
Experience of supporting talent and succession reviews and action plans.
Experience of commissioning and monitoring third party delivery, managing contracts and procurement.

What this role will give you:

Opportunities to transform and impact people practices, development and innovative ways of thinking, working and developing.
Exposure to teams, managers and leaders across the organisation and beyond, as you build your own networks to support delivery and your own development.
Growth - our team is planning to do a lot, deliver excellence and will always try to aim higher and further. This job will evolve with you.

What can you expect from Yorkshire Housing?

We offer a salary of up to £38,953 per annum for a 35-hour week, 25 days annual leave (raising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays. Our work environment is extremely flexible and agile working is encouraged. We also have an excellent reward package to suit everyone – from a variety of retail discounts to a contributory pension scheme where we will match your contributions up to 9%.

The closing date for applications will be the 21 May 2020.

Interviews are likely to take place on a remote basis for this position in the current situation regarding Covid-19 so you may be advised to download the relevant software.

Please note if you are applying for this role internally you must inform your current line manager.