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Learning Programme Manager

  • Part time
  • £41,472 – £46,439 pro-rata
  • Thistle House, Edinburgh/Hybrid
  • Closing 18th February 2024

  • Advertised from 9th February 2024
  • Permanent. 21 hours per week.


Why apply for this role?

Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) is undergoing an exciting period of reform designed to make a step change in improving the outcomes for infants, children and young people who need us most.

You will play an integral part in enabling the organisation to deliver on its core functions of recruiting, training and supporting our volunteer community to make decisions in the best interests of children and young people.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to shape and influence how we approach learning at CHS; to collaborate with a passionate and engaged community; to positively challenge practice and culture; and to ensure our learning offer is relevant, forward thinking, and focused on delivering positive outcomes for the children and young people at the heart of CHS.

For information on how to apply, please see bottom of the advert.

Your role

The Learning Programme Manager will lead on the delivery of the annual National Learning Strategy and curriculum for Children’s Hearings Scotland. The role holder will provide a comprehensive operational learning and development function, ensuring effective use of resources to deliver learning programmes of the highest quality.

Through excellent contract management and liaison with key stakeholders, the Learning Programme Manager will have responsibility for the end-to-end learning cycle, for National Panel Members and Area Support Teams (AST). The post holder will work across CHS liaising directly with appointed training provider/s, ASTs and the National Team to ensure that the organisation supports its commitment to continuous learning and development, adopting an agile and responsive approach to the development of the national curriculum based on formal evaluation and changing legislative requirements.

With a focus on quality assurance and providing consistent, engaging and impactful learning programmes to a diverse group of volunteers, this is a pivotal role for the organisation.

About you

You will have experience of delivering Learning or Organisational development, working with multi-disciplinary teams and different stakeholder groups. You will have previous experience of transforming learning strategy into measurable outcomes and you will be able to show how you supported continuous improvement and learning growth across an organisation. You will be able to demonstrate how you have used different methods to engage with a diverse group of stakeholders to support engagement in learning initiatives and the delivery of impactful learning outcomes.

You will have experience of Learning Management Systems and developing high quality online learning solutions.

Life at CHS

At Children’s Hearings Scotland, our highly trained Panel Members make decisions for Scotland’s unique Children’s Hearings System that upholds and promotes the rights of infants, children and young people. Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings in their local areas, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people. Our organisation also supports a network of Area Support Teams throughout Scotland who support Panel Members in their local communities.

As an organisation that works within the Children’s Hearings System, we are passionate about making a positive contribution to improving outcomes for Scotland’s infants, children and young people.

You can read more about our core values on our website as well as view an introductory video to our organisation.

We also offer a generous benefits package from hybrid working to flexi hours and a fantastic pension scheme – check out our full benefits summary

Diversity and Inclusion

CHS is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and are committed to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining us.

Application notes

For more details, please download the application pack on our website which includes a full job description and a person specification.

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Closing Date: 18th February midnight

After the closing date, this role profile won’t be available on our website, so please save a copy when you apply.

Interviews will take place on Friday 1st March.

*Due to the anticipated interest in this post, it may not be possible to respond to candidates who have not been invited to interview. We thank you for your interest in this post.