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Leadership and Professional Skill Manager

Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID137966BR
Job TitleLeadership and Professional Skill Manager
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationWatford
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LinePeople
Service Line InformationWe believe working in our People community is an exciting and challenging environment in which to develop your career. We offer a wide range of opportunities across all areas of HR, where our people are highly respected by our clients, not only in the UK, but also across our growing European integrated practice.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The purpose of this exciting role is to be accountable for the delivery of market leading Leadership and Professional Skills learning across KPMG UK. The role requires strong foundation experience within core L&D capabilities and a level of comfort managing through ambiguity and contributing to shaping the future direction of UK Learning and our Leadership and Skills offering. There will be considerable hands on design, development and delivery required as well as supporting project work. Basic budget management and reporting will also be required. Exposure to technology-enabled learning and the use of psychometrics and coaching to support development solutions would be useful. Experience within a commercial or client facing environment is recommended.

Role and Responsibilities:

- Advisory/Consulting skills – Good business partnering skills within a commercial environment with a variety of stakeholders at all levels to scope, plan, develop and deliver demonstrable business impact. The role will work with other team members from across the organisation to deliver solutions. Being able to shape and manage a budget to deliver value for money and business impact will be important. Ability to engage and manage other resources is included in this area.
- Champion 70:20:10 approach to learning across the leadership and skills programmes.
- Learning Design and Development – Conduct needs analysis, scoping, planning, designing and developing key programmes in the leadership and skills arena which confer impact to the business and produce long term results.
- Results focus: Monitor and track results and impact on the business
- Learning Delivery/Facilitation – Deliver/facilitate a range of programmes up to SM level.
- Performance Support – Experience of building performance support tools, potentially using technology-enabled learning to support the overall development experience.
- Vendor Management – Experience in establishing and managing external vendor relationships and discussing business requirements to ensure value for money and business impact.

Qualification and Skills

- Project and programme management
- Facilitation and delivery skills
- Learning design and evaluation
- Commerciality
- Relationship management
- CIPD or equivalent experience
- Industry and/or Learning related higher degree
- Various Psychometric qualifications preferred, but not essential

Experience and Background

- Proven record in training needs analysis
- Flexible, consultative communications approach
- Comfortable with ambiguity and working through it
- Demonstrated experience in designing, delivering and evaluating cost effective learning programmes, incorporating 70:20:10 approach
- Experience of supporting individual and group development through quality conversations, both in formal and informal setting
- Continuous improvement, high quality delivery mind-set
- Curious, innovative, creative
- Demonstrated commitment to on-going personal development to extend their L&D capabilities

Key stakeholders

- Business
- Programme Sponsors
- Subject matter experts
- Resource Management
- Talent Management
- Global Learning
- UK Learning
- Business Learning Partners
- Coaching
- Training Operations
- Learning Deployment Specialists
- Business Skills Learning Team
- Knowledge Management
- Instructional Design Team
- External
- Third party providers
- Relevant industry L&D professionals

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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