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Learning deployment Specialist - Audit

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140316BR
Job TitleLearning deployment Specialist - Audit
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LinePeople
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Job DescriptionJob Description

The purpose of this role is to be accountable for the deployment of the Audit University for UK Learning which runs off-site at various locations across the UK.
Audit Quality is of utmost priority to the Firm. In 2018, the KPMG UK Firm invested in a three day residential event - the KPMG Audit University (KAU) which was to provide Audit refresher training for all auditors of Grade E3 to Partners. The KAU will now become a Business As Usual learning programme with a dedicated team to manage it.
The deployment team of five people are responsible for amongst other things; resourcing of facilitators , supporting teams, venue management, material production and day to day logistics of the events following agreed processes adopted across the whole of the deployment team.

Role overview

■ Work closely with the Project Manager, KAU Senior Manager, Learning Deployment Specialists (LDS) and Learning Deployment Co-ordinators (LDC) to ensure the successful delivery of the KAU.
■ Work closely with Project Manager (PM) to build project plan, assigning individual roles and timelines. Assist with monitoring progress and escalating concerns to PM
■ Identify population to be trained at each event.
■ Working closely with the communications manager to ensure all messaging is consistent and accurate.
■ Secure resources for delivery of each event.
■ Resolve any resourcing and operational issues relating to the deployment of the KAU. Escalation to occur only once all options have been explored and a potential solution proposed.
■ Work with the PM to manage the budget including monthly cost controls and forecasting and explanations for variance from budget Consider and make suggestions re the cost effectiveness and value for money of the KAU.
■ Review feedback summary and highlight constructive feedback and make suggestions re possible improvements.
■. Establish all material needs.
■ Liaise with all external consultants.
■ Set up registration and choice sites for delegates.
■ Manage agendas, put delegates and presenters into classes,
■ Review joining instructions for delegates and presenters.
■ Answer enquiries from delegates.
■. Attend regular update meetings with key contacts.
■ Conduct briefings at events and allocate logistical staff to activities.
■. Be the main point of contact for hotel, resolving any issues that may arise.
■ Ensure course attendance is monitored closely to ensure 100% attendance with weekly reporting on bookings by location.
■. To provide onsite support.
■ Ensure processes are followed by project team.

Experience and Background

■ Experience in project management of learning events
■ Experience in managing third party suppliers
■ Proven attention to detail with the ability to work under pressure
■ Be credible and confident building new relationships as well as ability to influence senior stakeholders to make business decisions.
■ Committed to delivering a first class quality service
■ Flexible approach with the ability to multi-task, manage time effectively and handle tight deadlines
■ Experienced and confident in managing a budget including monthly cost controls and forecasting
■ Ability to work as part of a team as well as under own initiative.

Qualifications and Skills

■ Project and Programme Management
■ Relationship management
■ Commerciality
■ Strong oral and written communication skills
■ Strong problem solving skills
■ Good Microsoft office skills

Key Relationships

■ Learning deployment operations team colleagues
■ Project Manager
■ Audit Quality Transformation Project Team Lead
■ Learning Business Partners / Programme Managers
■ Programme presenters and Subject Matter Experts.
■ Programme Manager
■ Communications Manager

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