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Leadership Development Consultant

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
Job Type
Organisational Development / HR
Salary: circa 50,000 - 55,000 per annum dependent on experience, plus excellent benefits
Contract: Permanent 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Location: The Base, Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date: 20 August 2017

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In a nutshell

This role is responsible for the design and delivery of leadership and professional development and assessment in relation to talent, succession planning and promotion to ensure the talent pipeline at Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays is working effectively. This involves the day to day design, management and where needed delivery of leadership, and change development programmes across the business.

Day to day

Maintain, to the highest standard, personal knowledge of leadership development, talent assessment and development theories and methodologies in order to develop and build our talent pipeline across Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Holidays. This includes knowledge in the latest thinking on adult learning theories and evaluation methods

Maintain links with the resourcing team to ensure alignment of thinking on talent attraction and development

Diagnose, design and deliver industry leading leadership and talent development solutions that meet individual and business needs, using a range of tools and techniques, including social and online learning

Manage and continue to evolve the portfolio of leadership development programmes across the business, including our Emerging Leaders Programme and Executive Development Programme

Selection and Management of external suppliers, educational establishments, and awarding bodies where necessary to support development programmes

High level of Facilitation and training of learning, delivering up to VP, Head of / Senior Manager

Coach leaders up to Senior manager level in relation to leadership development

Maximise the use of our Learning Management System both personally, as a role model for others and to enhance the learning of others

Proactively support the Training Design and Delivery teams through sharing knowledge and coaching to enable industry leading training to be delivered at all levels and point of the employee journey

Evaluation of learning against individual and business objectives to continuously improve the leadership development offering and ensure all development programmes add value

About you

The successful candidate will have strong communication and organisational skills, with previous experience in a talent/ leadership development function. You will also need to possess excellent influencing and negotiation skills as you’ll be dealing with stakeholders at all levels. You'll have strong stakeholder management and a very high level of senior audience facilitation and delivery capabilities with ability to coach and lead others. You'll have strong knowledge of industry best practice/leadership theories and models and proven experience of design and development of organisational development and talent programmes. You will ideally have a CIPD qualification or similar and familiarity with psychometric Testing Qualifications: Level 2, MBTI, FIRO-B, etc. would also be an advantage. If you feel your experience is a good match to our requirements we would welcome an application from you.

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. Beyond a whole world of travel opportunities, we also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies.

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