COVID-19

Learning & Development Business Partner

Full Time

Oak Furnitureland

Learning & Development Business Partner SN3 4TN

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Our people are hugely important to us at Oak Furnitureland and we have a great opportunity to join our Organisational Development team. We have big plans over the next few years to further develop our learning and development offering and you will help us implement our ambitious strategy and manage a small team of 3.

We offer hybrid working and this role will be based in our Swindon head office for 2 days a week with 1 day every other week in our Cribbs Causeway Bristol training academy, and 3 days from home.

Through your knowledge of the business and stakeholder interaction, you will provide OD insight and input that supports our HR strategy and help people fulfil their potential, enabling the business to meet its objectives around performance and culture. Working on various projects at a time this will be a busy and rewarding role for a passionate and proactive OD professional.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of OD and provide input in the design of OD-specific areas of the HR strategy that supports the delivery of people-focused organisational objectives.
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  • Ensure that the implementation of all OD initiatives and interventions are delivered professionally and to the highest standards
  • Monitor, measure, evaluate and report on OD plans and achievements to ensure continuous improvement, promoting and sharing best practices and organisational learning.
  • Lead and manage a specialist team of OD Professionals in the delivery of identified OD interventions, initiatives, and solutions.
  • Support the continual development of an organisational-wide performance management framework that supports organisational objectives in being delivered whilst sustaining a culture of regular performance conversations and action.
  • Capture relevant performance information to identify and prioritise training needs and use outputs to influence and drive future strategy/OD plans.
  • Continually develop a suite of organisationally driven Core Skills learning interventions that support colleague development of knowledge, skills, and behaviours that develop high-performing individuals and teams.
  • Support the continual development of managers and leaders through the design and implementation of development programmes/interventions that align with the Manager’s Behavioural framework and Leadership principles.
  • Design and deliver interventions, initiatives, and career pathways to enable effective talent management that nurtures and develops aspiring talent and builds capacity for the future.
  • Manage the Apprenticeship Levy ensuring it is invested in the development and retention of talent across the business-critical areas and roles, and regularly considered as part of succession planning activities.

Benefits

  • Employee discount: amazing discounts available on all Oak Furnitureland products after successful completion of probation
  • Life assurance: free cover of a minimum of two times your annual salary up to the age of 65
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Birthday: an additional day off for you to celebrate your birthday
  • Hybrid working available 
  • Pension: 4% employee contribution matched by the company
  • Employee Assistance Programme: gives all employees access to both telephone and face-to-face counselling services
  • My Rewards Programme: offers discounts on everything from restaurants and supermarkets, to entertainment and holidays
  • Free on-site parking

Essential Skills

  • Experience in supporting cultural change programmes that have added significant value to the organisation.
  • Previous experience managing OD projects through to conclusion
  • Demonstrates deep knowledge of performance management approaches to optimise organisational effectiveness.
  • Knowledge and experience in delivering a learning and development strategy including technology solutions and blended learning approaches.
  • Expertise in researching, designing, and delivering training/learning and development programmes.
  • Knowledge of design, delivery and implementation of companywide management, and leadership development offerings.
  • Experience in design, delivery, implementation and running of organisational talent management and succession programmes.
  • Coaching and mentoring experience desirable (Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring).
  • Ideally trained in specialist psychometrics (e.g. MBTI).

About Company

We have a lot of things to be proud of here at Oak Furnitureland. 

Firstly, let’s talk about our furniture itself. From beautiful bedroom cabinetry and sofas you can’t help but sink into, to dining tables you can gather around with loved ones and customisable mattresses that guarantee a dreamy night’s sleep, there’s something for every room in the home. 

All our furniture is exclusively designed and properly made. We use quality hardwood that’s been responsibly sourced, and we let the natural beauty of the wood shine through in each piece. 

And then we have our people. From our showroom colleagues and our delivery drivers to our customer service team and logistics department; everyone works as one united team, driven by a shared purpose and values. 

In short, we make furniture that we’re really proud of, so that we can help people make their house a real home. Why not join us?

At Oak Furnitureland we have put Diversity and Inclusion at the top of our people agenda, as we believe that a more diverse and inclusive workplace, where people of different backgrounds are truly represented ensures better outcomes for all colleagues and the business. 

 

You’ll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose and values. We are committed to fairness in the way we hire new colleagues and if you require any additional support to help you through the process we’re happy to make the necessary adjustments for anyone that needs them.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience in supporting cultural change programmes that have added significant value to the organisation.
  • Previous experience managing OD projects through to conclusion
  • Demonstrates deep knowledge of performance management approaches to optimise organisational effectiveness.
  • Knowledge and experience in delivering a learning and development strategy including technology solutions and blended learning approaches.
  • Expertise in researching, designing, and delivering training/learning and development programmes.
  • Knowledge of design, delivery and implementation of companywide management, and leadership development offerings.
  • Experience in design, delivery, implementation and running of organisational talent management and succession programmes.
  • Coaching and mentoring experience desirable (Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring).
  • Ideally trained in specialist psychometrics (e.g. MBTI).

COVID-19 Learning & Development Business Partner SN3 4TN

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