Learning and Development Lead

Learning and Development Lead

Contract type: Full-Time

Salary:  £25,000

Contract term: Permanent

Location: Homebased or Bromsgrove

Hours: 9am – 5pm (some flexibility is required)

Benefits: Company Car or £2,000 Car Allowance, 30 days’ Annual Leave increasing to 35 days’ with length of service + Bank Holidays Company Pension, Life Assurance, Employee Discount Scheme, Bike to Work Scheme

At Polaris we have one ambition across our community – to transform the future of children and children’s services. We are seeking a talented learning and development professional to provide engaging and interesting classroom and online learning experiences to our leaders, professionals, staff and foster parents.

You will need to be passionate and committed to ensuring that children and young people experience high quality care and education. You will help to equip our workforce and fostering households with the knowledge and skills they need to make an incredibly positive difference to the lives of children and young people.

You may be an experienced social care, education or healthcare professional with a keen interest and ability to provide learning and development experiences or you may be an experienced learning and development professional in an unrelated field.

We offer a dynamic and supportive working environment with a package of staff benefits and professional development opportunities. If you have a passion for developing and inspiring others then we would really like to hear from you.

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Role Details

Role Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external partners to deliver specialist content that meets the needs of the community including leaders, staff and foster parents
  • Research and apply learning theories, legislation, policy and best practice principles to design and develop innovative learning and development experiences.
  • To develop and produce high quality learning resources for use within the virtual learning environment, to support classroom and blended learning courses.
  • To deliver engaging and inspiring learning and development experiences, tailored appropriately to a variety of audiences.
  • Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of learning and development experiences and initiatives.
  • Contribute and engage in strategic development and continuous improvement of the Learning and Development service.


 Certificate in Training Practice (CTP) or Teaching (7307, PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS) or equivalent

  • Degree level/equivalent level professional qualification or demonstrable experience
  • Proven experience of proactive stakeholder management
  • Previous experience of learning and development consultancy, design and delivery of workshops
  • Proven IT skills in delivering training but also day to day to manage workload
  • Excellent prioritisation skills
  • A good level of written and verbal English and other language as appropriate

For more information please contact Head of Learning & Development Jules Perks via email Jules.Perks@polariscommunity.co.uk

Initial selection may take place with a phone screening interview, with panel interviews to take place over MS Teams or in person at the Bromsgrove Head Office

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS Check, cost of which will be met by Polaris.

Polaris is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

Polaris is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment