Thursday, April 16, 2015

I have another cap to wear…

… and that is of Social Media correspondent for Nuclear TV.

This is a ‘title‘, I hasten to add that I have not bestowed upon myself but as the nucleus of Nuclear TV sits within my immediate team (and I never stop harping on about the benefits of engaging with Social Media), I guess it was inevitable that I was going to end up with that role!

This interview was the first (of what I hope will be many) insights into how a highly-regulated, security-conscious sector such as the Nuclear Industry is engaging with Social Media, the challenges that it brings and the rewards that it can bestow.

I must admit to being slightly nervous about conducting this interview, not about appearing in front of a camera, but about speaking on a subject such as Social Media, when there are far more knowledgeable, influential people out there who are already commenting on Social Media far more eloquently that I could hope to do..

… what do you think?

… did I get it right?

… did I miss anything?

…would you have done things differently?

If you have any feedback, it would be great if you could provide it in the comments area below, as this will allow me to ensure that future commentaries really do reflect ‘current thinking’.


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Learning & Development Business Partner - South East

Learning & Development Business Partner - South East Home Based, Areas covered: Stowmarket, Southampton, Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Reading, Slough & London

With extensive experience of best practice L&D delivery solutions, you are ready to develop your career in a business that will encourage your insight and input, welcome your ideas and act on them. That business is AkzoNobel. Home to the Dulux Super Brand and world class products including Sikkens, Cuprinol and Polycell, we are looking for a senior level L&D professional to lead and manage the deployment of our UK L&D strategy. This is a high profile role within our business, part of a new global L&D operating model combining global aligned programs with local bespoke initiatives.
We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We are also named amongst the Top Employers in the UK.  You can’t make a great impact like this without having great people. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need the best.  Is that you?
As the Learning & Development Business Partner for the South East you will provide high level Account Manager consultation support for this region. Working alongside senior local HR Business Partners you will be responsible for developing and implementing L&D strategic plans for each business.  You will analyse skill gaps, gain insight of key development needs and challenges and formulate plans to improve internal capability, people engagement and performance.  As the Subject Matter Expert on a country-wide basis for Commercial L&D Capability, you will partner with global and local commercial excellence teams to provide high level L&D consultation to drive people capability within UK Commercial functions. 

Degree qualified (or equivalent experience) you will have proven high level experience in L&D strategy at senior level and be a competent high level facilitator.  Ideally a CIPD (or equivalent) member with a recognised coaching qualification would be an advantage. You will be commercially astute, results focussed and a team player.  You will champion and drive the transition to a learning culture and self-managed development.  You will be effective at analysing needs and devising cohesive solutions, great at motivating and engaging diverse audiences and be a skilled influencer.

At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be L&D Business Partner in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please apply below.

AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far.

LocationHome Based, Areas covered: Stowmarket, Southampton, Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Reading, Slough & LondonSalaryCompetitive Salary & Benefits - up to 10% company bonus, company car, 25 days annual leave, pension, BUPA health insurance, 50% discount on our products.DurationPermanent full timeReference1400063CContact NameN/A

With extensive experience of best practice L&D delivery solutions, you are ready to develop your career in a business that will encourage your insight and input, welcome your ideas and act on them. That business is AkzoNobel. Home to the Dulux Super Brand and world class products including Sikkens, Cuprinol and Polycell, we are looking for a senior level L&D professional to lead and manage the deployment of our UK L&D strategy. This is a high profile role within our business, part of a new global L&D operating model combining global aligned programs with local bespoke initiatives.
We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We are also named amongst the Top Employers in the UK.  You can’t make a great impact like this without having great people. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need the best.  Is that you?
As the Learning & Development Business Partner for the South East you will provide high level Account Manager consultation support for this region. Working alongside senior local HR Business Partners you will be responsible for developing and implementing L&D strategic plans for each business.  You will analyse skill gaps, gain insight of key development needs and challenges and formulate plans to improve internal capability, people engagement and performance.  As the Subject Matter Expert on a country-wide basis for Commercial L&D Capability, you will partner with global and local commercial excellence teams to provide high level L&D consultation to drive people capability within UK Commercial functions. 

Degree qualified (or equivalent experience) you will have proven high level experience in L&D strategy at senior level and be a competent high level facilitator.  Ideally a CIPD (or equivalent) member with a recognised coaching qualification would be an advantage. You will be commercially astute, results focussed and a team player.  You will champion and drive the transition to a learning culture and self-managed development.  You will be effective at analysing needs and devising cohesive solutions, great at motivating and engaging diverse audiences and be a skilled influencer.

At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be L&D Business Partner in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please apply below.

AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far.

Apply now


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Operational Trainer - West Byfleet and Uxbridge

Operational Trainer - West Byfleet and Uxbridge West Byfleet and Uxbridge

Anchor has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Operational Trainer to join their team. Their main role will to be deliver effective learning & development interventions that drives and supports a competent and capable workforce.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage the regional training centre, to ensure events are planned, in line with demand, to maximum occupancy and that drives or maintains statutory and mandatory training targets.

Location: West Byfleet and Uxbridge

Key Responsibilities:

• Training delivery
• Daily running of the regional training centre
• Planning interventions based on demand identified in the regional / national plans
• Adapting training materials or techniques to meet the needs of the audience
• Revision of training materials based on feedback and evaluation

Required Knowledge & Experience:

Qualifications

• Certificate in training practice, NVQ or equivalent experience
• Part of fully qualified membership of CIPD
• PTTLLS or working towards PTTLLS
• Specific care or health & safety qualifications, would be advantageous


Experience Required:

• Experience of the full learning cycle (training needs analysis, design, delivery and evaluation)
Having worked in a person centred/customer focused environment.
• Experience of training delivery to a diverse and multi skilled workforce
• Proven track record in implementing blended learning techniques

Required Skills:

• Up to date knowledge of industry best practice and standards as well as developments in the L&D arena
• Blended learning techniques
• Appropriate development interventions, suitable for learners in a customer facing environment

Closing Date: 02/03/2015

LocationWest Byfleet and UxbridgeSalary£30 to £34k depending on experienceReference011920Contact NameCintia Santoianni

Anchor has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Operational Trainer to join their team. Their main role will to be deliver effective learning & development interventions that drives and supports a competent and capable workforce.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage the regional training centre, to ensure events are planned, in line with demand, to maximum occupancy and that drives or maintains statutory and mandatory training targets.

Location: West Byfleet and Uxbridge

Key Responsibilities:

• Training delivery
• Daily running of the regional training centre
• Planning interventions based on demand identified in the regional / national plans
• Adapting training materials or techniques to meet the needs of the audience
• Revision of training materials based on feedback and evaluation

Required Knowledge & Experience:

Qualifications

• Certificate in training practice, NVQ or equivalent experience
• Part of fully qualified membership of CIPD
• PTTLLS or working towards PTTLLS
• Specific care or health & safety qualifications, would be advantageous


Experience Required:

• Experience of the full learning cycle (training needs analysis, design, delivery and evaluation)
Having worked in a person centred/customer focused environment.
• Experience of training delivery to a diverse and multi skilled workforce
• Proven track record in implementing blended learning techniques

Required Skills:

• Up to date knowledge of industry best practice and standards as well as developments in the L&D arena
• Blended learning techniques
• Appropriate development interventions, suitable for learners in a customer facing environment

Closing Date: 02/03/2015

Apply now


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Talent acquisition and development specialist

Talent acquisition and development specialist London

This FMCG organisation has global brand presence and is well known for their people values. In this unique role, you will take on a lead role for the UK and Ireland population as a Talent Acquisition specialist as well as widening your remit to Training and Development. You will work closely with your European and Global counterparts to own and drive the UK and Ireland recruitment process, essentially being the face for this brand in the external market place when it comes to talent attraction.

Our client is looking for someone who can bring expertise at a strategic level to the talent acquisition and resourcing space for the business or someone who can bring strong training skills to the table and shows the aptitude and strategic capability to take on talent acquisition as part of their role remit. The long term aspirations for this role is that the indvdual will also become a HR Business Partner in the near future for one of the smaller internal client groups in the UK and Ireland.

This is a really great opportunity for someone who wants to join a large blue-chip business in a role that offers autonomy, growth and international scope. Longer term, our client are well know to rotate talent internally and across their markets on an international level which could be a compelling pull for the right candidate. We are looking for someone bright, commercially astute and with end to end skills in resourcing or training and development, industry experience is not essentially although you must be able to show that you have worked in a matrix structure ideally within an international organisation.

SR Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

LocationLondonSalary£45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & benefitsReference143009KRIContact NameKetna Ramchandani

This FMCG organisation has global brand presence and is well known for their people values. In this unique role, you will take on a lead role for the UK and Ireland population as a Talent Acquisition specialist as well as widening your remit to Training and Development. You will work closely with your European and Global counterparts to own and drive the UK and Ireland recruitment process, essentially being the face for this brand in the external market place when it comes to talent attraction.

Our client is looking for someone who can bring expertise at a strategic level to the talent acquisition and resourcing space for the business or someone who can bring strong training skills to the table and shows the aptitude and strategic capability to take on talent acquisition as part of their role remit. The long term aspirations for this role is that the indvdual will also become a HR Business Partner in the near future for one of the smaller internal client groups in the UK and Ireland.

This is a really great opportunity for someone who wants to join a large blue-chip business in a role that offers autonomy, growth and international scope. Longer term, our client are well know to rotate talent internally and across their markets on an international level which could be a compelling pull for the right candidate. We are looking for someone bright, commercially astute and with end to end skills in resourcing or training and development, industry experience is not essentially although you must be able to show that you have worked in a matrix structure ideally within an international organisation.

SR Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Apply now


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Learning & Development Officer, Maternity Cover (up to 12 months)

Learning & Development Officer, Maternity Cover (up to 12 months) Windor, Berkshire

Purpose of Role
The L&D Officer will support service delivery through the design, implementation and delivery of practical training programmes for new and existing employees across the business and support implementation of business strategy.

Key areas of role and responsibilities:

Coordinate training plans across the business for new and existing employees;Carry out training needs analysis (TNA) as requested (by project office, line managers, senior managers and directors) and identify learning needs for roles across the business (including system builds and projects);Design, build and deliver training interventions to suit training needs identified across the business;Plan and deliver generic induction training plan(s) to new employees;Deliver skills based training (including generalist induction courses) to customer services and sales roles within the online “Express products/services” teams;Facilitate training sessions where delivery subject is not familiar (using a subject matter expert within the business team to assist with delivery and / or technical content);Deliver regulatory / legal training in accordance with business strategy (Anti-Money Laundering / Data Protection)Ensure timely and accurate general administration and record keeping of training activities on ADPDuties & Responsibilities

Implementation and Delivery:

Training Plans

To create and communicate training plans for frontline customer service team, private client services team (in-bound sales and dealing) and operations & payments (back-office) teams;

Customer Services

To deliver practical Customer Service training sessions to best practice standards (e.g. CIPD) through one-to-one or group sessions (for both frontline Customer Service and Operations based staff)

Sales (including Dealing)

To deliver generic sales training for Corporate Express and Private Client Services teams (e.g. Revenue generating teams)

Induction Training

To deliver initial induction/orientation training for all new startersTo coordinate and deliver new starter programme courses during in accordance with the agreed SLA’s To ensure all relevant training milestones and activity is completed to agreed standards

Regulatory / Legal Training

To support the delivery of AML (Anti Money Laundering) and DP (Data Protection) training and any associated regulatory training as required for different parts of the businessTo support HR with the delivery of required HR legislative training to management teams

Record Keeping

To maintain a Learner Management System (LMS) via ADP systemsTo keep timely and accurate records of all training completed

Skill and Expertise

CIPD (Certificate in Training Practice) or equivalent training qualificationPrevious experience working within the financial services sector (FS / banking / insurance / FX payments)Previous experience working for a SME within a L&D training role (delivery)Confident and articulate presentation skills / group training (up to 10 people per session)Ability to work with minimal supervisionAbility to build effective relationships with team members and managementAn in depth knowledge of L&D gained through both experience and understanding of current theories

About HiFX
HiFX provides unrivalled foreign exchange and international payment services to businesses and private individuals around the globe. To date we have transferred over £100 billion on behalf of our clients and are one of the world’s leading foreign currency specialists – trusted by over 5,000 companies from 100 industry sectors and assisting 75,000+ private individuals each year. For more information about our products and services please visit www.hifx.co.uk

We remain passionate about what we do and our people are at the centre of everything that we do. HiFX currently employs 210+ employees across its offices spanning the UK, Europe and Australasia.

We believe that we have a compelling employment proposition, offering attractive salaries, benefits and opportunity for career development. HiFX is proud to feature amongst the UK’s best companies to work for in 2006/07/08 and 2014.

Interested?

Please submit your CV and covering letter to our in-house recruitment team via the 'Apply now' link below.

LocationWindor, BerkshireSalary£26,000-£30,000 per annum, up to 20% bonus + benefitsReferenceHiFXLDOContact NameRecruitment

Purpose of Role
The L&D Officer will support service delivery through the design, implementation and delivery of practical training programmes for new and existing employees across the business and support implementation of business strategy.

Key areas of role and responsibilities:

Coordinate training plans across the business for new and existing employees;Carry out training needs analysis (TNA) as requested (by project office, line managers, senior managers and directors) and identify learning needs for roles across the business (including system builds and projects);Design, build and deliver training interventions to suit training needs identified across the business;Plan and deliver generic induction training plan(s) to new employees;Deliver skills based training (including generalist induction courses) to customer services and sales roles within the online “Express products/services” teams;Facilitate training sessions where delivery subject is not familiar (using a subject matter expert within the business team to assist with delivery and / or technical content);Deliver regulatory / legal training in accordance with business strategy (Anti-Money Laundering / Data Protection)Ensure timely and accurate general administration and record keeping of training activities on ADPDuties & Responsibilities

Implementation and Delivery:

Training Plans

To create and communicate training plans for frontline customer service team, private client services team (in-bound sales and dealing) and operations & payments (back-office) teams;

Customer Services

To deliver practical Customer Service training sessions to best practice standards (e.g. CIPD) through one-to-one or group sessions (for both frontline Customer Service and Operations based staff)

Sales (including Dealing)

To deliver generic sales training for Corporate Express and Private Client Services teams (e.g. Revenue generating teams)

Induction Training

To deliver initial induction/orientation training for all new startersTo coordinate and deliver new starter programme courses during in accordance with the agreed SLA’s To ensure all relevant training milestones and activity is completed to agreed standards

Regulatory / Legal Training

To support the delivery of AML (Anti Money Laundering) and DP (Data Protection) training and any associated regulatory training as required for different parts of the businessTo support HR with the delivery of required HR legislative training to management teams

Record Keeping

To maintain a Learner Management System (LMS) via ADP systemsTo keep timely and accurate records of all training completed

Skill and Expertise

CIPD (Certificate in Training Practice) or equivalent training qualificationPrevious experience working within the financial services sector (FS / banking / insurance / FX payments)Previous experience working for a SME within a L&D training role (delivery)Confident and articulate presentation skills / group training (up to 10 people per session)Ability to work with minimal supervisionAbility to build effective relationships with team members and managementAn in depth knowledge of L&D gained through both experience and understanding of current theories

About HiFX
HiFX provides unrivalled foreign exchange and international payment services to businesses and private individuals around the globe. To date we have transferred over £100 billion on behalf of our clients and are one of the world’s leading foreign currency specialists – trusted by over 5,000 companies from 100 industry sectors and assisting 75,000+ private individuals each year. For more information about our products and services please visit www.hifx.co.uk

We remain passionate about what we do and our people are at the centre of everything that we do. HiFX currently employs 210+ employees across its offices spanning the UK, Europe and Australasia.

We believe that we have a compelling employment proposition, offering attractive salaries, benefits and opportunity for career development. HiFX is proud to feature amongst the UK’s best companies to work for in 2006/07/08 and 2014.

Interested?

Please submit your CV and covering letter to our in-house recruitment team via the 'Apply now' link below.

Apply now


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At last! A fruitful meeting!

Regular readers will be aware that I recently met with RSC North West.

I’ve recently opened an ipadio account, so here is my reflection on the meeting


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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Senior Learning & Development Manager - Commercial

Description

From a secret recipe to a bold idea and very proud traditions, we build the future. Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) manufactures, distributes, sells and markets some of the world’s strongest brands in non-alcoholic beverages. We are part of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc, the leading Western European marketer, distributor, and producer of bottle and can non-alcoholic refreshments and the world’s third-largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. Some of the brands you will find in our portfolio are Coca-Cola®, Fanta®, Powerade®, Glaceau Vitaminwater®, Monster® and Caprisun®.

Leading brands, great people, growth and the reward that comes with it: the raw materials for success are right here. But still, success depends on our skilled management sharing thirst: a thirst for getting more and better from our people and systems, a thirst for pushing limits, and a thirst for the rigour and challenge of a fast moving business.

Do you have a personality with the power to influence and connect?
Can you sustain the pace to keep on growing?
Will you make an impact with your desire to win?

Senior Learning and Development Manager

Permanent

What you become a part of

• Leading a team to consult, design & deliver learning solutions for the Commercial Function across Europe
• To design solutions through internal or external methods that delivers a performance improvement through effective learning and development.
• To lead the deployment of quality learning solutions for the Commercial Functions
• Front Line Account Manage the Commercial HRBP teams as appropriate
• Line Manage a team of European L&D Managers

What to expect

• Consult and design solutions through internal or external resources to deliver a quality solution for our customers
• Work with L&D Services to review effectiveness of solution and evaluate ROI.
• Line management of L&D Managers to ensure all solutions are delivered on time and to agreed objectives
• Proving a first class L&D service to the European Sales and Marketing Team
• Delivering the budget and management of vendors
• Full implementation of the L&D Commercial Plan
• Managing design feedback from facilitators/L&D Managers
• Managing relationships with HRBPs and Commercial Stakeholders
• Delivery of quality L&D projects on time, in budget and meeting the business needs
• Performance management of L&D Managers
• Budgetary management

Job Activities

• Partner the HRBP for Commercial European Teams to deliver key projects and initiatives from a professional L&D perspective
• Using internal consultancy methodology, design and deliver a learning solution that delivers the requested business need and raises performance/capability.
• Lead key internal L&D projects to improve business performance and build the capability of our people
• Lead work with the L&D Services/ field L&D team to ensure an effective implementation plan for rollout.
• Build and maintain positive external contacts to keep up to date with the external market and latest trends in L&D.
• Apply project management methodology to manage and monitor progress on development solutions.
• Be responsible for the budget in line with design/implementation costings and travel expenditure
• Identify and evaluate future trends within the Development ‘market’.
• Liaise with the Instructional design team where required
• Lead the L&D Design to deliver quality L&D solutions with pace, efficiency and creativity
• Deliver senior training where required.
• Manage queries from facilitators on course content and feed through to the relevant L&D Manager
• Ensure sufficient supplies of materials are available to meet the plan
• Review evaluation feedback, define appropriate actions and progress
• Line manage and deliver the ‘My Development Experience’ for L&D Managers and ensure appropriate resource and capability levels within the team
• Continuously assess the quality assurance activities to ensure the standard of delivered training is in line with requirements. Coach as appropriate to improve standards
• Act as point of reference for, and supply expert advice to facilitators with regard to course delivery
• Identify where learning products may require update/maintenance, action or feed through as appropriate
• Deputise for the AD Commercial as necessary

Qualifications

What we expect of you

Experience in applying organisation development solutions in a cross matrix organisationExtensive L&D design and delivery expertiseExperience in leading large scale, complex projects from an L&D perspectiveStrong theoretical understanding of Learning development and how to apply in a pragmatic way to deliver an effective result for the customerProven track record of large scale, remote team managementExcellent internal consulting skillsProject management skillsExcellent communication and facilitation skillsPsychometric assessment tools - advantageousCIPD or country equivalent – preferredEuropean Travel 15-30%

Application

If this role is of interest to you, please upload a recent copy of your CV below and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in touch.

www.cokecce.com/careers

We believe that equal opportunities means inclusion, diversity and fair treatment for all.

Apply now


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