People and Organisational Development (POD) Trainer
• A good degree
• A relevant professional qualification in training e.g. PG Cert, C&G trainer or CIPD training element.
• Ideally an ILM certificate or diploma in Management at level 3.
• Ideally, coaching accreditation by a recognised body.
• Ideally qualifications in one or two psychometric instruments.
Skills and Experience
• Experienced trainer who can deliver a wide range of different interventions
• Basic understanding of the whole learning and development cycle, including needs research and evaluation.
• Able to get the detail right, ensuring that all interventions are delivered to the highest standard, working with the POD administration team.
• An experienced coach, able to work with professional services colleagues
• Excellent writing and presentation skills.
• Experience of working in a team of professionals, knowing how best to contribute to the general direction of the team, while retaining full responsibility for one’s own interventions.
• Able to exercise discretion and tact in dealing with matters of a highly confidential nature;
• Good IT skills, and an ability to learn new IT software.
• Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
• An ability to work simultaneously and effectively to progress several different tasks.
• A good team worker with the ability to work effectively with staff at different levels of the organisation.
• An understanding of and demonstrable passion for both higher education and learning and development.
• A willingness to learn from team members with greater experience and a strong desire to develop towards being a grade 8 consultant.
• A high degree of initiative, personal judgement, resourcefulness, resilience, mental toughness, flexibility and a self-motivating approach.
• The ability to balance the demands of longer term needs with immediate problem solving skills.
• The ability to take direction and work under supervision on complex tasks.
• Enthusiasm and willingness to meet challenging and competing demands.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including political astuteness, tact and diplomacy.
Strategic Thinking and Perspective
• Demonstrates understanding of the factors in higher education impacting on the University and applies this to own work.
• Demonstrates understanding of how the University operates and a sensitivity to its political and organisational priorities, and applies this to own work.
• Uses a range of communication skills and strategies to gain commitment to action or change.
• Displays awareness of own impact and tact and diplomacy.
• The ability to work confidently with senior members of the University and to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.
• Demonstrates collaborative working, builds open, trusting and effective partnerships.
• Promotes knowledge sharing, assistance to others and constructive challenge as appropriate.
Performance and Resource Management
• Actively manages programmes of work to achieve quality standards and targets.
• Ensures priorities are balanced, taking appropriate action to keep things on track.
The POD trainer will work with a range of people, including:
• Head of HR-POD (line manager);
• POD colleagues
• Head of POD
• Director of HR
• Other members of the HR team
• Academic and professional staff across the University
• External suppliers.