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Learning and Development Manager

Hightown Housing Association Limited
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Corporate Services, HR / Organisational development
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Learning and Development Manager

35 Hours per Week - £42,369 Per Annum

Are you looking for a new role that you can make your own? Perhaps with one of the fastest growing Housing Associations in the UK?

At Hightown, were a housing charity that builds homes and supports people. Were currently recruiting for a Learning and Development Manager to join our team who has the right values, behaviours and attitudes. Our values are:

  • Putting our residents and service users first
  • Treating people with respect, promoting independence and choice
  • Developing passionate and committed teams
  • Being cost effective without compromising standards or safety

If you share our values, wed love you to hear from you.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of HR you will lead and manage a team of three ensuring a comprehensive provision of all Learning and Development across the Association.

Working with Senior Managers the Learning and Development Manager is pivotal in:

  • Identifying Learning and Development needs to meet the needs of the organisation and individuals;
  • Designing and developing a blended a Learning and Development programme using E-Learning, internal and external classroom courses.
  • Making best use of the Apprenticeship Levy and supporting Hightown's external qualifications priorities.
  • Managing the Learning and Development budgets, the Learning Management System and relationships with external learning providers, ensuring that Hightown have access to high quality, cost effective learning;
  • You will be part of the HR Management Team contributing and implementing People Strategies and polices for the Association

Who we're looking for

As well as being able to deliver training and understand training needs and compliance in the Social Care sector and Housing sector the Learning and Development Manager will

  • Have a relevant HR degree or equivalent experience and ideally be CIPD accredited.
  • Have demonstrable relevant experience of designing and delivering training solutions that meet a particular need
  • Have experience in leading and motivating a team

We have safely re-opened our offices in Hemel Hempstead. All candidates must be able to commute to our office in Hemel Hempstead on at least three days each week with up to two days working from home.

Strictly no agencies

The benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package which includes:

  • Salary of £42,369pa for a 35 hour week
  • Workplace pension
  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
  • Monthly attendance bonus of 1.25%
  • Regular market reviews of salary and cost of living
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year including bank holidays, rising with service to 35 days
  • Life assurance cover of three times your annual salary
  • An organisational commitment to employee health and wellbeing
  • Ongoing training and support to deliver outstanding support
  • Onsite gym
  • Ability to work from home two days per week by agreement

How to apply

If you are interested in joining our friendly team as the Learning and Development Manager, please apply below

A copy of the job description for the role of Learning and Development Manager is below

Please note that suitable candidates will be invited to interview throughout the application window and therefore the vacancy may close at short notice. However all candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application and therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

Closing date: Sunday 12th June 2022


Interviews: Tuesday 21st June 2022


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year.

We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

We are a charitable association aiming to help people who cannot afford to buy or rent housing at market values. 
We currently manage over 7,000 homes (principally in Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff. We have an annual turnover of £90 million and a development programme that will deliver around 450 new affordable homes each year.


Building homes. Supporting people.


  • Put residents and service users first.
  • Treat people with respect
  • Be cost effective
  • Don't compromise standards or safety
  • Develop passionate and committed teams


Hightown’s aim is to provide as many homes as we can at below market rates and a wide range of housing and support for people who are vulnerable and/or disabled. Hightown’s history over more than 50 years shows our continuing focus on our strong social purpose.

We are rated highly for financial and operational performance; and have a high grading from the Regulator of Social Housing.
Hightown is committed to retaining its distinctiveness and its reputation for making projects happen which demonstrate Hightown’s values and contribution to society.

We believe that, by developing decent homes and supporting individuals to live with confidence, independence and choice, our work delivers a tangible positive impact for local communities

Please see our vacancies below:

Find Us
01442 292309
Hightown House
Maylands Avenue
Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom
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