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People and Development Manager - Careers & Employability

Team Valley
Salary Details:
£46,683 per annum
30 Sep 2021
About the role

Job title: People and Development Manager

Location: Team Valley (or any regional office locations)

Salary: £46,683 per annum

We offer a generous holiday allowance (30 days), a 6% matched pension scheme, a range of voluntary benefits, excellent training, and family friendly policies to support flexible working. 

We are recruiting a People and Development Manager to join the employability and careers directorate within Education Development Trust.

The People and Development Manager will support and embed a truly vibrant and people led culture where everyone thrives, ensuring operating standards and processes are fit for purpose, agile, drive continuous improvement and able to meet the changing needs of the employability and careers directorate. 

To work collaboratively with Employability and Careers Strategic HR Business Partner and corporate HR colleagues to develop and make recommendations on processes that support the overarching holistic employability and careers people strategy.  To align existing operational people processes into a cohesive plan that will recognise the directorate as a world class employer of choice, with a diverse workforce who are happy in their jobs, that demonstrate our corporate and business values and are equipped to deliver within their roles.

The successful candidate must have access to transport and be prepared to travel based on business need.

A full list of job objectives can be found in the job description.

Person specification:



  • Relevant business degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Knowledge of HR policies, procedures and best practice
  • A deep understanding of the full learning cycle from needs identification through to evaluation  
  • Have a good knowledge of a broad range of training trends, techniques, methods and opportunities


  • An understanding of Apprenticeships and associated funding systems 
  • An understanding of assessment and verification practices and processes



  • Significant experience of designing, evaluating and analysing people management solutions in order to make  improvements that support business delivery
  • Experience of implementing talent management and succession planning strategies in complex organisations
  • Experience of measuring the impact of workforce development activities and changing strategies as a result of the findings
  • Experience of managing and developing multi discipline teams
  • A strategic and creative thinker with proven experience of working on diverse and wide-ranging people strategies
  • Significant experience of leading high performing teams that contribute to organisational objectives and show resilience in the face of changing priorities.


  • Experience of the careers guidance and/or employability sector
  • Experience of managing the delivery of nationally recognised qualifications
  • Experience and success with in-house and outsourced recruitment

Closing date: Thursday 30th September Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received)

Interview dates: Applicants will be invited to attend an assessment day on Wednesday 6th October.

How to apply: Towards the bottom of this page, you can download the job description and apply. Once you click apply you will be required to complete a short online application form and upload your CV.

This post is part funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 – 2020 and all activity must comply with contractual regulations.  

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.

About the organisation

At Education Development Trust we are passionate about changing lives. We have first-rate credentials in providing services that bridge the gap between education, training and employment. We have been a leading careers service provider in the UK for over 20 years and have a successful track record of managing programmes delivering careers, employment and skills support.

To find out more about the careers service at Education Development Trust, please click here.

Here is a video of our Director of Careers and Employability, Laura Bell, taking about the benefits of working at Education Development Trust.