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Talent Manager (part time)

The Trussell Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...


Responsible for the delivery of an innovative, integrated, and practical talent management and development experience.


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Remote, UK

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Responsible for the delivery of an innovative, integrated, and practical talent management and development experience.

Achieved through developing solutions that accelerate learning, help drive high performance and contribute to key transformational needs that will support and equip the workforce to achieve the vision of an end to the need for foodbanks in the UK.

The role will work with the Head of Learning and Development to develop, implement, and evaluate the talent, and leadership development agenda. Working with key stakeholders to develop engaging learning programmes which meet organisational capability and culture needs which will support the Trussell Trust in achieving its strategy.

Role Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver consistent talent and leadership development approaches and programmes, ensuring requirements are met within the staff community and the network of food banks.
  • Expert facilitation of structured learning programmes and interventions with senior members of staff and food bank leaders
  • Work collaboratively across the function to support the delivery of the apprenticeship programme, working with third party providers to utilise the apprenticeship levy as necessary
  • Participate in broader People & Inclusion projects related to talent management, developing career development tools, and supporting the People Partners to develop succession plans for each team which will support personal growth, knowledge sharing and workforce planning.
  • Manage and deliver projects and initiatives appropriately, implementing project planning, stakeholder management and communication activity effectively.

Person Specification

Technical skills and minimum knowledge:

  • Experienced project manager who can deliver multiple initiatives to deadlines and to prioritise effectively, with strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Experience in the latest talent management practices across all stages of the employee lifecycle e.g., succession planning, capability definition skills.
  • Knowledge of managing apprenticeship programmes, from recruitment to evaluation.
  • Experience of using the apprenticeship levy and liaising with apprenticeship development providers.
  • Consultative experience with strong relationship management skills.
  • Experience in generalist L&D knowledge, not just delivery focused, including working closely with external consultants in the design and implementation of learning solutions.
  • Knowledge of organisation development through analysis, diagnosis, intervention proposal and implementation of initiatives.
  • Ability to manage work effectively in a matrix, having clarity on governance, roles and responsibilities, and desired ways of working.
  • Experience of developing digital learning programmes and technologies to support the development of a range of audiences.

Behaviours and competencies:

  • Demonstrates a strong, visible passion and commitment to the Trussell Trust and its strategic objectives.
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion, championing the principles of equality of opportunity.
  • Highly organised; capable of managing a broad portfolio of activities through to completion.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build and manage relationships, present information accessibly and in a format appropriate to the audience.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making.
  • Able to use initiative to make decisions with pace.
  • Deliver work within a cross-Directorate matric structure where operational and development benefits arise from resource sharing.
  • Engaging people and creating opportunities for relationship building, and building a supportive, respectful work environment

Key Stakeholders

  • People Experience Team and People Partners
  • Directorate and Department Leadership Teams contributing to L&D planning.
  • Network Operations Department.
  • Food bank leaders as required.
  • Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Strategic Communications

Our Values

The Trussell Trust is a charity that works to end the need for food banks. It is founded on and shaped by Christian principles.

Our values of dignity, justice, compassion and community, are central to all that we do and therefore supports our aim to be an organisation where the diversity of all employees is valued. We welcome people of all faiths and none and those that are committed to these values.

We recognise that we have under-represented groups within our workforce. As part of our commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity we are actively encouraging applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBTQIA+, from racially minoritised communities such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions and those with a lived experience of poverty as well as any other under-represented group in our workforce. We are committed ensuring the safety and protection of our employees from all forms of harm.

How to apply

Please submit your application no later than 12pm 1st September 2023 . We reserve the right to close early or extend this date depending on the number of applicants.  

Interviews will be held on 14th September 2023.  

17,159 per annum plus benefits (£45,156 FTE)

Please note, incomplete or speculative applications will not be considered. If you have any difficulties completing your application using the online portal email [email removed - click apply for more details] and we will do what we can to help you. The Trussell Trust is committed to achieve greater diversity and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability. 


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