Our People and Culture team are recruiting a Learning and Development/Talent Development Partner to join the team on a mat cover 6 month fixed term contract, ideally starting as soon as possible.

This will be a stand alone role where you will be responsible for the logistical planning and implementation of learning opportunities, improving training and compliance, and developing the workforce to achieve our strategic objectives through a well-developed and trained foundation. You will manage two Programme Managers and will work alongside a full team of 12 in the P&C Team , including Talent Acquisition, Workforce Development, and P&C Generalists.

We have a lot of exciting projects upcoming, and you will have the autonomy to own, design, and deliver on business critical projects with the Learning and Development/Talent Development function in the next 6 months! 

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 9 - 5, hybrid. On Mondays, the full P&C team are in the office so travel to central office will be required, plus one day at any of our services


We're looking for someone who has previous experience and confidence in coaching and advising managers and colleagues with varied talent development activities! If you are proactive, and able to use your initiative to make key business decisions, and act as a team player to the rest of the team and organisation, we want to hear from you! 

Benefits, including Non-Contractual Perks

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with the length of service
  • Training and Development, including access to courses, upskilling, and progression plans
  • Medicash includes discount gym memberships, routine optometry care, dental treatments, and physiotherapy treatments
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including counselling
  • Reflective Practice regular sessions with a therapist provided by an external provider to support Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Annual Staff Awards

If you have the passion, creativity, and tenacity to make a real difference in people's lives, challenge stigma and make our communities safer, we would love to hear from you!



  • Responsible for management and leadership of employees throughout the employee lifecycle.
  • Be aware of and support team activities with working spaces and offices, health and safety, and system management.
  • Build effective internal relationships across the organisation and ensure consistent communication, with adherence to our policies and processes.
  • Proactively embed a culture of learning, development, reflection, and evaluation in a psychologically informed environment.


  • Manage and coordinate all training and development activities.
  • Be the first point of contact for all training and development enquiries.
  • Coordinate all training activities, including booking delegates, venues, training providers, equipment, and other necessary materials and resources.
  • Ensure training systems, materials and programs are managed and continuously updated.
  • Source and partner with a network of external and internal training providers, utilise resource.
  • Continuous improvement for the function, manage return on investment for additional resource and alignment with business growth and values. 


  • Promote the organisation’s commitment to investment in personal development as a means of improving employee morale and engagement
  • Work with the wider People and Culture team and other colleagues to continuously promote a culture of learning and personal growth through coaching, empowerment, and feedback.
  • Introduce, develop, and maintain appropriate schemes and programmes for the organisation to benefit the workforce.


  • Work collaboratively with the wider P&C team and support with various other activities and developments within the team.
  • Build and maintain effective stakeholder relationships internally throughout the organisation and externally with partners and organisations.
  • Learn and manage other digital programs within the organisation and support training and development for all staff and smaller teams where required.

Other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position. 


What we are looking for:

  • Proven experience in a similar role of at least two years
  • Experience in coaching and advising managers and colleagues
  • Knowledge in and practical application of delivery of a learning and development program professionally
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple tasks and competing priorities within a fast-paced environment
  • IT Proficiency, ability to learn new software programs, advanced knowledge in Microsoft, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Able to learn and deliver training on new programs
  • Ability to make commercially and value-driven balanced decisions, including the use of data to make decisions and reports

What we would like, but not essential:

  • Knowledge of the health and social care sector or similar environment, particularly from a training compliance point of view
  • Knowledge of Apprenticeship schemes and/or other similar initiatives and programmes

Please refer to the JDPS attached for more details on the vacancy and our requirements/key criteria.



Social Interest Group (SIG) believes good care and support improve lives. Our values of ambition, empowerment, transparency, and inclusivity drive everything we do. Our mission is to empower people who are marginalised by building powerful partnerships and creative solutions that bridge gaps in provision and aid recovery, reablement and resettlement.

SIG is a not-for-profit organisation providing thousands of people with good-quality support and care in residential, drop-in centres, community floating support settings (including people's own homes), probation settings, and hospitals awaiting discharge. We do so across London, Brighton, Bedfordshire, Luton, and Kent. We believe in the power of well-planned, well-managed services to make a difference. We work with high standards and external and internal regulatory frameworks.

Want to know how we work? Watch our short Theory of Change video to see how we support people towards a brighter future: Theory of Change

Further details can be found on our website here: Theory of Change - Social Interest Group - Social Interest Group

Our Values

Ambition – Eager to succeed and to accomplish as much as possible for our people

Empowerment – Giving staff and the people we support the tools, training, and information they need to achieve their potential

Transparency – Upfront and visible about our actions and open to scrutiny from stakeholders, service users, and staff

Inclusivity – Listening to, understanding, and including all our stakeholders to ensure we make a difference and get things right


Please note that this job advert may close early due to screening applications on an ongoing basis. We advise applying as soon as possible for your application to be taken into consideration at the early stages.

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For Recruitment related enquiries, please email recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk 

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