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Development Partner

Human Resources
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
32,817 - 40,322 a year
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Role Description


The People and Organisational Development team offer award-winning development and learning opportunities for everyone at the University of York, from individual staff, teams and departments to students through our diverse range of programmes. The department is seeking to recruit a new Development Partner on a fixed-term basis to contribute to the University’s development needs.


You will use your significant experience in a training delivery role to support the design, delivery and evaluation of a range of learning and organisational development activities. You will also contribute to our leadership development and student-specific development programmes.

You will be able to apply a blended learning approach to enhance our provision through the use of technology, for example through the development of webinars and digitally enabled platforms.

You will have a passion for continuous improvement to service and be a flexible, pragmatic, can-do team player. You will be outcome-focused and evidence-driven to ensure the interventions and programmes we offer are aligned to the institutional strategic ambitions and departmental priorities.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed


  • Relevant degree or equivalent professional qualifications


  • Significant experience in a training delivery role within a large complex organisation
  • Broad experience in designing and delivering learning and development programmes to a diverse population, including leadership and management development, team development, coaching and the bespoke design of learning events to meet institutional need.
  • Experience of delivery of online events and webinar delivery

Skills, abilities and competencies

  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate training provision
  • The ability to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Ability to influence staff and colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to use initiative in problem solving and developing service opportunities

Interview date: 27 / 29 April 2021 (PM)

For informal enquiries: please contact Penny Foster at

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