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Learning and Organisational Development Manager

The role

Are you a Learning and Organisational Development (L&OD) person looking for something different? This is an exciting opportunity to lead and deliver L&OD in a fun, forward-thinking fire and rescue service.

If you like every day being different and want to work with our dynamic front line colleagues, support teams and the community then this role would be great for you! There are so many opportunities to help us build on our great culture and have some adventures along the way, working for a service that’s truly lives its values of welcome, dignity and respect. 

You will play a key role managing and delivering our L&OD offering. You will be responsible for a small team, including those with specialist skills in Digital Learning and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as well as generalist learning backgrounds. With the ability to build strong respected relationships throughout the Service you will work with stakeholders on a daily basis, as well as working as part of the wider organisation’s management team, allowing you to play a key role in promoting and role-modelling the values and culture that the Service seeks to embed, whilst contributing to and delivering our strategies.

We have a Training Centre team that you will work alongside, who focus on the technical skills development for our operational colleagues. Your role will focus on talent, succession, leadership and management development, as well as managing your team.

Salary: £45,450 - £52,767 pa (pro rata for part-time)

Hours: Full Time 5 days pw/ Part Time 4 days pw/ Job Share will be considered

Contract: Permanent

Location: Huntingdon

(We offer a flexible, agile, hybrid working pattern where you can work from home, as well as from Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service and other locations around Cambridgeshire, to meet the team and organisations’ needs)  

About you:

You will have a clear passion for everything L&OD and bring that passion with you into the Service, which is a fantastic, fun and unique organisation to be part of. Your drive, experience and knowledge will help us on our L&OD journey. You will be a people person who will thrive on meeting both our operational and support colleagues at our many different locations throughout Cambridgeshire. Your ability to build relationships will allow you to really understand the Service and how best to tailor the delivery of the L&OD function, whilst your management experience will allow you to successfully guide the L&OD team forward.

If you do not fully meet the requirements but believe that you can clearly demonstrate in other ways the range of valuable skills, experience and knowledge recognised as relevant and important to this role, we would welcome hearing from you.

About us:

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is one of the best Fire and Rescue Services in the country. In our last inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) we were noted as good, specifically around promoting the right values and culture, getting the right people with the right skills, ensuring fairness, promoting diversity, managing performance, and developing leaders. 

Our vision is for a safe community where there are no preventable deaths or injuries in fires or other emergencies. To achieve this, we put people at the centre of everything we do. Without our welcoming, friendly, and supportive environment we would not be the Service we are today. 

Why work for us?

We promote the right values and an inclusive culture by:

  • ensuring fairness, promoting diversity and developing colleagues to achieve their potential
  • being Disability Confident employer
  • providing health and well-being support
  • offering flexible, agile hybrid working
  • having Inclusion Ambassadors, a network and working groups for protected characteristics

Our offer:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Health Cash Plan
  • A competitive pension scheme
  • Access to Blue Light Discount at 100s of stores & events
  • Family friendly policies – including flexible working
  • Great Learning & Development Opportunities
  • 28 days annual leave each year plus bank holidays, increasing with service
  • Parking (site specific)
  • Flexible, agile, hybrid working

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How to apply?

To apply for this opportunity please review the recruitment pack and complete this short form and send your CV to

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We have the right to close this advert at any time.