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Training Manager

Location: CHATHAM, KENT Salary: 45000 - 50000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: HR Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3049322
The company that I am recruiting for is located in Chatham, Kent and is a well-established financial services firm that primarily targets underserved market sub-sectors that offer high growth potential and attractive risk-adjusted returns in which it can take a leading position and where it has established expertise, platforms and capabilities.

The key purpose of this role is to design, develop and implement regulatory training and associated activities which align to legal and regulatory governance throughout the organisation and all subsidiaries, which contribute directly to:
• The achievement of business objectives
• Developing and embedding a culture of excellence
• The development and assessment of employee competence, conduct and ethical behaviours aligned to meet regulatory requirements defined by the Financial Conduct Authority, including the Senior Mangers Regime and Training & Competence Scheme
• The keeping of robust Training Records
• Promoting equality and diversity
• Career Pathway planning, Succession Planning and Continued Professional Development
• Legal compliance with (HSE) Health Safety Executive requirements

The role will require occasional travel to The Company’s London office and subsidiary organisations, which are based in the South East of England. Occasional travel to offices in India may also be required.

Core responsibilities:
• Coordinate the design and delivery of ongoing L&D activities required to drive awareness of the requirements of the Senior Managers Regime and the associated Code of Conduct (COCON) rules to all relevant populations (SMF’s, Certified & other staff)
• Design a strong regulatory competence training schedule for UK based employees to meet current and ongoing legal and regulatory governance requirements
• Producing and utilising innovative learning material that raises motivation and self-esteem ensuring all learning styles are supported
• Design and develop regulatory competence training content, training manuals, multimedia visual aids, training activities and other educational materials to meet changing business requirements
• Partner with Subject Matter Experts to proactively undertake compliance and regulatory competence Training Needs Analysis aligned to the organisation's TNA framework
• Partner with stakeholders from across the organisation to support the ongoing commitment to programmes which enable the mobilisation of a competent workforce and ongoing maintenance of competence thereafter
• Proactively contribute within Steering Groups established to ensure the design and ongoing implementation of appropriate governance schemes, relating to T&C (Training & Competence), SMR (Senior Managers Regime), COCON (Code of Conduct) and EMCD (European, Mortgage, Credit Directive).
• Analyse effectiveness of all training workshops and programmes post implementation including knowledge transfer tests and delegate feedback
• Manage robust version control of all regulatory training content, including achieving, documenting and storing appropriate subject matter expert sign off
• Plan and contribute to a variety of blended learning activities, including classroom training, meetings, conferences and workshops

The role comes with some fantastic benefits which include:
· Discretionary Bonus Opportunity - up to 10% of basic salary
· Annual Leave - 24 days
· Pension - 8% employer contribution - requires a 5% employee contribution
· PMI - Bupa Cover, 50% of which is funded by Company - opportunity to also add family members, but at own expense
· PHI - Covers 75% of basic salary payable on an on-going basis after 28 weeks continuous absence (applicable after 12m service)
· Life Cover - 4 x basic salary

An ideal candidate for this role will meet the following criteria:
• 4 years previous experience working within the financial services industry is essential
• 2 years previous experience in the design and delivery of a wide range of workshops relating to FCA regulations is essential
• 1 year previous experience in the delivery of L&D activities relating to the Senior Managers Regime and COCON is essential
• 2 years previous experience in the delivery of L&D activities relating to a company approved Training & Competence Scheme is highly desirable
• Specialist knowledge of the L&D requirements from a regulatory perspective is essential
• Specialist knowledge of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime and the COCON rules is essential
• Robust knowledge of the FCA’s T&C Handbook is essential
• Robust knowledge of best practice techniques to undertake effective TNA’s (Training Needs Analysis) is essential
• Specialist knowledge of the best practice techniques required to design and deliver inspiring, engaging and effective workshops or briefings to senior employees is essential
• Specialist knowledge of the Training Cycle is essential

Required qualifications:
• GSCE/GCE qualifications in both maths and English are essential
• Level 3 CIPD/ MCIPD qualification is desirable
• Coaching certification, qualifications are highly desired

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