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Professional Development Leader
Company Information Posted : 17-05-2018
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Job Type : Permanent - Fulltime
Duration : Permanent
Category : Banking/Finance
Recruiter Reference : SKP/TP/50284/6961
URL for applications : Click to apply
Salary : Up to £40,000
Job Status
Start Publishing : 17-05-2018
Stop Publishing : 14-06-2018
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This is a key role to support and develop our people.  As an inspirational leader, you will be creating an environment of challenge, support, development and evolution to a high performing culture. Working in close collaboration with our other Leaders, this is a fantastic opportunity to join us at our Head Office in Skipton. 

Package description

In return for all your hard work and commitment, you will get the support and recognition you deserve. You can expect a structured training and development programme tailored to your needs. You will also be eligible for the following:

  • Group Personal Pension Plan

  • Life Cover

  • 25 days’ holiday, plus one day for each year you’re with us, up to a maximum of 30 days (pro rata when working on a reduced hours basis)

  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme

  • Paid course fees to study for a professional qualification (where relevant to the role)

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Head Office onsite shop and internet café

  • An opportunity to join Simply Health Cash Plan – offering twenty annual benefits including dental care, optical care and physiotherapy

  • Option to donate to charity direct through Payroll Giving

  • Online employee benefits scheme offering discounts with hundreds of high street and online retailers

  • Eye Tests

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

Main responsibilities

Working as part of a diverse leadership team, you will be leading and providing first line manager responsibility to a team of technical specialists. Working together, you will be developing and maintaining a culture of challenge and support in both day to day activities and longer term personal development.  You will drive progress and support the wider operational development to enhance the service delivered. Key accountabilities include:

  • Drive the team department to understand the needs of our customers and colleagues.

  • Lead, motivate, inspire and engage own team and key stakeholders.

  • Consistently role model the values and behaviours; promoting and recognising good behaviours.

  • Identify the learning and development needs of the team and individuals through regular coaching, 121s and on-going feedback.

  • Promote a culture which encourages personal and professional development to build capability, develop potential and support career planning, aligned to organisational needs.

  • Support the development of policies, processes and practices that are progressive and meet or exceed customer and stakeholder needs, aligned with business requirements.

Ideal candidate

We are looking for people with excellent leadership, coaching and mentoring skills who can gain the trust and respect of the team and senior management. The ability to influence, engage and work in partnership with stakeholders, peers and direct reports are essential, in order to support the achievement of working objectives. You will require a proven track record of delivering results by creating a high performing culture, effectively communicating, influencing and negotiating with others at all management levels.

About the company

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do.

The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We believe a diverse and inclusive culture is an integral part of our core values providing a solid foundation from which to foster an environment where everyone is encouraged to fulfil their capability and potential.  Our flexible working arrangements can help you achieve a balanced lifestyle.

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