Job Title: Organisational Learning lead
Salary: £37,569 to £45,189 plus a Location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £37,569 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £45,189 will be via incremental progression.
Location: Across London
We’re improving policing – and it all starts with you
To protect a city of over eight million people, the Met needs to be at its best. That’s why we’re adopting Organisational Learning (OL) and ensuring that knowledge is shared throughout the Met. As Organisational Learning Lead, you’ll have a pivotal role in an emerging field with the UK’s largest police service. Join us and help give London the best possible Met.
We want to be a learning organisation – and we want you to drive the transition. In this critical role, you’ll lead a team tasked with setting up our OL framework and networks. Your goal will be to make sure that knowledge is retained and shared across the organisation, by embedding the structures and pathways needed to capture and socialise learning. You’ll also see that learning is thematically evaluated and implemented to improve policing.
Because this is a new development, you’ll need to champion learning and knowledge sharing so it becomes part of our culture. This means building strong relationships with senior Met figures and partners to establish OL practices. You will be instrumental in building capability and supporting the professional development of officers and staff through OL. You therefore need to be an expert in Knowledge Management, with the ability to influence and negotiate.
Degree-qualified (preferably a postgraduate), you can develop roadmaps and practices to integrate learning and knowledge sharing behaviours into operational processes. You’ll have gained your experience in large, complex multi-disciplinary environments and honed your qualitative analytical and information modelling skills. With this background, you’ll be equipped to co-ordinate the delivery of OL and provide coaching to staff. If you want to change policing for the better, now’s your chance.
Key Results Areas
To lead on systemising and operationalising the Met’s Organisational Learning framework and networks such that knowledge is created, retained and shared across the organisation.
To implement and embed Organisational Learning structures, pathways, practices and processes to enable learning and knowledge to be identified, evaluated and socialised to positively impact policing practice and outcomes.To lead oversight and qualitative analysis of strategic cross-cutting organisational learning to ensure that risks and opportunities are managed, and that causal analysis, evaluation, learning and ideas have a route to action including integration into operational practice.
To influence and develop enduring relationships with Boards, Heads of Profession, OCU/BCU command leads and external partners to socialise and embed Organisational Learning practices
To co-ordinate across Met and partner teams and departments to enable effective organisational learning, analysis and evaluation including through social networking and communities of practice.
To champion learning and knowledge sharing behaviours and an organisational culture of inquisitive learning, of evidential practice and reflective thinking so that learning experiences are encouraged (behavioural change).
Now more than ever is the time to join the Met Police. We want our team to be representative of our country and are looking to recruit people who understand and reflect the diverse communities we engage with every day.
Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, a competitive salary and a Civil Service pension, you'll also benefit from excellent career and professional development. If you’re looking to advance, we’ll support your progress.
Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:
Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).
Completed applications must be submitted by 03/06/2022.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
Essential Criteriapreference for postgraduate, as a minimum educated to undergraduate level (or equivalent) with relevant applied skillsextensive experience in large and complex multidisciplinary environmentsknowledge of policing practice, tacit and explicitcompetence in knowledge management and learning pathways, including appropriate theory and practice,understand ways to develop roadmaps, structures and practices to integrate learning and knowledge sharing behaviours into operational processesability to co-ordinate delivery of organisational learning, including in knowledge management, information management, social networking, and communities of practice, and provide coaching to enable staff to grip and develop OL in their environmentsexperience of organisational dynamics, systems and change management, comfortable with ambiguity and innovationdemonstrable qualitative analytical and information modelling skills including evaluation approaches and critical analysis of complex information to inform learning and decision makingdeveloped interpersonal skills with an ability to interact professionally with senior officers and partners, and negotiate and manage customer expectationsdeveloped negotiating and influencing skills across boundaries including entrepreneurial challenge
Desirable Criteriadesire for related professional qualifications such as CMI, OD or similarstrong knowledge of Evidence Based Practiceknowledge of information governance including assurance, security and the legislative environmentsubstantial experience of managing collaborative relationships including with partner organisationsstrong communication skills including verbal reasoning and storytellingstrong personal and team skills including team development, personal and matrix leadership