Business Support Manager – Learning and Organisational Development (INTERNAL)

Job title: Business Support Manager – Learning and Organisational Development (INTERNAL)

Company: Kirklees Council

Job description: We adopt a ‘name blind’ approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made – please note that this also includes any CV uploaded. Equality monitoring information is not accessible by recruiting managers at any stage.




Corporate Strategy, Commissioning & Public Health

Service Area

Office of Chief Executive



Number of Jobs



Huddersfield and surrounding areas

Position type

Temporary, Secondment

Length of contract

12 month contract


Grade 9


£30,151 – £32,909

Advert Wording

To apply for this job you must be an employee of Kirklees Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date – and have successfully completed your probationary period. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.

This is an exciting and challenging time for learning and organisational development (L&OD) in Kirklees. L&OD has a vital role to play in achieving our shared Kirklees outcomes through supporting and developing great people with the right skills, values and behaviours. The L&OD Business Support Manager plays a crucial role in the effective running of our L&OD service.

The role

As Business Support Manager you will deliver an effective, flexible, and responsive business support service for our corporate learning & organisational development function.

You will be responsible for ensuring effective and appropriate systems are developed, implemented, maintained, and monitored to support the work of the L&OD service – with a particular responsibility for working with My Learning, the council’s Learning Management System (LMS).

We’re looking for someone with experience of providing business support services in a large organisation and effective staff management skills. You will be able to demonstrate that you have the appropriate knowledge, experience and ability to undertake the key requirements of this role and work effectively with colleagues in the corporate Learning & Organisational Development (L&OD) team and across the council.

The focus

This role is part of the corporate L&OD team within People Services and has a specific focus on delivering business support within an L&OD context. Your duties will include:

  • Developing, maintaining and providing effective management information from My Learning, the council’s Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Line managing the Business Support Officers within the L&OD team
  • Managing L&OD business support workflow and prioritising work
  • Dealing with financial information and providing monitoring for our L&OD budget
  • Liaising with colleagues across the council to support corporate L&OD provision

Your behaviours and style are just as important as the experience you bring. We expect you to role model our council behaviours and work with the values of inclusion, kindness and pride, which are at the heart of our .

Please read through the Job Profile and Focus Sheet before applying and have this in mind when completing the shortlisting questions.

If you would like to find out more about this role or have an informal chat, please contact

Interviews are expected to take place on 23rd May 2023

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.

If you are internal and want to apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission. If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment, please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Expected salary: £30151 – 32909 per year

Location: Huddersfield

Job date: Thu, 20 Apr 2023 01:46:38 GMT

Apply for the job now!


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