Leadership Academy Lead


Location: Hook


Salary: Competitive salary + bonus + excellent benefits

Leadership Academy Lead

Location: Key VM Operational Site (e.g. Hook, Hammersmith)

Competitive salary + bonus + excellent benefits

This is an exciting time to join Virgin Media as a Leadership Academy Lead. Focused on ‘Leadership learning’, you will be responsible for both influencing and enabling Virgin Media’s L&D strategy in order to effectively support VM’s Goals & Objectives.
As the Academy Lead for the Leadership division, you will maintain accountability for VMs ‘go to market’ L&D Leadership Academy strategy, through said Academy meeting both tactical and strategic goals of directorates and support functions. As part of this, your duties will be wide ranging, but ultimately you will be responsible for:

* Owning the delivery and associated reporting of all Leadership Development offerings across VM, from Executive through to Level C Leaders.
* Continually reviewing the respective L&D Leadership Academy offering to ensure maximum ROI and effectiveness.
* Business partnering at a senior level to address high-impact learning initiatives; ensuring engagement and support for Leadership & wider Academy Programmes.
* Managing a coaching faculty for VM in conjunction with our outsourced partner, Hemsley Fraser, ensuring ‘right fit’ for all Executive & Leadership coaching taking place across VM.
* Delivering, deploying and continually evaluating the effectiveness of Leadership Development interventions deployed to ensure alignment with stakeholder expectations and identified performance measures.
* Partnering with People Directors and the Chief People Officer to continually assess current and future Leadership needs, across VM and divisionally. Providing a holistic, strategic view on how the Academy offerings can best meet requirements.
* Ensuring strategic and detailed training needs analysis is carried out for all requests to determine ‘right fit’ solutions, against identified performance gaps.
* Influencing People Leadership Teams in making and supporting appropriate development decisions and interventions, with the overall view to drive genuine improvements against identified KPI’s.
* Manage the Leadership Academy’s budget, services, priorities and resources.
* In conjunction with Communications and other departments, developing the Leadership Forum into a more collaborative and two way group.
* Monitoring, steering and reporting on Academy performance, managing the Academy’s portfolio of learning content, approaches, design and delivery to meet needs of business and learners.
* Enforcing policies, learning standards and quality guidelines as defined by the Academy strategy and management.
* Ensuring all design originating from Academy is viable, and in line with agreed strategy principles.
* Ensuring collaborative relationships within the wider VM Academies, the People function and the wider VM business.
* Demonstrating great leadership, leading and working through and with wider L&D, People and Operational Teams.
Everyone in our People Team has a proactive and collaborative approach to work, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to deliver to deadlines. If you join us as a Leadership Academy Lead we would want you to have:

* Experience developing and managing strategic and operational Leadership Development programmes on a large scale (this role will be looking after a group of approx. 500 business leaders).
* Proven experience working in complex customer orientated/commercial multi-site environments.
* Strong stakeholder management skills, with experience business partnering to Director/Executive Director Level.
* Proficient in project management, with ability to operate at a ‘programme’ level.
* Experienced working as a line manager, able to lead people, and manage processes and budgets.
* The ability to frequently travel to different sites (likely need to be in Hammersmith for 2-3 days each week).
So why Virgin Media? We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a huge programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to 17 million homes and businesses. We’re challenging our competitors with the best services and the fastest speeds.
Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too! You will get a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, performance related bonus and, of course, discounts across Virgin Media products ad Virgin brands!
Come and be a part of something special. Join us!