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People Growth and Performance Consultant - Procurement (6 months FTC)

People Growth and Performance Consultant - Procurement (6 months FTC)

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: From £30,506 - £44,065
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Ref: R00AOR01661
  • Closing Date: 30 May 2022
  • We're happy to consider flexible and part-time working approaches for this role

PG&P sits within the People and Culture Community, our purpose is to ‘Build our future Society and help our people grow’. We’re made up of 3 Practices:

  • Learning & Skills
  • Leadership, Talent & Behavioural Insights
  • Performance Enablement. 

Each Practice directly supports our Society’s Strategic plans, ultimately supporting our colleagues to deliver the best experience for our members.

At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it’s doing, is member focused.

Your success isn’t based on how long you spend at your desk. You’ll have contracted hours, but we’re always happy to support flexible working wherever we can. That might mean working from home or different Nationwide offices or agreeing a working pattern to help you balance work and life. We will always strive to find a way that works for everyone.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

This role is based in the “home” team of Learning and Skills. You’ll work as part of a small team working to drive efficiencies and build a strategy which supports the reduction in the Society’s costs associated with external training and coaching spend. This will involve 

  • Working collaboratively with colleagues across the Society to understand their future needs
  • Gathering and analysing internal and external data to provide insight in support of defining our future people development supplier strategy 
  • Work with procurement to research and manage where appropriate the RFP process
  • Engagement of our new Learning Experience Platform (LXP) tream to understand how we can increase engagement and learning via the platform.  
  • Delivering society-wide inclusive learning solutions that supports our People Strategy 

You’ll help to identify the people development needs we need to succeed into the future that require the support of partner suppliers and enable a continuous learning culture through the activity you deliver. 

Working flexibly, joining face to face where necessary, you’ll work using both virtual and agile ways of working. As part of a Squad, you’ll attend daily stand ups and scrum events to drive efficiencies and deliver at pace.

You may also support wider PG&P initiatives by being a member of an “away” team so that people with the right expertise work on the right activity at the right time. 

About you

As a minimum you will have: 

  • Comfortable to conduct research both internally and externally 
  • Able to understand, analyse and interpret insight to inform decision making  
  • Understanding of the procurement process  
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity   
  • Consultancy skills to assess future needs of the Society  
  • Creative mindset and passion to innovate  
  • Effective stakeholder management skills at different levels  
  • Strong communication skills, confident at both writing and presenting both face to face and virtual  
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills and ability to manage and own multiple competing priorities and deliverables  
  • Proactive and empowered to make decisions within a framework  
  • Knowledge and skills in using QlikSense, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams for virtual working  

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:

  • Your values, and what makes you who you are
  • How you’d make a difference to our members in this role

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday, pro rata

Why work at Nationwide

We’re different from other financial service providers. We’re a building society, owned by our members. And for over 130 years, we’ve supported those members to make the most of their money and achieve what they want from life.

That’s reflected in the way we work here at Nationwide. We come together to make sure we’re doing things in the best way possible, both for each other and for our members. If you join us, you’ll be part of that. You’ll be able to help us build something really quite special. And you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference.

On top of that, we always want you to be yourself. To use your skills and experience to make our Society stronger. To feel valued for who you are, not just what you do. Because here at Nationwide, we understand that we can do more together than we ever could alone.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us. 

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.  


People Growth and Performance Consultant - Procurement (6 months FTC)

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