Leadership Development Lead (Maternity Cover)

At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.

Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.

We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.

About You

As a Leadership Development Lead, you will play a key role in successfully leading the leadership development cycle across our executive level group, in line with our long term company vision and goals. As a result, you will need to be able to:

  • Communicate and embed leadership competencies and behaviours into processes, projects and key data.

  • Define and execute clear succession plans for a variety of leadership roles, including fair and effective identification of individuals.

  • Lead a quarterly cycle of leadership assessment, progression and placement.

  • Rollout, guide and iterate new leadership excellence cycles focused on managing delivery performance, the annual reward approach and personal career development/growth.

  • Lead the design, execution and budgeting of bespoke development approaches for a pipeline of aspiring, emerging, transitioning and transformational leaders.

  • The ability to design and execute complex leadership development projects and/or programmes, that involve innovative learning and development (L&D) approaches, bespoke for groups and individuals.

  • Experience running innovative performance management cycles, specifically at a leadership level that include commercial, non-commercial and behavioural focuses linked to reward and compensation.

  • Experience identifying, assessing and progressing future leaders into key leadership roles and supporting their successful transitions.

  • Ability to scale consistent and effective leadership performance/development processes through lean thinking and data driven analysis.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build trusting relationships at all levels, and particularly influence at C-level.

  • Experience of managing and running performance management for Exec/Leadership roles

It’s helpful if you also have:

  • A network of trusted external coaches/consultants/trainers who can bring leadership/L&D expertise to AND.

  • Confidence in making strategic decisions and the ability to articulate your thought process, using KPIs and thorough analysis.

From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:

  • We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.

  • There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.

  • Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.