Staff Development Manager

Date Posted: Thursday 23 February 2023

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Closing date for application: 12/03/2023

Joining the friendly and supportive HR & Payroll Department, Cheltenham College seeks to appoint a Staff Development Manager.

The Staff Development Manager will report directly to the HR Director (HRD).   They will be responsible for working with departmental experts across the organisation to support the implementation of first class one to one and appraisal processes, ensure all staff have professional development plans, and source external providers both for in-person and online training provision.  This will include budget management, supplier contract negotiation and assessing return-on-investment.

This is a relatively new role within the organisation that would suit a candidate who enjoys working with, and adapting to a wide variety of different professions, styles and development requirements.  The Staff Development Manager should relish the opportunity to build on some existing good practice to shape an organisation-wide strategy to equip our people for the future.   Applicants should be flexible and adaptable and willing to roll up their sleeves to get things done.  Knowledge of independent schools would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Applicants should be skilled and sensitive communicators at all levels, quick to build professional relationships with key members of staff, including the Leadership Teams, and able to manage multiple workstreams effectively.

Full and comprehensive details of the role can be found in the job description.


Salary range: £32,000-£38,000 dependent on existing experience (though there may be an opportunity for a less experienced candidate to join the team at a lower range and develop into the role).

  • Inclusive lunch during term time
  • Free gym and pool membership and heavily discounted rates for family
  • Executive Pension Scheme (after probationary period has been completed)

How to apply:

To apply, please forward a completed application and covering letter, electronically, to:


Closing date for applications is Sunday, 12 March, 2023

First-round interviews are planned to take place by video-call towards the end of the week commencing 13 March, 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be called to interview on Monday, 20th and Tuesday, 21st March.


Cheltenham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its recruitment and selection of job applicants and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.


We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from suitably qualified individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We encourage all candidates to ensure that College is aware of your particular requirements should you be invited to interview.