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Performance & Development Specialist

National Grid

National Grid

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warwick, uk
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Performance & Development Specialist


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division: New Talent and Stem
Job Type:
Requisition Number: 52229
Department: HR
Job Function: Human Resources

About us

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Our values and principles

At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.

As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.

We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

Job Purpose

Deliver one of our key talent development programmes, Future Leaders, across our business in the UK and US.

This role will work collaboratively with the programme participants, their managers, senior stakeholders and a selection of external suppliers to identify, assess and develop the future leaders of our business.

The role will sit within the Performance and Development team, reporting to the Head of Early Careers.

What you'll do

  • Utilize professional expertise and comprehension of Performance Development best practices and innovative ideas to influence solutions and approaches in this domain.
  • Strive to boost engagement, improve employee experience, and retain high-performing employees through Performance Development initiatives to facilitate a culture shift.
  • Be responsible for programme delivery of our Future Leaders programme in the UK and US
  • Design and deliver in person and virtual sessions in partnership with suppliers
  • Host engaging sessions, including fireside chats with our senior leaders, peer led discussion groups and networking events
  • Lead the Identification, assessment, and selection of participants of the programme
  • Continually review and improve the programme to meet business needs
  • Manage the evaluation of the programmes’ impact and communicate this to the business to demonstrate a return on investment
  • Manage multiple internal stakeholders, including senior leaders, to promote the programme and it’s benefits
  • Manage multiple suppliers to ensure a seamless delivery of the programme which is engaging and value for money

What you'll need

  • This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and driven individual. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our colleagues.
  • Feel comfortable facilitating virtual and in person events, including interviewing senior leaders
  • Feel comfortable talking to senior stakeholders about the programme and sell it’s benefits to the business
  • Be self-motivated and resilient, with excellent organisational skills with proven ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team and to take a flexible, professional approach
  • Preferably will have experience of working in a talent or leadership development role
  • Demonstrate proficiency and prior experience in leveraging data analytics, reporting, and insights to guide continuous improvement, decision-making, and recommendations.
  • Possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple programs simultaneously.
  • Experience in blended learning approaches
  • Experience of working across different geographical locations.
  • Strong facilitation skills

What you'll get

A competitive salary between £44,000 – £53,000– dependent on capability
As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.

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