Learning & Development

At the National Church Institutions, we support our employees to develop their career and encourage the contribution of new knowledge, skills, attitudes or experience within the department and organisation. In our commitment to lifelong learning, provision has been made available to employees to be developed in line with NCIs’ strategic objectives and professional requirements alongside the individuals career aspirations.

Responsibility for development is shared between individuals, managers and the HR team working together to create a relevant and responsive environment that supports lifelong learning and enables individuals to contribute effectively within their role.  

All colleagues are encouraged to make use of their Performance Development Review conversations in order to identify their development needs and agree the best approach to enhancing their skills within the organisation. Developing our managers is crucial and we run specific management and leadership programmes to give colleagues the skills they need in these areas. 

We help colleagues own and drive their development by delivering courses through a mix of high-level apprenctieships, blended learning including online resources, facilitator delivery, lunch and learn, one to one interventions and support for continuous professional development. There is the opportunity to access external professional support for careers coaching and leadership development as well as support for the study of relevant recognised qualifications. 

Part of our learning takes place on the job, via internal secondments and through cross project working with other colleagues. We maintain and participate in a variety of professional and sector specific network groups and seek to maximise opportunities for colleagues to gain experience throughout the various NCI’s and the wider Church of England structures. 

Broader development opportunities include support for the performance of charity work and public duties. We are proud to support our military reservists through our signing of the armed forces covenant.