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GAQ-L&E Programme Leader

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_214112WD-int

Global Assurance Quality - Learning & Education: Programme Leader
Role description
Would you love to impact on the development of thousands of PwC professionals globally? Do you
enjoy influencing innovative responses to Network needs and challenges?
As a project leader in Global Assurance Quality - L&E you get to work collaboratively with Network
functional groups on the design, development and evaluation of technical training in the global
PwC Curricula for audit practitioners. You will be pivotal in supporting the Curriculum Leader and
curriculum team to successful achievement of strategic priorities, balancing territory perspectives
and current learner insights.
The main responsibilities of this role and the competencies required are described below.
Main responsibilities
The successful candidate's responsibilities will include leading teams to:
• Determine content and propose and design innovative learning solutions to complex or long-
standing areas of Network focus.
• Create materials for use in training suitable for a variety of roles within PwC, from new joiners
to senior practitioners, including example audit documentation and case facts to highlight
specific issues and learning points.
Other responsibilities will include:
• Drafting communications and position papers for a variety of internal PwC stakeholder groups,
regulatory submissions, and internal and external communications to support the successful
implementation of training materials in the Network territories.
• Leading the process of scoping changes to the existing curricula materials, based on territory
feedback, changes in standards, guidance, tools and technology, and proposing resulting
projects and project teams.
Individual Requirements
High performing Senior Manager (1 or 2 rated, or equivalent) with a passion for developing others,
who is well rounded in all areas of the PwC Professional dimensions. They will have:
• A number of years' experience including both audit practice experience and experience creating
training solutions for audit practitioners. Preferred experience: experience using audit tools
such as Aura, Connect Suite, Halo for Journals, Count; experience working on a PCAOB
Whole Leadership:
• Strong influencing and collaboration skills.
• Ability to confidently present, lead and facilitate discussions with senior stakeholders.
• Proven ability to lead teams to meet tight deadlines.
• Strong coaching skills and a commitment to developing those that work for them.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently.
• Ability to confidently facilitate/instruct training programmes.
Business Acumen:
• A strong understanding of the PwC business model and how we serve a variety of clients.
Technical and Digital:
• Excellent written English and verbal communication skills.

• Previous experience in L&E instructing, training design and development and/or a strong
interest in L&E/adult learning.
• Desire to develop expertise in the area of learning.
• Strong audit technical skills, including the proficient use of Aura would be beneficial.
Global and Inclusive:
• Ability to work with multicultural teams and sensitivity to cultural implications in learning
design and implementation.
• Ability to propose solutions in situations where there are multiple conflicting viewpoints.
• Ability to develop relationships quickly.
• Ability to work effectively with a globally dispersed team in a virtual environment.
• Good interpersonal and organisational skills.
Note: Less experience or less demonstrated ability in one or more of the above competencies can
be compensated by particular strengths in other competencies. Each candidate will be reviewed in
light of the combined competencies that they bring to the L&E team.
Work requirements
The candidate will work as part of a globally dispersed team and:
• Can expect to work from London, UK as part of the Global Assurance Quality - L&E Team.
• May be expected to attend meetings at non-traditional times to accommodate time zone
differences with team members.
• Can anticipate global travel (pending the ability to travel internationally post pandemic)
ranging in duration from two days to three weeks.
The degree of travel has some flexibility and can vary depending on the assigned project
responsibilities and the individual's personal circumstances.
Successful candidates can expect to gain:
• A professional development and career enhancement opportunity which may not be available
• Transferable client relationship skills developed by working virtually with various senior
stakeholders and colleagues around the PwC Network, including global functional groups.
• An increased network of contacts including L&E professionals, methodology professionals and
peers in other territories.
• An exposure to audit technical developments on a real time basis, and enhanced abilities in
Aura and Audit Methodology which they can apply back in the practice.
• Significant opportunities to develop global acumen.
• Developing business acumen through insights into Network strategic priorities, and how the
Network of forms operates, including global quality processes, actively participating in the
responses to quality findings in the Network.
• A greater knowledge of the materials developed by Global Assurance Quality - L&E, and other
territories, allowing them to support the appropriate coordination of local training plans in
their home territory.
• A "presence" in the L&E design and content of the Curriculum, carrying the needs of the
practitioners and instructors in their territory.
• An in-depth understanding of process and quality standards in L&E design and development,
including evaluations and assessments.
• An insight into adult learning theory, transferrable to ongoing coaching interactions and
classroom instruction.
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