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£50,000 - £50,000 per annum

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Learning and Development Manager

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Learning and Development Manager

Due to strategic people plans, a superb opening has arisen to join a company as a Learning and Development Manager (Training) on a permanent basis. Working as part of the Associate and Organisational Development team, this is an opportunity to lead a small team, drive change and manage new projects to enhance our learning and development provision within a large business.

Main responsibilities:

  • Engaging collaboratively with stakeholders to provide high quality, timely and audience appropriate development.
  • Review current activities and recommend improvements to support the achievement of the strategic people plans.
  • Helping associates achieve their potential through the delivery of effective learning opportunities that meet the needs of individuals, teams and the business.
  • Leading, coaching and developing the team of five reports
  • Working collaboratively across the Associate and Organisational Development team to support the delivery of annual and mid-term business plans.
  • Managing budget for areas of responsibility.
  • Preparing and reporting data and management of Associate and Organisation Development quality management systems.
  • Providing oversight of other functions' training to maintain standards and providing coaching where required.

Team Responsibilities

  • Managing the provision of a broad range of development activities including; personal development, mandatory and compliance training, e-learning content.
  • Identifying, organising and delivering on-going and new learning requirements in line with business plan or ad-hoc requirements, and conducting effective evaluation.
  • Coordination of e-learning, lineside (e.g. Toolbox talks), and classroom courses / workshops / directly or via others e.g. external providers, Team Leaders, Health and Safety Representatives.
  • Developing and managing e-learning content, system utilisation and reporting.
  • Proactively managing external suppliers, evaluating their performance against agreed measures and demonstrating return on investment.
  • Maintaining systems and accurate training records, including expiration reports.
  • Managing quality systems documentation and the supporting quality audits.
  • Designing induction and as required delivering induction.
  • Supporting other Associate and Organisational Development team members with activities e.g. school events, career fairs, apprenticeship activity.
  • Managing the Team Leader Readiness Programme and similar future programmes in conjunction with the Leadership and Performance Manager.
  • Management and updating of relevant policies e.g. study aid.
  • Systems development and support to projects such as SAP development, and new HR systems.
  • Providing administrative support e.g. training event organisation, updating systems, associate participation administration.

To be considered for the position of Learning and Development Manager you must have:

  • Previous experience implementing change with a strategic approach
  • Demonstrable experience across the full learning and development cycle
  • Experience managing a team and effective people management skills
  • Great communication skills that are engaging and confident
  • Experience in designing / delivering / managing blended learning programmes that encourage Associates to acquire new skills and knowledge covering all learning styles
  • A collaborative style and ability to build good working relationship with a variety of stakeholders
  • The experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload and multiple tasks within tight deadlines
  • An understanding of the production environment
  • Ideally, hold a CIPD qualification or can demonstrate a solid professional development record.

What the company can offer you:

A competitive salary of £50K+, 25 days' holiday, a car, optional 2nd car at discounted rate, bonus, local discounts, medical and dental plan, defined contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers and the opportunity to purchase the companys products at a generously discounted rate.

What the client wants from you:

No two days are the same and you will need to be able to react and change priorities at very little notice. The ability to self-manage your workload and have high level organisation skills is essential. Strong communication skills are a must as you will have exposure to all levels of the business.

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