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Learning and Development Manager

Competitive Salary
  • Ref: 3688
  • Permanent
  • Greater London

A brilliant opportunity to join an evolving L&D function within a well-established and visible UK brand.In this role, you will be responsible for leading the design, delivery and ongoing management of the learning programmes to support the learning needs for internal employees.This is a full-time office based role (West London) with 1 day remote working.

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  • Lead on the development of the learning and development strategy
  • Carry out learning needs analysis and work with stakeholders across the business to understand learning needs and plan effectively
  • Design and implement blended learning programmes, including training workshops, eLearning and mentoring
  • Evaluate the existing L&D programmes and make improvements to ensure they are in line with the company’s continuous development strategies
  • Communicate with external stakeholders to design custom-built workshops
  • Evaluate the impact of the learning and report to stakeholders
  • Line manage and support a small L&D team
  • Manage L&D budget


  • Highly organised with strong time management skills
  • Confident and effective communicator
  • Excellent people person who has the ability to coach, develop and motivate in delivering excellent results
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a senior LD role, ideally within the retail sector
  • Proven track record in designing and executing successful training programmes
  • Strong experience in traditional and modern training methods e.g., coaching, on-the-job or in classroom training, e-learning etc


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent is desirable


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent is desirable
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Design and develop solutions

Create and manage content
4 – Strategic

(Co-)Creating relevant learning content using sound learning design principles, and ensuring content is aligned with needs analysis and learning solution design and assessment strategy. Editing content when required to maintain, accuracy and relevance.

Design and develop solutions
4 – Strategic

(Co-)Designing and developing learning experiences and solutions that include appropriate formal and informal learning solutions, resources and performance support, ensuring that business, performance and learner requirements are met.

Manage projects
4 – Strategic

Initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the work of teams on L&D projects to achieve goals and meet success criteria.

Performance and impact

Evaluate impact
4 – Strategic

Defining, measuring and interpreting learning impact in relation to the organisation’s performance objectives or expectations using a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Evaluation scope includes both impact and effectiveness of learning solutions allows the organisation to take a view on the value that the learning has added.

Strategy and operations

Develop L&D capability
4 – Strategic

Keeping L&D’s capabilities current and future-ready.

L&D strategy
4 – Strategic

Aligning the learning strategy with the business strategy, planning to move the business forward and guiding execution of L&D tactics in line with strategy.

Manage and improve L&D processes
4 – Strategic

Managing L&D business processes and their continuous improvement.

Manage L&D procurement and finances
4 – Strategic

Specifying, sourcing, ordering and receiving supplies, services and assets required for L&D activities. Building and maintaining supplier relationships and managing supplier performance. Managing operating and capital budget allocated to L&D.

Manage L&D resources
4 – Strategic

Ensuring adequate capacity, availability and optimal utilisation of people, facilities and equipment to meet current and future organisational learning requirements and provide a seamless end-to-end customer experience.

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Your recruiter

Katie Beck

Katie Beck

Katie is our recruitment team leader, supporting and guiding the team to find exceptional L&D talent for brilliant L&D opportunities. She possesses six years’ experience in L&D recruitment – across all levels of roles and all types of organisations.

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