Learning & Development Lead

Posted 14 September by Howett Thorpe
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Howett Thorpe is pleased to be partnering with this very exciting, cutting edge and market challenging business, to secure a very creative Learning & Development Superstar who can create unique quality learning solutions that will enable the employees to thrive and excel in their duties and really drive this ambitious business forward.


Reference: HT12267

Learning & Development Lead - About The Role

The L&D lead will ensure the right development activities are readily available to allow each individual to grow their skills and knowledge to deliver results. This is a key, standalone hire for the client, visible across both it's London and West Sussex offices and presents to opportunity for a talented, inventive & technically creative Learning & Development professional to take a blank canvass and really dazzle the business with their learning solutions.
While employing circa 90 staff, the business is still in start up mode and and is dedicated to creating and providing an environment for it's staff to thrive in. It is an exciting buzzing environment, full of ideas and the successful candidate will need to embrace this approach fully to deliver the required service.


As the Learning & Development Lead you will:

  • Develop creative learning solutions across the business to enable individuals to become masters of their own destiny
  • Work with managers to carry out training needs analysis to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours
  • Interpret business needs into compelling high impact blended learning experiences that make a difference
  • Create the right conditions for colleagues to feel a personal commitment to our organisational objectives and behaviours but equally important to also enjoy a sense of personal achievement and wellbeing
  • Own and manage the implementation of the online learning platform FUSE
  • Manage and develop content to create a value add learning resource for colleagues
  • Create or commission L&D solutions, events and resources within budget utilising a variety of methodologies
  • Develop management skill sets resulting in knowledge savvy individuals who nurture colleagues to understand their unique brilliance and stretch themselves
  • Develop robust evaluation processes to demonstrate R.O.I.
  • Support the Head of People to produce a costed company-wide development plan
  • Implement and manage key projects; Performance Development Framework, Customer Support Career Progression Framework, Compliance Training, Onboarding, Buddy Programme


The successful Learning & Development Lead will be:

  • An innovative thinker who has successfully designed and delivered pioneering e-learning solutions to a variety of audiences
  • Previous experience of implementing a learning management system.
  • Strong diagnostic, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-starting attitude and organisational skills to work autonomously, in line with our empowered working culture
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing talent development frameworks targeted at organic growth in a start-up environment
  • Experience in providing solutions to develop technical talent in soft skills in an agile environment
  • Expert in the design and development of training solutions using a variety of methods and media to engage all colleagues.
  • Experience of building relationships with a variety of internal customers at different levels and working effectively as a team member
  • Confident and resilient, with a can-do outlook that is maintained when under pressure.
  • Educated to degree or equivalent. Preferably CIPD qualified or significant experience in developing learning solutions
  • Can challenge the status quo in a helpful and constructive way to deliver results
  • Experience of managing multiple requirements in a fast-paced services environment
  • Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced, fun and dynamic environment


Apply today for immediate consideration

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