Strategic Learning & Development Business Partner

Manchester Permanent £60,000 - £70,000 per year
  • The organisation is going through an exciting period of change & transformation
  • Strategically aligned role within a matrix organisation

About Our Client

We are supporting a blue chip corporate technology organisation, who are going through a period of considerable change and transformation.

Our customer prides itself in staying true to its values of collaboration, innovation and diversity of people and thought.

Job Description

Reporting into the Group Head of L&D, as a Strategic L&D Business Partner, you will drive the success of the organisation through consulting and advising the business at a departmental and enterprise level to develop a high performing culture within a matrix environment.

Using your strategic L&D expertise, you will work as a thought leader and partner with senior stakeholders, HRBP's and external experts to understand the needs of the business and colleagues to develop and execute comprehensive L&D strategies. You will create impactful solutions by leveraging existing and new programs, platforms. Your business area customer group will be approx. 2,000 employees.

As part of a partnering L&D team, you will promote a culture of creating, sharing and adopting learning solutions and best practices, including driving re-use and economies of scale, working with other L&D peers to evaluate ROI at an enterprise level. You'll be a champion for all things Learning and Development, to drive a culture of continuous learning, growth and development across the organisation, and working with our employees to foster innovation, creativity and engagement.

  • Develops learning input to the people strategy and plan for a business area that aligns and contributes to the future overall learning, people and business strategies
  • Support business leads and people partners with the engagement of L&D processes and Managed Learning Services by ensuring they are improving and meeting the needs of the business
  • Provide data-driven insights, recommendations about capability development and skills that are fit for the future of the business area
  • Deploy and drive value for the business from enterprise-wide learning solutions that are cost effective and deliver ROI
  • Communicate, launch and embed learning programme outcomes, report on progress and challenge resolution with targets
  • Collate demand forecast and budget for learning, shares learning completions and cost reporting including efficiencies
  • Create, share and adopt learning solutions and best practices across the Group, driving re-use and economies of scale
  • Own and drive selected enterprise topics on behalf of L&D, as a point of escalation from the programme owners and acting as the learning sponsor
  • Adopt and adapt new learning technologies and methods and identify opportunities to enhance the learning experience for employees based on internal / external L&D trends e.g. AI etc.
  • Provides the accountability for troubleshooting wider business learning issues that may need key interventions
  • Contribute to the overall L&D strategy

This role is based in Manchester, with travel national as an when required. The business implores a three day a week relationship of being in an office environment.

The Successful Applicant

To apply for the role of in Reading, your profile will closely match the following:

  • Demonstrable strategic L&D Business Partnering experience.
  • Has worked in, and thrived in, a large/corporate and matrixed environment.
  • Strong leadership skills, to inspire, collaborate and constructively challenge business stakeholders, HR, the learning and development team, and the broader learning community.
  • Ability to collaborate and create Learning & Development strategies and solutions aligned to the goals and objectives of the business area and wider business.
  • Deep expertise in Learning and development, including an awareness of learning design principles, learning technology, curation and outcome measurement.
  • Experience of leveraging enterprise L&D solutions and smart use of existing capabilities to achieve the strategy.
  • Experience in building and scaling innovative learning and development programmes for an organisation.
  • A good understanding of the latest trend and developments within L&D, including new and emerging technologies, and how these may drive improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of learning solutions.
  • Analytical skills to use data and metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of Learning solutions and make data-driven decisions.
  • Change management skills to manage change and implement news solutions and initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills to share complex ideas and information to a variety of audiences including senior business stakeholders, employees, and 3rd parties.
  • Project Management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously.
  • Experience of working in telecoms and technology sector would be beneficial.
  • Experience of working in a large scale transformation would be beneficial.

What's on Offer

This role is paying £65,000 to £70,000 (possibly more dependant on experience), plus a performance related bonus and a suite of benefits

Nathan Ross
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+44 161 829 0387

Job summary

Job function
Human Resources
Learning & Development
Technology & Telecoms
Contract type
Consultant name
Nathan Ross
Consultant phone
+44 161 829 0387
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