L&D Specialist

City of London, England
£55000 - £65000 per annum
05 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021
Alan Hewett
Contract Type
Full Time

An award winning Financial Services business in the UK with over 5000 staff are now looking to add to their highly collegiate and friendly L&D team by adding an L&D Specialist. The business themselves are highly receptive and welcoming of learning and see this as a true way to deliver on business goals.

The L&D team currently consists of 4 people including this position. It's headed up be an inspirational, passionate and highly personable leader and will be working with two highly supportive peers. The team provide L&D coverage across the business at all levels.

This will be a broad and diverse L&D role in which the successful candidate will be responsible for TNA, design, delivery and ROI analysis of learning initiatives at all levels off the business with a specific lean towards Management Development.

We are looking for candidates that are dynamic, ambitious, hungry for success and have a strong work and team ethic. Candidates will also ideally come from a Financial Services business or from a Professional Services environment and have an understanding of regulated industries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consult, design, schedule and facilitate effective learning approaches tailored to a variety of learner groups across all levels; both client-facing and non-client facing.
  • Undertake analysis and evaluation of existing approaches to ensure materials, content and delivery methods maintain their relevance.
  • Work with Head of L&D as required on talent development areas that may include Management & Leadership and Apprenticeships.
  • Work collaboratively with team members and in partnership with wider business stakeholders to ensure L&D interventions achieve required outcomes.
  • Utilisation of the LMS system and online learning tools in ways that target, engage and meet different learning types, demands and needs.
  • Consult, collaborate, facilitate and lead as required for group wide coaching and mentoring interventions
  • Support monthly Induction activities as required.
  • Undertake regular CPD to maintain and update L&D skills and knowledge relevant to the sector.


  • L&D full cycle background including training design, implementation, facilitation and evaluation
  • Strategically design programmes, often on a global scale, using a holistic approach, measuring business needs and devising appropriate training solutions that meet these
  • Experience of shaping manager development
  • Excellent project management skills and able to manage multiple projects
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship building skills with the ability to probe and challenge, as well as the ability to work effectively globally
  • Programme related budget management
  • Ability to work with and manage effective relationships with our preferred external consultants to build/design different learning and development programmes/initiatives
  • Ability to confidently feedback on and contribute to the design of those programmes
  • Experience in 360-degree feedback management and delivery
  • Experience in using psychometric tools (e.g. Aon, Hogan, MBTI, 16PF, Clifton Strengths)
  • Ability to identify the best in class training providers and executive coaches
  • Overseeing and coaching other team members and the wider HR team on projects
  • Experience in facilitation/training delivery essential
  • Comfortable using data to both input into design decisions and to produce reports on the impact of learning activities
  • Experience of working with LMS desirable
  • Ability to navigate and utilise new technology to improve the learning experience
  • Highly articulate with excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to tailor messages to different audiences.
  • Experience in asset management & financial services industry would be desirable
  • Previous experience of sales / client facing training
  • Exceptionally collaborative; a true team player
  • Passionate and enthusiastic; energised by change
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Curious
  • Take ownership for successful and timely delivery of projects
  • Very strong interpersonal skills; able to build and maintain relationships with a breadth of stakeholders
  • Happy to roll up your sleeves where required to help others

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