Senior L&D Manager, EMEA

Oakleaf Partnership
City of London, England
£115000 - £120000 per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Professional Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Learning & Development
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Oakleaf are supporting this Law Firm to find an addition to their Global L&D team

As a senior member of the Global Learning & Development Team, you will support them to deliver on the 2025 vision of a distinctive client experience that sets us apart. You will provide visible, engaging and supportive leadership to our team of Talent and Learning specialists.

You will:

  • Provide an exceptional employee experience that delivers on the EVP, helping them to attract, develop and retain the best lawyers and professionals.
  • Support the Firm's diversity, equity and inclusion objectives to drive a shared purpose of inclusion among all our people
  • Align leadership, business, professional and legal skills training in a cohesive programme supporting Firm strategy and delivering a distinctive client experience.
  • You will be responsible for managing key L&D resources, programmes and processes, and advising and supporting Partners, Business Services Leaders, Professional Support Lawyers and the L&D team in the successful delivery of training and L&D services at key stages of the employee lifecycle within the EMEA region.
  • You will work closely with the EMEA and global Learning & Development team colleagues, and a wide range of stakeholders, including Partners and Regional Section Heads, Business Services Leaders, the Office of the General Counsel, Professional Support Lawyers, external training providers and coaches.
  • You will have excellent client relationship and people management skills, and outstanding professional presence. You will be responsible for leading strategy for the region and managing complex stakeholder relationships both within the function and cross-functionally to support the delivery of L&D activities in EMEA.
  • Line manage the EMEA L&D team

What they are looking for:

A seasoned L&D professional with at least 8 years' learning and development experience gained ideally within a law firm or wider professional services, and proven expertise gained through training design, delivery and coaching.

The sorts of attributes you will have:

  • Business acumen: experience of working in a global organization with a global mindset and understanding how the Firm is responding to different trends in the legal sector and wider business environment
  • High emotional intelligence, strong client relationship management skills and ability to understand and navigate a professional services partnership with stakeholders at all levels
  • Committed team player: ability to lead and develop a team and work effectively both as a leader and team member in cross-functional and global teams
  • A good steward: upholding Firm values and ethics, processes and procedures
  • Influential and able to manage multiple constituencies and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment to achieve a way forward
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple time-sensitive projects and tasks and meet deadlines, while focusing on the quality of work delivered to clients and stakeholders
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation and delivery skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; fluency in at least one other European language is desirable


Oakleaf Partnership is the UK’s largest independent HR recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have built enduring relationships with HR functions across every sector; thanks in part to our expertise, but also our collaborative approach. We listen. We share our insights. We take the time to truly understand the culture of an organisation – the person behind a CV.

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