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Learning & Development Manager

Flowtech Fluidpower plc
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Closing date
20 Jul 2022

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Energy and Renewable
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Learning & Development
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Learning & Development Manager

Responsible to HR Director                                                                                                 


Location: Wilmslow

Purpose of role: To align the employee’s goals and performance with that of Flowtech Fluidpower to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing the Power Academy Learning and Development strategy and programme that is aligned to the organisation’s strategic goals
  • Working closely with various leaders across Flowtech Fluidpower and having a full understanding of their units and training requirements 
  • Responsible for identifying and assessing the learning and development needs of individuals and the organisation through the application of Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
  • Aligning the learning and development requirements to the job role/ description of the individuals and teams expanding the talent and skills across all levels of the organisation
  • Creating learning and development materials and programmes to address specific business objectives
  • Working with the senior leadership team, the HR Team, employees, and external partners to ensure achievement of the learning and development objectives
  • Monitoring and assessing the effectiveness and success of the learning and development programme
  • Staying current with the latest learning and development trends, development, and best practice
  • Identifying and implementing a wide range or learning and development offerings and techniques to improve efficiency and provide a return on investment
  • Management and development of the Competency Framework based on an individual’s role ensuring that talent is developed and grows with the organisation
  • Assess the success of development plans and help employees make the most of the learning opportunities
  • Having an awareness of the allocated budget and an ability to track the budget and find solutions to implement the required training
  • Produce and deliver reports demonstrating the performance of the Learning & Development function
  • Maintain and develop relationships with 3rd party vendors and consultants
  • Acting as the go to within the business for anyone with questions or queries regarding training and development plans
  • Increase the visibility of the Learning & Development function

General: (these are applicable across the organization – creating key behaviours)

  • Ensures & openly promotes a strong safety culture
  • Ensures continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups, to stay current within your role, looking to innovate always.
  • Maintain a positive & solution-oriented approach to work, providing open & honest feedback.
  • In all internal & external contact, present a professional & positive image of the Group, advocate the groups values & behaviours, as well as maintaining mutually constructive, positive, & beneficial relationships.
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality & compliance with all relevant legislation & regulations.
  • Undertake such other duties, training &/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, & which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role.

Relationships & Special Requirements


Person Specification

Key relationships:

  • HR Director
  • PCD’s
  • Management Board

Responsible for (direct reports):

Special requirements:

Travel within UK & EU

KPI themes

TBC upon commencement of employment


  • Taking personal responsibility to deliver results, demonstrating resilience and drive (Responsibility)
  • Excellent customer focus
  • Highly organised (Project Management)
  • Innovation
  • Relationship development and working with others to deliver results (Collaboration)
  • Communication and stakeholder management (People Focus)
  • Able to solve problems and resolve issues quickly


  • Proven experience as a Learning & Development Manager, Training Manager or similar
  • Current knowledge of effective learning and development methods
  • Knowledge of the end-to-end learning and development process though the application of a Systematic Approach to Training (SAT)
  • Level 5 Learning & Development qualification such as CIDP, CTP, QTS or demonstrable experience
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to build rapport with employees and vendors
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Ability to effectively present information to employees, management, board of directors and external partners


  • Fluid power Experience
  • Knowledge of the Apprenticeship Levy
  • Familiarity with e-learning platforms and Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Experience in project management
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