Learning & Development Manager

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Job Description

New opportunity for an L&D Manager to join a dynamic organisation.

ROLE SUMMARY
The Learning and Development Manager will oversee the provision of training, learning and development activities across all parts of the organisation. The key responsibility in this area is to improve organisational and leadership effectiveness, and to build workforce capabilities to deliver business performance in line with the strategic requirements. This will be accomplished by effectively developing relevant and timely leadership and organisational interventions, and by leading and managing the end-to-end life cycle of the learning process.

Reporting to the Director of HR & Change the appointee will have specific responsibility to:
o Support the Director of HR and Change in the management and development of the HR and Change department to achieve required levels of performance and to respond effectively to changes in the internal and external environment.
o Provide leadership to manage the overall performance of an evolving L&D team by defining objectives, setting targets, coordinating activities, agreeing priorities, developing team members, maintaining effective communication lines; and ensuring that the required standards, policies and practices are in place.
o Work closely with the HR team and other members of the learning & development section to ensure appropriate levels of communication, integrated planning and achievement of joint objectives.
o Maintain effective working relationships between the HR&C department and other areas of the organisation, ensuring that any required interactions are adequately defined, effectively managed and reviewed as appropriate.
o Support the Director of HR&C in the co-ordination and management of organisational development initiatives across the company.
o Work in partnership with all areas of the business to support the effective delivery of relevant and value added learning and development interventions
o Support the delivery of strategic objectives as identified in the HR&C strategy.
o Monitor and review quality of learning/training delivered, evaluation of effectiveness and value for money.
o Lead and direct resources that span processes in the end to end learning life cycle.
o Lead the strategic design and/or implementation of learning solutions.


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

o To be considered for this post, candidates must have:
o A third level qualification in Organisational Development/Learning and Development/Human Resources or related discipline
o A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a similar learning and development role
o Experience in the planning and management of staff learning/ training and development within an organisation, including experience in training needs analysis, course design and delivery
o Specific experience in developing and delivering management and team based development initiatives
o Excellent analytical skills and experience in identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas, and implementing solutions
o High level of competence with related technology to include experience using digital learning platforms
o Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
o Experience managing and developing people
o Budget management experience
o Ability to negotiate and make decisions
o Demonstrable excellent organisation and planning competence

o In addition to this the ideal candidate will have;
o Membership of relevant professional bodies
o Ability to manage externally accredited programmes
o Demonstrated ability to think strategically
o The ability to win commitment and deliver projects
o Accreditations in recognised diagnostic and psychometric tools
o Experience in organisational change interventions and organisational development

For a full job spec and discussion please email Tina at tdunne@thornshaw.com or call 01 2784671.
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