Learning and Development Manager

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England, London, City of London
16 Apr 2021
14 May 2021
Kate Gallagher
Job Title
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time

Brilliant new opportunity for a Learning & Development Manager to join the rapidly-growing office of a global law firm.

The Learning & Development Manager will be responsible for reviewing, proposing and driving the firm's L&D programme and overall training strategy for all lawyers and business services staff, liaising with the L&D Partner and Head of HR - London.

Key responsibilities will include:

Developing and implementing a learning and development strategy for the firm in consultation with L&D Partner and Head of HR - London.Reviewing the firm's L&D strategy annually to reflect changes in the firm's business objectives. Working alongside the Performance Manager to capture all coaching and training requirements on a quarterly basis, and responsibility for ensuring these requirements are addressed in a timely manner.Liaising with department heads to review the training requirements and propose blended learning solutions through regular discussions. Designing and implementing development plans for all staff. Liaising with external providers to ensure the most appropriate, forward-thinking, cost effective programme is being offered at the right time.Negotiating contracts and managing relationships with external providers.Researching and evaluating new learning and development initiatives and techniques and ensure they are applied appropriately within the firm. Oversee the new joiner orientation and integration, working closely with the Senior Recruitment Manager and wider HR team. Working with the New York office to co-ordinate the programme for newly qualified lawyers/developing the London-based programme. Coordinating the annual mid-level associate training programme. Assisting partners with the firm's mentoring programme and have responsibility for the quarterly mentoring reports. Assisting with the international associate programme, including liaising with programme partner facilitators, managing incoming and outgoing international associate programme participants and immigration needs. Working with the HR team on internal and external secondment arrangements, including liaising with relationship partner, the seconded associate and relevant departments.Driving a culture of continuous professional development (CPD). Supporting England & Wales qualified Associates with their SRA continuing competence requirements as part of the bulk practicing certificate renewal exercise. Setting and managing the L&D budget. General administrative duties in relation to the role.

The ideal candidate will have strong previous L&D experience within a law firm/professional services firm and be educated to degree level or equivalent. You must be able to influence, persuade and negotiate both internally and externally, and have excellent organisational, planning, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with people at all levels, including partners and clients, is a must. You will have sound judgement, sharp business acumen, the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion, and the ability to multitask. Experience of project management and budgeting is required, along with experience of document management systems.

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