Talent, Learning and Development Manager - City

Human Resources
Ref: 347 Date Posted: Thursday 11 Aug 2022
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Talent & Development Manager role with a super technology business

Job Title: Talent, Learning & Development Manager

Location: Near Farringdon, Central London

Salary: Circa £65k per annum

Contract type: Permanent / Full-time


We think that this business is a bit special…

This SME technology business (that is part of a much larger organisation) has a truly compelling story to tell and we are failing to find reasons why people would not want to work for them. This is an established business but in many respects, this will not be dissimilar to setting talent practices up from scratch in a greenfield site. You will genuinely get to help, influence, and develop how things are done. This will not be a boring role!

We don’t want to tell you who they are just yet as that will ruin the surprise. They are a business with an incredible ethos that offers it’s employees a great deal of respect. They have a special business culture so if you want to work in a collegiate business with great colleagues then this could be just the role for you.

It is probably also worth mentioning that you will be working for a great boss that will trust you to get on and do what you are good at.

What will be keeping you busy?

Where to start? This is an opportunity to build a professional and business focused talent & development function that services this fantastic business. This is a standalone role where you will devise and implement a best in class learning plan with clear outcomes that supports continual performance improvement and creates a learning culture across the organisation. This will include the design, development, delivery and embedding of learning and talent programmes and initiatives. First and foremost, you will get the basics in place!

The business want to get the basics right before focusing on some of the more ‘exotic’ elements of talent management. Performance management, appraisal processes and skills based training need to be reviewed and addressed

You will be working with department heads to identify training needs, manage and execute the training budget and evaluate training providers​. In addition, you will be required to expand graduate and internship schemes, building relationships with Universities​, blogs, recruitment fayres etc.

Engagement with key stakeholders is key as you will work with team leaders to produce competency matrices, identifying skills gaps and working with managers to fill those gaps by recruitment, training or promotion​. You will need to encourage them to adopt new processes by showing them the business benefits.

Developing and implementing Succession planning/Fast track schemes for high potential individuals​ as well as establishing mentoring and guidance plans​ will play a key component of this role. You may also be asked to assist with other HR projects as required.

Who are we looking for?

They could really benefit from someone who’s done this from scratch in a SME environment before, but who also has best practice experience from a large company. If you have not worked in a smaller business but have experience of a smaller division working in a standalone capacity then that would also work. It is about applying practices that are pragmatic and fit for purpose! If you have worked as a contractor previously, the client would not be put off by this.

We really want someone that is passionate about what they do. This is a new role and you will be putting new processes in place and changing how things are done. Because of this we really want someone that can take colleagues at all levels with them. You will be incredibly organised and structured, engaging, credible, professional and importantly good-humoured. If you can tick most of these boxes then we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for someone that is able to tailor their approach to different audiences and can engage with engineers and other technical people.

The business is not averse to spending money on talent and development but they do want a return on their investment. You should be able to demonstrate real creativity when it comes to managing budgets so that you can get the most bang for your buck.

Sound good?

Why not send us your CV and if you have time perhaps you provide us with a brief cover note and we can tell you more about this brilliant business.