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Senior Learning & Development Specialist - Consulting (FTC)

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Oct 2, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our purpose focuses on how we contribute to society, and how our business decisions can contribute to greater trust and solving important problems. In order to achieve our purpose and deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. The people who power us - our internal teams - have a vital role to make sure we have all the right resources, services and technology to be the best we can be. Not all of us work directly with external clients.
Fixed Term Contract / Secondment - 12 months

Grade - Senior Manager

The Learning & Development Consulting Specialist People Consultant is accountable for establishing, evolving and overseeing the delivery of the overall training strategy for their specific Line of Service (LoS). They will work as part of a LoS specific Business Partnering Team within Business Solutions and will report to the LoS People Director.

Key accountabilities:
  • Work with the People Director and the wider Line of Service business partnering team, identifying where, and how L&D can play an instrumental part in achieving business goals and/or overcoming challenges.
  • Engage with key stakeholders across the Lines of Service to obtain an understanding of the training and learning needs.
  • Work with the other L&D Specialists, People Solutions and with the L&D Centre of Excellence, to identify common needs in order to maximise opportunities for collaborative efforts.
  • Shape the people strategy and annual plan from an L&D perspective for the Lines of Service, leveraging firmwide development strategies and investments, determining the need and parameters of any specific L&D interventions.
  • Use people strategy governance to prioritise the overall L&D portfolio, including new requests, against the cash budget, reviewing wider L&D resource capacity to support, and agreeing LoS participant time out of the business;
  • Work closely with the L&D Centre of Excellence and People Solutions, identifying and managing risks, to ensure that all planned activity is implemented and that intended outcomes are achieved, meeting business needs and budget requirements.
  • Collaborate with the wider Line of Service Business Partnering Team to optimise the implementation of any training solutions.
  • Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the L&D interventions in the Lines of Service.
  • Analyse strategic, operational and evaluation data at a curriculum and programme level. Discussing analysis with key stakeholders and appropriate parties within L&D Centre of Excellence and People Solutions to produce recommendations,and oversee any resulting activity.
  • Support the L&D Centre of Excellence and People Solutions with the necessary input from the business for successful L&D delivery.
  • Work with the L&D Centre of Excellence and People Solutions to drive a consistent holistic communications approach.
Essential skills and experience:
  • Experience in L&D / training and a suitable knowledge and interest in tools and technology advancements to enhance learning outcomes.
  • Proven ability to engage, influence and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels, particularly at the Partner level.
  • Ability to lead, inspire, develop and champion others to provide a distinctive and sustainable L&D service to the firm.
  • Communicate confidently and effectively, and work collaboratively as part of a wider team.
  • Commercially orientated - keeps commercial aspects continually in mind when taking actions or making decisions.
  • Plan strategically and translate vision and strategy into clear, actionable objectives and deliverables.
  • Assimilate complex data and information objectively to inform recommendations.
  • Effective budget / financial / resource management linked to firm's business priorities.
  • A strong interest in the Consulting LoS.

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