Learning and Development Manager

nmcn PLC
Huthwaite, UK
03 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Joining nmcn will open a door full of opportunities, where our people are nurtured for success and empowered to build their own adventure. We're always adapting, evolving and innovating. Our purpose, culture and values are extremely important to us, along with the continued growth and opportunities for our people. We place people at the heart of what we do and aspire to be industry leading, with renewed focus on having a positive impact on everything we touch.

We work in partnership and collaboration with our customers, to deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the UK. Our specialist engineering and construction teams bring multi-sector innovation and technical skill - from building and highways, to large-scale water networks and treatment plants.

We're looking for an experienced Learning and Development (L&D) professional, who can be a key part of our exciting future, and lead the delivery of a customer focussed L&D service and ensure our people have the competence and training to undertake their role. This is a new role and a fantastic opportunity for somebody, who shares our purpose and ambition, is looking to make a difference and enjoys working in a fast-paced, busy environment. Based out of Huthwaite, with travel to regional offices, and three direct reports, you will support the HR Director in driving to deliver the business and team objectives.

What you'll be doing day to day

  • Support the HR Director to seek to continuously improve the quality of the L&D service
  • Understand the current and future requirements of the Company, to enable you to provide professional L&D support
  • Diagnose, design and deliver a suite of training courses, and other blended solutions such as coaching, eLearning and personal development training programmes.
  • Develop, coordinate, implement and monitor all training and development activity, policies and initiatives
  • Support the Company to be a high performing organisation with a focus on the purpose and evolving culture
  • Capture, analyse and translate L&D data for the HR Director to present
  • Prepare and own the annual L&D and technical training budget and targets and drive the achievement of these
  • Ensure all L&D data is accurately uploaded and maintained in the integrated HR and Payroll system
  • Accountability and responsibility for monitoring and evolving NM Academy's strategy and plan
  • Stakeholder engagement for the new Graduate programme and it's roll out
  • Lead and evolve talent management and succession planning across the Company
  • Lead the development of the appraisal software, My Performance and fully embed
  • Continually analyse and evaluate training and development activities to develop and improve content and delivery through regular benchmarking
  • Provide advice and lead with a pragmatic approach on all matters, ensuring consistency and quality at all times
  • Keep up-to-date with L&D best practice, look for innovative solutions and challenge the norm
  • Provide support and mentoring to other members of the team as required
  • Delivery of year on year customer satisfaction and overall improvements in efficiency

The experience we're looking for in a candidate

  • Chartered CIPD member desirable, but not essential
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction through the achievement of quality
  • Expertise in learning across technical, leadership and performance development
  • Previous experience as a L&D specialist, offering solutions to improve L&D
  • Experience of managing apprenticeship and leadership development programmes
  • Ability to present new initiatives to HRD
  • Extensive experience in a fast paced, national and multi-site business
  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload and demonstrate good time management to comply with deadlines
  • The ability to deal with and influence senior stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to hold challenging conversations
  • Hands on, operational approach with the willingness to get involved in a wide range of business activities
  • Strong analytical and IT skills

The personal attributes we're looking for in a candidate

  • Desire to understand and promote the Company purpose, vision, values and culture
  • Trustworthy and ethical approach, exercising discretion where required
  • Organised, structured and professional, with a passion for excellence
  • Flexibility, resilience and the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels
  • A proactive approach to achieving results
  • Commitment to the provision of excellent customer service
  • Proven influencing and negotiation skills to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Self-starter who has experience of leading and managing functions

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car scheme
  • 5% pension contribution
  • 3x salary life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Holiday Trading
  • Flexible working
  • Free parking
  • Perks at work (discount at High Street retailers)

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