L&D Manager - standalone

Maidenhead, England
£40000 - £47000 per annum + 25 days, pension, Perkbox
05 Nov 2019
12 Nov 2019
Peter Reid
Specialist Area
Learning and Development
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CLEAN is the UK division of Alsco and is the UK's leading independent laundry company with over 130 years' experience in providing professional linen and workwear rental services. On the Linen side CLEAN serve mainly the hotel and hospitality sector and on the workwear side we service all sectors with uniform requirements including catering, food manufacturing, engineering and automotive all the way to pharmaceuticals and restaurants.

Clean Linen Services Ltd, was founded in 1886 as Maidenhead District Laundry Company. Today, CLEAN has an outstanding reputation, built on quality and efficiency, and its 1,450 employees provide service to over 5,500 customers across England.



* To ensure that the planning, delivery and evaluation of learning and development (L&D) are carried out with regard to the business objectives and People strategy.
* To work as a proactive and facilitating partner with Directors and Managers in consideration of their Site/departments' learning needs.

Key responsibilities

* To work with the CPO on tactical tasks and strategic projects to ensure that actions support the People strategy; the role holder will communicate regularly with the CPO to facilitate a two-way understanding of L&D business-wide activities.
* Working with the CPO, maintain an effective learning and development strategy, in consideration to both the Company and People strategy.
* Design and deliver 'soft-skills' training for employees at all levels of the organisation with particular emphasis on supervisory and management development.
* Ensure that all learning and development solutions, both internal and external, are appropriately sourced, planned, designed, delivered and evaluated so as to be commercially effective.
* Professionally represent the HR department across the business, embedding the Company culture and values of the organisation, proactively contributing to employee engagement initiatives.
* Keep up to date with L&D practices, working with the CPO to ensure that the department is proactive in advising and guiding managers throughout the business around all areas of L&D.

Activities / Tasks

* Actively build and maintain working relationships throughout the business, to enhance communication and an understanding of current and future L&D needs.
* Provide generalist L&D advice and support to colleagues at all levels of the organisation, enhancing engagement and driving actions.
* Work with Directors and Managers so that all parties fully understand learning needs and suitable solutions.
* Facilitate such solutions in line with budgetary restrictions and strategic requirements.
* Lead the learning and development requirements for apprentices, managing levy payments, mentoring and administration.
* Endorse a blended-learning style throughout, taking into account learning styles and the Company's approach to the environment.
* Establish an effective partnership with training suppliers to ensure the needs of the business are met commercially.
* Provide management information as required and report on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis measuring and analysing L&D metrics and advising on pragmatic actions to improve areas of concern, at root cause.


To apply for this L&D Manager - standalone role near Maidenhead, your profile will look like:


* Sound experience of the provision of L&D to a medium sized organisation (300+ people).
* Experience of driving organisational changes through L&D processes.
* Demonstrable experience in the design and delivery of 'soft-skills' training, including management development.
* Multi-site experience.


* Degree or equivalent.
* Certificate in Training Practice (CIPD) qualification, or equivalent.

Skills and Abilities

* Ability to proactively advise on, and implement, tactics to promote development at a senior level.
* Strong communication skills.
* Sound presentation and facilitation skills that drive the desired outcome.
* Ability to influence people at all levels of the organisation.
* Excellent attention to detail.
* Competent in MS Office.

Personal Qualities

* Demonstrate own Continuous Professional Development.
* Strong interpersonal skills and strong stakeholder management.
* Approachable.
* Pragmatic.
* Self-motivated and results-oriented.
* A commercial approach to work.
* Good team player but also able to work independently.
* Influencing skills leading to sustained credibility.

You must also possess a full driving licence and have a willingness to travel across the UK (approx twice per month) with occasional over-night stays.

Job Offer

This L&D Manager - standalone role offers a benefits package including:

* 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.
* Pension Auto Enrolment.
* Perkbox.
* Death In Service x3.

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