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Director of Talent & Learning

Astrum HR Search & Selection
Essex (Hybrid)
C£90,000 basic salary plus Excellent Benefits
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

Job Details

Essex (Hybrid: 2/3 days per week Essex with travel/WFH)

Our client is a multi-site, fast paced service organisation with strong values. The business has grown recently through acquisition and following a review of the Talent & Organisational Development model to support continued growth and change, the role of Director of Talent and Learning has been created. This is a career enhancing opportunity for an individual to develop the talent strategy for the Group, which aligns to the vision, promotes diversity and strengthens leadership capability. An outstanding role for a talented and innovative Development Professional to lead a Group wide approach to Talent Development and play a key senior role in in the design and delivery of Talent, Learning and Leadership Development interventions which delivers value and maximises ROI in conjunction with key stakeholders. 

Reporting to the Chief People Officer, this is a role where you will need to demonstrate a track record in implementing a robust approach to succession planning and high potential development as well as leading on the implementation of Leadership programmes including the enhancement of coaching and mentoring as well as a Health & Wellbeing strategy. Your remit will be to create and develop a strategy for Talent Development and lead a Team which is regarded as a strategic partner to the business. The successful individual will be an advocate of best practice and able to create a career development strategy including new induction and appraisal processes. You will further develop a framework to support the organizational values, ensuring that organizational behaviours are defined and understood throughout the organisation whilst working in collaboration with business leaders and HR Business Partners to deliver an incorporated approach to Talent Development, which develops the talent pools, enhances employee engagement and is able to embed career pathways.


To be considered for this role, you will be an experienced Learning & Development professional with a proven track record of establishing and leading the strategic direction of a well-regarded Talent Development function for a complex, multi-site business during a period of change. Commercially astute, with experience of implementing Talent Development solutions from a blank piece of paper, the successful incumbent will also be able to demonstrate success in implementing capability and performance management frameworks. The ability to build credibility quickly and contribute to the wider HR agenda will also be required.  This is a role that offers an ambitious individual and experienced Talent professional the next step in their HR career: leading the Talent Development function of a values led business, which has a real appetite to embrace Learning & Development.

We are looking for an exceptional Learning & Development professional, where success will be evident in organisation wide behaviour change, enhanced customer relationships and a highly engaged workforce.


Astrum HR is a specialist HR Search & Selection Consultancy recruiting both interim and permanent HR Professionals from Middle to Board level.

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