Head of Learning and Development - Brighton

Head of Learning and Development Jobs

Organizations that fail to take learning and development seriously stagnate in their marketplace and lose their best talent to rival companies. Fortunately, all large forward-looking companies not only have L&D at the heart of their HR strategies, they have teams of people dedicated to that end alone. The head of L&D oversees the team, which could be anything from one or two L&D specialists in an office to dozens around the country.

The head of learning and development’s main task is designing and executing coaching strategies that are custom made for the needs of the company and its employees. For maximum impact this is a two-way street, so employees at all levels are appraised but are also given the chance to air their own views on the most contentious and defining subjects, and this information is then fed back into their personal development programmes. The ultimate aim is to increase productivity by enhancing engagement and reducing employee churn.

The skills required

The typical head of L&D companies are looking for are already a senior learning and development professional or are someone who has a proven track record of delivering L&D to teams of employees. Sometimes a blank canvas is preferred as the company is able to instil its values and culture into the role, but a deep experience of a challenging L&D execution is usually preferred.

A firm background in HR is a requirement for most positions, so that the candidate needs to be aware of how learning and development fits into the bigger picture. Experience of dealing with the sector in which the company operates will also be advantageous to the applicant, as all fields have different expectations.

Find Head of L&D Jobs with Cast UK

With offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester and a client list that covers the whole of the UK, Cast UK is the first place many HR professionals contact when they are ready to take the next step in their careers.

Similarly, many companies now come direct to us the moment they deduce that they need a head of learning and development. That’s how we are able to provide a fast, high quality service to clients and candidates alike. We can only put your name forward if we have your details, however.

That’s why you should call us today on 0333 121 3345 so that we can get your name in our system and let you know of any openings that could be attractive to you.

Head of Learning and Development Jobs in Brighton

A seaside city on the south coast, Brighton is an energetic location known for its friendly atmosphere, pebble beaches, buzzing nightlife and quirky charm.

It has long been a favourite weekend getaway for Londoners seeking a bit of sunshine and sea air and in 1787 the Prince of Wales set up his holiday home here, creating an extravagant building now known as the Royal Pavilion.

The tourism industry further increased when the London and Brighton Railway arrived in 1841, making day trips easy between the resort and the capital.
 
Of course, there's far more to Brighton than the social scene and those seeking Head of Learning and Development vacancies will have a good range of options to consider.

The city's economy, which was mainly based in manufacturing and engineering during the 19th century, has been transformed over the last 30 years. These days, Brighton is home to a number of businesses based in digital media - Like FDM and Semantio - and it has earned itself the nickname Silicon Beach.

Financial giant American Express has its European headquarters in Brighton and employs thousands of people in the city centre.

Cosmetics company The Body Shop was founded here in 1976; it is now part of the L'Oreal group and is now based in nearby Littlehampton.

In addition, Brighton is home to two large universities, a number of tourist spots, various retail centres and the UK's second largest arts festival, which occurs every May.

Cast UK - helping you discover fresh roles

If you're seeking the latest Head of Learning and Development vacancies in Brighton, look no further than Cast UK.

Our team of recruitment consultants have extensive experience in the logistics, supply chain and procurement sectors. We work hard to understand what makes the right candidate for each role and we are committed to filling each vacancy with the best talent possible.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Brighton or source a new job in Brighton then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.