Head of Learning and Development - Merseyside

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 Merseyside

Situated in the North West of England, Merseyside is a metropolitan county that includes Liverpool as well as St Helens, Sefton, Wirral and Knowsley.

The region is best known for its prominence in the shipping and shipbuilding industry during the 18th and 19th centuries. Indeed, Liverpool was one of the most important ports in the country - and the world - and a huge range of products were imported and exported from the city.

Merseyside played a pivotal role during the Industrial Revolution, as the area was known for its textiles, metalwork and glass and it was also an important part of the UK's coal mining industry. In addition, a network of canals and railways expanded across the region in order to simplify transport.

Today, Merseyside is a thriving area, known not only for its manufacturing and industrial trade, but also its importance in finance, retail, energy, technology and the service sector - and there are many opportunities available for those seeking Head of Learning and Development vacancies in the region.

A number of well-known companies call the area home, including Littlewoods, Lambrini, Sayers and Pilkington, while local car manufacturing facilities assemble Jaguar X-Type and Land Rover Freelander vehicles.

In addition, Merseyside is an important transport hub, with various airports, shipping ports, ferry terminals train lines covering the vicinity.

Cast UK - helping you find fresh opportunities

If you're ready to take your career to the next level with a Head of Learning and Development job, or are seeking other positions in logistics, supply chain and procurement fields, contact Cast UK today.

We have significant experience in the industry and our team of recruitment specialists have a unique understanding of the various roles on offer, ensuring the best match for every vacancy.

What's more, regional experts are on-hand to provide advice and assistance to those seeking roles in specific parts of the country.

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