Head of Learning and Development - North Yorkshire

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 North Yorkshire

A county in the region of England known as Yorkshire and the Humber, North Yorkshire is England's largest ceremonial county and it comprises most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

Those seeking Head of Learning and Development vacancies in North Yorkshire will have a number of options to consider, while the lovely scenery and wealth of outdoor space will be much appreciated by anyone who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors during their days off.

Settlements in North Yorkshire include Harrogate, Scarborough and Ripon. Meanwhile, the county town is Northallerton.

Much of the local economy is based on agriculture, in addition to mineral extraction and power. Technology, printing, retail and the service sector are also important industries, while tourism also brings a significant amount of money to the county.

Plaxons, a company that manufactures coaches and buses, has been based in Scarborough for more than 100 years - although it started out as a joinery workshop.

Richmond Foods is also located in North Yorkshire. It is one of Europe's largest ice cream production facilities, manufacturing Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles ice lollies and Fab bars.

Cast UK - helping you search for fresh roles

If you're looking for Head of Learning and Development opportunities in North Yorkshire, or anywhere else in the country, get in touch with Cast UK today.

With many years of experience in recruitment for the logistics, procurement and supply chain sectors, we work hard to match the best applicants to each vacancy, and we are committed to helping you find positions that match your skills, qualifications and long-term objectives.

In addition, our regional experts can provide you with further information that aid in your job search - such as which employers to target, the average salary for the region and the types of jobs that are available.

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