Head of Learning and Development - Oxford
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.
Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager (FMCG)
Excellent Benefits, Hybrid Working
Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager - FMCG Blackpool, with hybrid working £ Competitive salary Excellent Benefits Are you a Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager with experience managing Far ...
Customer Service Specialist
Horsham, West Sussex
Up to £25400.00 per annum
Customer Service & Complaints Specialist Horsham £25,000Role ProfileAre you an experienced Customer Service Specialist?Do you like to create memorable Customer Experience?Do you want to work in a fast...
Technical Account Manager
Up to £50000 per annum
JOB DESCRIPTION Technical Account Manager - Partners COMPANYWhen it comes to innovation and achievement there are few organisations with a better track record. Join us and you'll be able to play a big...
Divisional IT Director£Competitive Salary BenefitsTamworth Role Profile Bunzl Catering Supplies, part of the Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, is the leading distributor of disposables, packagi...
West Yorkshire, Castleford
£22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum Benefits & Bonus (OTE £35,000)
Account Manager, Castleford, £22,000 - £25,000 DOE Bonus & Benefits (OTE £35,000) Are you looking for a new opportunity working in a sales environment? Somewhere you can work alongside and learn fr...
£35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum Benefits
Buyer, Milnthorpe, £35,000 - £45,000 DoE Benefits Are you looking for new opportunity working for an innovative and exciting company? Somewhere you can work alongside and learn from a people-centri...
Transport Supervisor - Enfield
£30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Transport Supervisor - Enfield - £30,000 - £32,000 BenefitsWE NEED YOUA highly motivated transport supervisor with great people skills and strong transport experience. Who you'll be working for: Ou...
£55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Exciting opportunity for a Product Manager/Engineer to join an international business and support them with a new product line for Food and Pharma!!! You'll play a key part in Testing and Validation -...
Supply Planning Manager
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
£45000.00 - £48000 per annum Car Allowance Bonus
Role Title Supply Planning ManagerHemel Hempstead To £48,000 Car Allowance BonusFlexible Working Role Profile Lead the Supply Planning Teams at a Category level; linking with the customer Purchasi...
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
£30000.00 - £35000 per annum Bonus Flexible Working
Role Title Supply PlannerHemel Hempstead To £35,000 BonusFlexible Working Role Profile Ownership of forecasts and effective management for group of products and suppliers.Ensure optimum stock hol...
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Head of Learning and Development Jobs in Oxford
The county town of Oxford and famous throughout the world for its university, Oxford is actually a thriving, self-contained city with a diversity of industries not directly related to its county status or education sector. It has been a successful city for so long that its architecture spans the millennia, and since much of the most important buildings were churches, it got the name “city of dreaming spires”.
Without doubt the university and its related activities (bars, cafes, hotels, shops, theatres etc.) is the key single employer of the city, and the university heritage also plays into its thriving tourism industry. All this contributes to the thriving nature of the city, which is busy all the year round.
But a major industry just to the south east of the city centre is car manufacturing, at the Cowley BMW plant, home of the new Mini. The plant used to be the Morris Motors plant during the First World War, and this attracted a railway and other communications to serve it. During World War Two the plant made training planes for the RAF. After the war mergers and acquisitions changed the company to BMC, then British Leyland, Austin Rover, the Rover Group and finally BMW (but locals still call the factory Morris’s).
With a thriving, ever changing population and various high-tech and heavy industries, Oxford often throws up Head of Learning and Development positions to help oil the wheels of commerce. It’s certainly an exciting place to live and work.
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