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 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.
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.
The seaside town of Worthing lies on England’s south coast, halfway between Brighton and Bognor Regis, in West Sussex. Settlement dates back to the Stone Age, and Worthing was a sleepy mackerel fishing town until the Georgian period, when grand building started springing up as it became part of the tourist trail. Much of the splendid architecture survives to this day, and the town now has a population of around 100,000.
The town is still best known as a holiday resort, Worthing does have a thriving economy that includes financial services (e.g. Aviva), pharmaceuticals (e.g. GlaxoSmithKline), government (HM Revenue and Customs) and the creative industries. There is a relatively strong manufacturing sector, too, which almost matches the employment attained by tourism-related industries. In the 1990s the town was particularly profitable, and its population are relatively affluent, especially for a town of its size.
Holiday resorts often suffer out of season, but this does not seem to the case with Worthing, which has managed to be productive and quite industrialised without sacrificing any of its Georgian charm. All this in combination makes it a place anyone looking for a Head of Learning and Development position should put on their watch list if they live in the area – you may be surprised at what comes up.
Cast UK never stop working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are dedicated to filling each position with the best talent possible.
If you’re on the lookout for more information on the Head of Learning and Development positions available in Worthing or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
With a wealth of experience in the fields covered, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Worthing or source a new job in Worthing then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
£22000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Fantastic chance for ambitious individuals to join a high growth retail and ecommerce business with the opportunity for aspiring Buyers to be developed as part of an exceptional team.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Our client is a fast-paced, high-volume logistics business, and are looking to recruit a hands-on Operations Manager.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client who is a rapidly growing business who are currently going through the Scale-Up, are looking to recruit a Global Fulfilment Manager.
£35000.00 - £39000.00 per annum
Cast UK are currently supporting one of our clients with the recruitment process of a Shift Manager for their fast paced operation based in Lancashire.
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
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This is a hands-on, visual quality inspection role supporting the Goods In / Goods Out team of an engineering business in Keighley.
As part of the Bunzl plc, Bunzl Retail Supplies are one of the leading UK suppliers to the retail industry supplying Goods Not for Resale (GNFR), utilising their proven experience and expertise in procurement and distribution.
£55000.00 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
The Head of Buying will lead the department, ensuring the product offering is the best in the market, perfect for the end user in every aspect, whilst delivering commercial results.
£26000.00 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
You will provide a comprehensive, professional and pragmatic generalist-HR support service to the South Region, in accordance with HR policies and the HR People Plan.