• Office Location: 900 Pavilion Drive, Northampton, NN4 7RG
  • Office Name: Learning and Development
  • Salary: £30000 - £32000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 504800

Learning & Development Business Partner

Reed are recruiting for an L&D Business Partner to join our team. Your primary responsibility is to own, shape and implement the learning and development provision for the Reed Network (Core, Education, Tech, Further Education, Health & Care). You will also support the delivery of the L&D strategy; to enable new and existing co-members to reach their full potential, both personally and professionally, through the design and development of new and existing training programmes and the facilitation of engaging and interactive training.  

Reed is the most recognised recruitment brand in the UK, with a rich history and reputation for improving lives through work, for over 60 years.  Delivering recruitment solutions with many household brands throughout the UK and globally, we find new jobs and careers for people from many different backgrounds across multiple business sectors. As trailblazers in our field, our business has depth, and the types of recruiters and the opportunities available across Reed, vary enormously.

We look for people who want an inclusive and collaborative environment, who strive for performance and celebrate team success, in a challenging and rewarding career.

Job title: L&D Business Partner

Contract: Full Time and Permanent

Salary: £30,000 – £32,000 per annum

Location: Home based working with travel to Reed offices a few times a month for training

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday

 

Your new role…

The L&D Business Partner’s primary responsibility is to own, shape and implement the learning and development provision for the Reed Network (Core, Education, Tech, Further Education, Health & Care). This mainly consists of Recruitment Consultants amongst other roles. You will support the delivery of the L&D strategy; to enable new and existing co-members (Reed employees) to reach their full potential, both personally and professionally, through the design and development of new and existing training programmes and the facilitation of engaging and interactive training. 

You will deliver online, video based and 1-2-1 training sessions for mainly new starters into the business. These are pre-designed courses that run across several months aimed at developing fully skilled recruiters. You will also work alongside the business to scope out and design new training opportunities, and work on projects to help upskill existing Co-Members. 

 

What you’ll be doing

Activities:

  • Work closely with key stakeholders across the Network, understanding their strategy and

ways of working 

  • Work with the L&D SLT to communicate the L&D strategy and upcoming learning

interventions with key stakeholders across the Network, welcoming input, and feedback

where appropriate

  • Partner with key stakeholders to determine measurable performance gaps, defined in

terms of skill, knowledge and/or motivation 

  • Feed any discovery work into the L&D SLT (specifically L&D managers and Director of

Learning & Development) 

  • Provide targeted solutions, recommendations, and enhancements to learning pathways 
  • Investigate, research, design, and proof best practice content, based on strategic and

business needs 

  • Work in partnership with co-members across L&D to develop relevant learning

Interventions, which are blended

  • Ensure that the agreed learning interventions are delivered in a timely, cost-effective

manner (this may be through the L&D team, managers within the Network, or through

external partners) 

  • Gather feedback from all co-members in the Network to identify trends and support

continuous development  

  • Where possible, ensure that delivery is virtual and ensure that any in person delivery is

justified and signed off by both Director of L&D and MD of each respective Network

business 

  • Support and challenge co-members before, during and after training sessions 
  • Work with key stakeholders in L&D to ensure that all learning interventions are measured 
  • Define and deliver an evaluation strategy, which reports on the impact of our L&D

interventions 

  • Provide regular updates to both the L&D manager and Director of Learning & Development 

 

We’re looking for someone who has: 

  • Experience of designing and delivering training/ or hands on experience as a network recruiter 
  • Experience of business partnering or working with stakeholders
  • Possibly someone with experience of delivering L&D interventions that demonstrate a positive commercial impact  
  • Knowledge of the Reed Network or a similar recruitment business (desirable) 
  • Knowledge of a range of L&D approaches 
  • An eye for detail and the ability to effectively prioritise & organise tasks and manage their time 
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

Why Reed

Achievement is celebrated through…

  • Retail savings through Reward Hub, save £100s a year
  • Annual high achiever awards held at prestigious venues
  • Make memories with the people you care most about by winning a holiday of a lifetime through our peer-to-peer recognition scheme
  • Quarterly director-nominated recognition scheme 
  • Paid sabbaticals and long service awards and the ability to buy more holiday on top of your 25 days
  • Access to life assurance to the value of four times your base salary

Your work matters and you’re supported with…

  • A personalised learning and development experience, hosted on our bespoke digital learning platform, supported by our experienced in-house team
  • Your personal Microsoft device enabling you to work dynamically wherever you work best
  • Our dedicated wellbeing centre and health and wellbeing calendar, including everything from financial wellbeing to mindfulness
  • Professional and personal development schemes and your choice of three different mentoring schemes
  • Feel what it’s like to truly belong – we have inclusion and belonging ambassadors and senior board sponsors, who act as catalysts for change
  • An annual opportunity to join our shadow board

Trailblazers in our field…

  • Our work benefits society – we were recently recognised in Management Today for our “impressive” Covid-19 contribution
  • Be part of our social impact strategy – 18% of Reed owned by the Reed Foundation – meaning you work one day a week for charity. We give globally and have invested over £36m to help alleviate poverty and support Women’s rights worldwide
  • We care about the environment – Reed was the first recruitment company to be certified as Carbon Neutral

Feel what it’s like to truly belong. 

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Proud winners of:

  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2020
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2021
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Apprentices to Work For 2021

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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a Mindful Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria. As a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from ex-services personnel and reservists.

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