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Learning & Development Advisor

Entry-level at Simmons & Simmons

Learning & Development Advisor

Entry-level at Simmons & Simmons

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelEntry-level
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 13 Sep, 2018
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  • CompetitiveCompetitive
Job Title Learning & Development Advisor DepartmentHuman ResourcesRoleBusiness ServicesJob LocationLondon Description An exciting opportunity has arisen in our HR team in either Bristol or London for a Learning & Development (L&D) Advisor to join the firm. This role will assist the Head of Talent Development in implementing the firm’s international L&D strategy through a variety of learning interventions, building relationships (both internal and external) and working closely with all members of the L&D and wider HR team.
We are considering candidates at all levels for this role and this could suit candidates who are ready for that step up to advisor looking to go into law or who already work in a legal environment, we ideally would like for someone to have experience in training and coaching. This internal specialist role has an international remit and would suit someone looking to leverage their ability to build strong relationships in order to deliver commercially focused development initiatives. The role will involve a range of duties including responding to individual development queries, negotiating fees with external providers and identifying suitable coaching providers through to leading on firm wide programmes and supporting international roll outs.

The L&D Advisor will be responsible for:

  • Developing strong internal relationships with our practice groups and Business Services functions.
  • Initiating development conversations and identifying training and development needs throughout the business.
  • Designing and delivering commercially focused learning programmes.
  • Project managing the delivery of the firm’s annual development programmes.
  • Reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of all programmes and learning initiatives.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of firm-wide projects and initiatives e.g. sector awareness, client programmes and the trainee Compass programme.
  • Taking budgetary responsibility for training / programmes as allocated by the Head of Talent Development and L&D Manager.
  • Delegating to the L&D Assistant.
  • Producing management information to support the L&D operation.
  • Working closely and managing relationships with external suppliers.
  • Developing own external network to support the sharing and introduction of new ideas.

Person Specification:

We are looking for a proven and experienced L&D professional with:
  • Relevant experience of working within a L&D team, ideally in a professional services firm.
  • Strong academic record
  • An ability to identify learning needs and apply the appropriate learning intervention.
  • A creative approach to designing and implementing learning solutions, including virtual or non-classroom based learning where appropriate.
  • An international & commercially focused mind-set.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to balance conflicting priorities and delegate effectively in order to achieve results.
  • A strong ‘client-service’ attitude; experience of working with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • IT literacy with experience of Word, PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheets.

Here at Simmons & Simmons:

We believe our people define us. Our working environment is genuinely collegiate with a supportive atmosphere and team ethos – we have a reputation for being a friendly culture which we are very proud of. Flexible working, an inclusive and diverse culture, our innovative approach and being truly international are just a few more things that make us, us.
Below are a few more reasons to consider Simmons & Simmons for your next career move:
  • Competitive benefits package
  • International offices including: Hong Kong; Lisbon; Dubai; Tokyo; Dublin; Milan; London; Madrid; Singapore to name a few
  • Free fruit for staff members
  • Generous employee referral bonus program
  • All year round dress down
  • We have recently launched ‘Pathways to Progression’ – all about encouraging & enhancing future female talent in the firm
  • All offices have their own artwork collections – we have a Damien Hurst and a Tracey Emin in the London office
  • We were ranked as a Stonewall Top Global Employer and a Stonewall Star Performer in 2017
If you are interested in finding out more about this vacancy then please contact with any questions and to apply for the role please click on the apply button at the bottom of the screen. Please find a detailed Job Description also attached below. We are not currently engaging with agencies for this role so please apply directly via the website for this position. Additional DocumentsAttachment Uploaded by Firm User Download

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