Learning & Development Manager

This role will design and deliver the Learning and Development strategy, having the opportunity to change and shape the future offering.



  • Create and deliver the Learning & Development (L&D) strategy
  • Work closely with leaders across Apogee and have a full understanding of their business needs, learning needs and career pathways
  • Manage learning needs analysis processes for all types of learning
  • Create L&D programmes, in collaboration with subject matter experts (internal and external), that meet Apogee’s L&D strategy and are aligned to the target audience, culture and values and also consider inclusion and diversity
  • Incorporate creative and interactive learning techniques to enhance the learning experience, to maximise learning and retention
  • Be the subject matter expert in current learning theory including instructional design and other industry specific learning initiatives, schemes or subjects
  • Optimise the use of technology, digital learning and multiple engagement channels in order to reach all audiences
  • Drive Apogee’s online e-learning platform to ensure that it delivers a return on investment
  • Continually extend and stretch L& D methodologies (including blended learning approaches) to ensure learning is extensive, current and fit for purpose
  • Devise a plan for marketing Apogee’s training offerings across the organisation
  • Challenge and support colleagues at all levels to understand the benefit(s) of embracing new ideas and innovation in their approach to self-managed learning
  • Seek and effectively utilise feedback to ensure the best possible learning experience
  • Assess the success of development plans and help employees make the most of learning opportunities
  • To procure and manage external suppliers of learning & development
  • To manage external qualifications and Personal Development Plan processes
  • To implement and manage the organisation’s approach to early careers programmes
  • Coach and support the development of internal colleagues and managers who coach and support internal learning
  • Ensure L&D programmes comply with regulatory/statutory requirements
  • Manage the allocated budget and find solutions in order to implement required L&D programmes
  • Prepare feedback and reports on L&D programmes, targets and accomplishments
  • Manage and support the L&D team as required

Required Previous Experience

  • Experience of creating an overall organisational learning and development strategy
  • Experience of leading and implementing an overall organisational learning and development strategy
  • Experience of managing a Learning & Development team
  • Experience of all forms of learning and development from technical to compliance to professional to people management
  • Experience of learning theory and developing others
  • Experience in project managing and budgeting
  • Experience in liaising with external providers/suppliers and contract management
  • Experience of designing and delivering learning via virtual, web based and e-learning platforms

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent design and delivery skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills across different stakeholders, including senior leaders
  • Excellent presentational skills
  • Familiarity with various training methods and techniques
  • Degree qualified or equivalent experience/qualification in Training, Education, HR or a related field
  • Professional certification i.e. CIPD qualified or equivalent specialist L&D or a willingness to work towards professional certification
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Proficient with Learning Management Systems (LMS)

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