Head of learning and development or Learning and development manager—role profile
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Last updated on 27/02/2020

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  • Head of learning and development or Learning and development manager—role profile

Head of learning and development or Learning and development manager—role profile

Key information

Name of firm
Name of role holder
Reports to
Role type[full-time/part-time/contractor]
[If a contractor role, length of contract]
Primary location
Date role commenced
Length of probation period
End of probation review date

Role summary

  1. To provide effective learning and development (L&D) support to the business at all levels and across all disciplines.

  2. To ensure the L&D function is fully aligned with business needs and at all times delivers value for money.

  3. To build strong working relationships with all departmental managers.

  4. [[insert any additional requirements specific to your firm]]

Key responsibilities

  1. Management of the L&D provision as a leading-edge, efficient and responsive support function to the operational business.

  2. Support the [insert relevant role title, eg Head of Professional Standards and Training] to achieve the firm’s quality standards.

  3. Management and development of the L&D team.

  4. Management of the L&D budget.

  5. Identify organisational and individual learning needs through appropriate methods of research, eg by conducting a detailed learning needs analysis and produce a rolling training plan for all staff.

  6. Creation and management of relationships with key stakeholders throughout the firm.

  7. Creation, agreement and achievement of service level agreements

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What does Requirements mean?

A DCO should include “Requirements” to which the development authorised by the DCO is to be subject. Similar to planning conditions, a requirement specifies the matters for which detailed approval needs to be obtained before the development can be lawfully begin.

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