People & Development Partner

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Lots of companies talk about how they value their Employees but it’s rare to find a business which truly possesses a people-centric culture. Not surprisingly then, we’re thrilled to be supporting an employee-owned company whose business model fosters a collaborative and supportive environment where everyone understands how they contribute to the company’s overall success and takes genuine pride in their role. You’re part of a growing family (current headcount of c 70 employees) which allows the individual to flourish and thrive in a fun and creative space. As you would expect from any business built on trust, our Client fully embraces flexible and home working (as well as offering unlimited holidays!) although it would be helpful if you were able to get to the offices in North Leeds 2-3 days per week.

As our Client continues to expand and evolve its client proposition, the leadership team recognises the importance of the People function and is looking to build further on the bandwidth and capabilities within the team.

With the addition of a People Development Partner, leading on learning and development and talent management initiatives, there is a huge opportunity to add tonnes of value and help deliver against the Company Vision.


● Shape the L&D strategy and build a training plan aligned to the business needs

● Collaborate with leaders to create opportunities for colleagues to learn on the job and apply and embed learning after formal learning interventions

● Engage with leaders across the business to identify, analyse and propose training priorities in-line with business needs to build capability across the team

● Drive a culture of learning across the business, actively promote the 70:20:10 model

● Scope, design and deliver effective and engaging future skills training (technical and behavioural / leadership) across a range of blended methodologies

● Evaluate impact and ongoing quality of learning solutions and drive continuous improvements of offerings

● Lead on wider People Plan initiatives, specifically on talent management and recruitment

● Contribute to the colleague attraction, onboarding and induction programme (delivered in partnership with internal teams)

● Lead a culture of trust and openness while modelling company values

● Work closely with colleagues and demonstrate company behaviours and create a productive, client-focused and supportive working environment

What we expect you to bring to the team/ role:

● Experience of shaping and implementation of a L&D strategy

● Experience of identifying training needs and building a training plan aligned to business needs

● Experience of design and delivery of engaging blended training solutions

● Knowledge of delivering solutions to cater for different learning styles and against 70:20:10 model

● Experience of attracting and recruiting candidates

● Good coaching / mentoring skills

● Excellent software skills (with effective use of Word, Powerpoint)

● Ability to build rapport and build effective working relationships

● Excellent stakeholder management skills with people at all levels

● Good planning / organisational skills and deliver proactively against a plan

● Ability to work in an agile and flexible way across broader People agenda to meet the needs of the business and “roll their sleeves” up to get things done collaboratively

● CIPD qualified (desirable)

If you’re the kind of person who likes to work hard whilst having loads of fun along the way, and you aren’t fazed by being part of a hands-on small team where you'll be rolling your sleeves up to deliver, please get in touch with Helen, quoting ref. HE-FLK-540, ASAP as interviews will take place mid-end April.