We're currently looking for a Learning & Development Co-ordinator to join our team in Bristol on a part-time basis.
Your days of work will need to be Monday to Friday but daily hours within our core office hours can be flexible. Many of our employees, the current L&D team included, work a hybrid pattern with some home working and some time spent in the office each week.
As a firm, we have always been committed to offering development opportunities that enable our people to deliver excellence to our clients and fulfil their potential, whilst supporting business growth and profitability. As such, we offer exciting development programmes and other support to enhance skills and expertise and this is where our Learning & Development team come in.
The team design and deliver programmes to reflect our business objectives and help embed our values at all levels, including Lawyers, Private Wealth specialists, Business Support professionals and Secretaries. They provide the support and help develop the skills to make sure our people feel confident in their roles and have a stretching and rewarding career with us. In addition, they also lead on talent management, as well as the overall L&D strategy and organisational change projects.
You'll be key and at the centre of all administration relating to the programmes we run. This will include liaising with both delegates (internal) and providers (external), ensuring pre-reading material is circulated in advance and dealing with any last minute changes. You'll be working with various systems and spreadsheets to record, register and distribute information and where possible working to develop these systems to improve efficiency.
We'd like you to become an ambassador for our programmes so that over time you can talk eloquently to potential delegates, explaining what the sessions will include and benefits of attending the course.
There is quite a large amount of diary management in this role too, so you'll need to keep abreast of all the elements for a successful delivery of our programmes and work with the programme lead trainers to support them in the smooth running of training events as well as playing a key co-ordination role in our career development processes.
What are we looking for?
We're looking for someone who is an outstanding communicator with exceptional organisational skills in the first instance. We'll be looking for you to keep our L&D team in check by being constantly one step ahead, in a positive, proactive manner.
You'll need to have a professional style, both in your written and verbal communication and comfortable conversing at all levels.
We're also looking for someone with a passion for technology; we have several systems that we use, including a Learning Management System (LMS) and our virtual learning platforms. You'll become the 'go-to' person for these systems so being confident picking up new technology is essential.
But it's not all about us, to be honest we're more interested in you. We're open minded about your background but it would be great if you have gained some administrative experience within a Learning & Development team, or perhaps within a wider HR function. We work in a very busy and fast paced environment so some knowledge of L&D or event management would be fantastic. Beyond that, it's essential that you're highly organised and efficient, have a passion for delivering exceptional service and are a strong team player. Given that much of your role will be spent liaising with internal colleagues and external providers, an ability to build relationships and communicate effectively is also essential. We're a friendly and supportive team and it's really important to us that you share in that.
We work with some fantastic people, we enjoy what we do and we ensure that our people are supported and have flexibility to perform at their best. But importantly, we're made to feel that we're really contributing to the success of this business.
Who are we?
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.
Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!
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