We have a newly created opportunity for a Learning & Development Advisor to join our HR team in Bristol on a full-time, permanent basis.
As a firm, we invest heavily in learning and development and are committed to supporting all our people to develop a rounded skill set to deliver for our clients and fulfil their potential.
This means we offer a range of innovative career development initiatives and see high levels of engagement in learning from our Lawyers, Private Wealth specialists, Business Support professionals and Secretaries.
The L&D team have a key role to play - they are a small team with a big remit, which is to drive a learning culture and support behavioural change, through a range of learning initiatives. The programmes that they design and in some cases deliver, develop core business and personal skills, support key career transitions and skills for today's leaders. In addition, they also lead on talent management, as well as the overall L&D strategy and organisational change projects.
This is a brand new role within the team so you'll have plenty of opportunities to really make it your own.
You'll play a key role, designing content, using a variety of software to produce and edit resources for our learning. Some of our programmes you will deliver yourself and in others you'll play a supporting role with the opportunity to grow and take on more as your career develops. We also work with a number of external providers who are experts in their field so you will be able to learn from them and our internal Learning and Development Managers, who will rely on you for facilitation support. We support seven offices in the UK and whilst we are currently delivering virtually, we will move to a more blended approach with some face to face delivery when safe to do so.
We've recently introduced a new online learning portal, and you'll help promote this across the business to ensure all of our employees are aware of the learning material available to them. You'll become a champion for all that the Learning & Development team do. There is a whole wealth of projects you can get involved in which will really add value to our business and develop you as an individual.
What are we looking for?
The legal sector has a unique structure, so experience of working in a partnership environment within law or professional services is helpful. You'll have previous experience in Learning and Development which will include helping to design and deliver business and personal skills programmes in a variety of settings (formal programmes, team days, workshops) and you'll want to do more of this. You'll understand how people learn, and the importance of creating learning solutions which are outcome-focused to drive benefits for individuals, teams and our business.
We're looking for someone who seeks to build relationships and communicates effectively with colleagues at all levels in the business as well as external providers – this will be key for gaining credibility at senior levels within our business. We practice what we preach, so you'll need to be curious and always looking to learn and embrace new ways of working and new technology. A team player, who can "think outside of the box" and brings a 'can do' professional approach to their work.
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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