Learning and Development Adviser (14 month FTC)
- Slaughter and May
- London (Central), London (Greater)
- Closing date
- 14 May 2023
- Vacancy Type
- Human Resources, Learning & Development Legal training, Learning & Development Soft skills training
- Contract Type
- Experience Level
- Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
- Role Classification
- Other Professional
Who we are
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise across the spectrum of legal matters including high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions, contentious matters and all aspects of risk. We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.
We are now offering the opportunity to become part of our dynamic team, which supports our lawyers in providing first- class legal advice to some of the most prestigious and well-known global businesses.
At Slaughter and May, with over 1,200 partners and staff worldwide, everyone's contribution is valued, and we all enjoy an open, friendly and supportive environment. We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader. To support our employees in achieving their professional development objectives, we offer an unrivalled variety of learning and development opportunities to everyone, as well as a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. As a result of Government guidance in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have successfully and seamlessly adapted to home-working, which is a testament to the resilience and agility of our people. We all look forward to returning to our prestigious Headquarters at One Bunhill Row, in the heart if the City of London, when it is safe and appropriate for us to do so, where we enjoy a range of excellent facilities.
Would you like to join one of the world’s most prestigious law firms?
We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional, engaging individual to join our London-based Learning and Development team as Learning and Development Adviser, to assist them with ensuring excellence is being delivered to the business.
We are recruiting a Learning and Development Adviser to work within the Learning and Development (L&D) team, which comprises the Head of L&D, two Senior Managers, four Managers, an L&D Operations Specialist and one other Adviser, one Executive, one Assistant and one Administrator. The team forms part of the wider HR department based in the firm’s London office.
The L&D team works on a broad range of learning initiatives across the firm. From legal to skills training, we look after the development needs of lawyers, members of Business Services and clients. We are highly regarded within the firm for our solutions-focussed approach and attention to detail.
This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive and confident individual to work in a fast-paced Learning and Development (L&D) team. This varied role involves coordinating legal and business skills training, along with other members of the team. The job will involve contact with the firm’s partners, lawyers and members of Business Services as well as a key role in various ongoing team projects. The individual must have strong administrative skills and be proactive in managing a varied workload.
Key responsibilities are set out below – there may be others that are not listed.
Plan and coordinate legal training for groups across the firm including the flagship programmes. This includes: scheduling dates and booking rooms/facilities; liaising with speakers (internal and external); preparing invitations (often under time pressure); providing on-the-ground support; collating feedback.
Maintain L&D associate and firmwide legal training intranet pages; ensuring they are relevant and up to date.
Manage the contractual documentation for external speakers and course providers, including confidentiality agreements and invoicing.
Support the planning and coordination of some client training, including scheduling dates and rooms/facilities and providing on- the-ground support.
Produce regular training updates for the Financing and Corporate groups.
Be one of the L&D team’s experts in the use of the firm’s Learning and Performance Management system (LeaP).
Monitor and update relevant areas of the L&D team’s budget.
Build solid relationships within the firm, including with lawyers (at all levels of seniority) and across other Business Services teams, such as HR Advisory and Responsible Business, to help promote the L&D team in its advisory role to the business.
Provide regular training reports for Training Partners.
Assist the L&D team with ad hoc projects as they arise, including the delivery of some L&D led sessions.
Delegate to and supervise junior members of the L&D team.
The L&D Adviser will report into an L&D Manager but will be expected to work with the entire team to provide excellent client service.
This role will require some flexible working outside of our normal working hours of 9:30 am to 5:30 pm to accommodate training commitments.
CANDIDATE PROFILE /
Candidates for this position must have:
Minimum of 5 years L&D experience working within a corporate/professional services environment.
A confident, proactive and solutions-focussed individual prepared to use their initiative in managing their workload.
Sound judgement and common sense approach to areas of responsibility.
Excellent communication skills when working and corresponding with internal and external clients at all levels of seniority; able to act as an ambassador for the L&D team in all client contact.
Excellent attention to detail and good use of grammar.
Able to work independently and as a team player on a broad range of projects.
Solid technical skills, including an advanced knowledge of Microsoft packages (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Ability to familiarise with new systems (such as Cornerstone and voting technology) quickly.
Strong organisational skills, able to multi-task and resilient under pressure when working to tight deadlines.
High level of professionalism and integrity; displays the highest standards of professional ethics.
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise on high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions and on contentious matters delivering bespoke solutions to clients for over 130 years.
We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.
Across our four offices in London, Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong we have 109 partners and over 1300 employees worldwide. We make sure we have the finest lawyers in the market and train them to the highest standards. This means our clients always get advice which is clear, confident and commercial, but also advice which guides and leads them towards a recommended solution.
We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader.
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One Bunhill Row
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