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Learning & Development Advisor

DLA Piper
Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester or Sheffield
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

The role

This is a 6 month FTC with the possibility of going permanent.

As DLA Piper navigates unprecedented change, growth, and evolution, it becomes crucial to adopt an international approach in developing the skills and capabilities necessary for our employees and partners. The Learning & Development Advisor plays a pivotal support role in achieving this objective.

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the firm’s global vision by empowering our employees with the skills and capabilities essential for their success. As part of the Learning & Development Centre of Excellence, the advisor supports the delivery of DLA Piper’s learning strategy. This role is invaluable within the international Learning & Development team, offering individuals an opportunity for career progression through on-the-job experience and coaching.


Projects and programmes (75% of Role):

  • Project and Programme Management: Create and maintain project documentation, process, and best practice to ensure L&D activity plan and projects are executed efficiently
  • Project Coordination and Support: From scoping to implementation, provide project coordination and support for learning initiatives.
  • Research and Contribution: Engage in research and contribute to various projects.
  • Stakeholder Management: Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including Learning & Development (L&D) and Human Resource (HR) Business Partners, colleagues from the Global Support Centre (GSC), and external learning providers.
  • Project Types: Projects may involve process improvement, the rollout of learning campaigns, and onboarding of learning suppliers.

Program / Class Coordination (25% of Role):

  • Scheduling Learning Sessions: Coordinate learning sessions with internal and external facilitators.
  • Course Content Review and Support: Assist in reviewing and supporting the development of course content.
  • Learning Management System (LMS): Collaborate with the Global Support Centre (GSC) team to publish classes and content on the Learning Management System (Success Factors Learning).
  • Feedback Review: Analyse learning feedback and take necessary actions.



  • 3 – 5 Years’ Experience: Worked in a Learning & Development Specialist or Advisor role.
  • Project Coordination and Support: Proficient in coordinating and supporting learning and development projects and events.
  • Digital and IT Skills: Strong proficiency in digital tools, including collaboration platforms like Skype, Zoom, and Teams. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Data Analytics: Capable of applying Excel skills to generate summaries and reports from raw data.
  • Workload Management: Demonstrated experience in managing a diverse workload and handling conflicting priorities.
  • Professionalism and Accountability: Maintains a high level of professionalism and personal responsibility.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Possesses effective communication abilities.
  • Proactive and Enthusiastic: Takes initiative and approaches tasks with enthusiasm.


  • Constructive Influence: Comfortable challenging and influencing constructively.
  • Adaptability: Operates effectively in ambiguous situations, demonstrating a flexible and collaborative working style.

Department Overview

The Learning and Development Team operates within the Talent Development function. As one of the communities of expertise within HR, we collaborate seamlessly with specialists in Talent Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Engagement, Performance Management, and Wellbeing. Our team plays a pivotal role in enabling a high-performing workforce, which sets our firm apart, impacts client experience, and aligns with the strategic priorities of the organization. Expect direct access to our most senior stakeholders and sponsors, as the role holder actively contributes to the broader talent development agenda.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

Company info
+44 (0)20 7349 0296
160 Aldersgate Street

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