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Learning & Talent Development Senior Manager

Exeter or Bristol
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Are you keen to find an exciting new role where you will be part of a dynamic, forward-thinking team, committed to supporting colleagues to reach their full potential and thrive? If so, consider joining us at Michelmores.

Why Michelmores? We are a flexible, friendly, and inclusive organisation with a clear focus on fresh thinking, growth and success. We really care about what we stand for, and central to our culture is our nurturing, friendly and flexible environment which genuinely allows our people to grow and flourish, both professionally and personally.

What sort of work? We have an exciting opportunity for a Learning & Talent Development Senior Manager to join our HR team, based in either our Bristol or Exeter offices.

This is a strategic role, focused on creating and nurturing a high-performance culture and developing the skills required for excellent client service and sustained growth. Key focus areas for delivery will include:

  • Engaging with internal stakeholders to define capability needs and to design, implement and manage learning and development programmes to promote personal growth and ensure that partners and employees have the necessary skills to contribute to the firm's success.
  • To promote a coaching culture within the firm and manage the firm's external and internal coaching programmes and relationships.
  • To build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders including senior leadership, the wider HR team, Business Support functions and external suppliers.
  • To develop and maintain an external professional network to keep abreast of innovative ideas and stay up to date with best practice.
  • To ensure compliance with SRA and statutory/regulatory training.

Why this team? The HR team works in partnership with the key stakeholders across the firm, building trusted relationships and advising on a wide variety of people matters. They are focused on getting the best out of our greatest asset – our people. That means helping to create a culture where we reward those who think commercially, where our people feel valued as individuals and are constantly growing and developing. We are always looking to improve the employee experience and create and keep a culture where people feel supported to become the very best versions of themselves.

How do we work? We take a flexible, agile approach to working patterns. As a team we agree together on the best working arrangements that will enable each of us to provide exceptional client service, to collaborate and connect with colleagues, and to achieve the right home/work balance.

Who are we looking for? We are looking for somebody who will understand our values and thrive in our culture. The role will be based in our Exeter or Bristol offices, with occasional travel between our other offices as required. Previous experience of working in a professional services environment is important but not essential for this role. Other desired experience is as follows:

  • Previous experience of managing a team in a similar L&D role with an understanding of the full L&D life cycle and the implications for designing instructional content.
  • Proactive and consultative approach in respect of creating and delivering L&D strategy.
  • Able to work collaboratively and to build and maintain effective working relationships. Demonstrable experience of managing a variety of stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Proven track record in project and people management in a learning and development, consulting, or knowledge role.
  • Considerable experience designing, delivering, and evaluating development programmes and measuring the impact of learning.
  • Excellent organisational skills, demonstrate examples of multi-tasking and an ability to juggle competing priorities.
  • Curiosity and appetite for variety and leading/managing change. Able to use initiative and to prioritise and plan, while considering changing business needs.
  • High quality standards, demonstrable commitment to excellence and strong attention to detail.
  • Persuasive, with excellent written and oral communication skills, including formal and informal presentation skills.
  • Strong IT Skills (Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook).

Other skills required include:

  • Learning & Development, organisational development, or other HR qualifications (e.g. CIPD)
  • Coaching experience or accreditation would be an advantage, but not essential.

This is a great opportunity to join a Firm which believes potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

Next Steps To apply please click below or if you would like to talk to someone about the role, please call Lisa Gater, Recruitment Business Partner, on 07355677986.

Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.

View our Inclusion and Belonging pages for more information.

*No agencies please – any agency assistance will be via invitation only. Please note any speculative candidates submitted via agencies without invitation will not be considered as represented by that agent.


Michelmores is the law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We always strive to be different, to behave differently, to be more open, more human. We do exceptional work, for forward-thinking clients.

At Michelmores, we’ve always believed that potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments to move forward together.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success.

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