Learning and Development Manager

Job Details
  • 4299
  • GreenThumb
  • St Asaph, with potential for part remote working
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary up to £33,000, with option for part remote working

Learning and Development Manager

Working from home initially depending on Covid-19 situation, with potential for ongoing partial remote working within commutable distance of St Asaph (North Wales).

GreenThumb is a highly reputable company that has been making lawns look beautiful, lush and weed free for over 30 years. From its humble beginnings in North Wales, the company has grown to become Europe's largest lawn care company, with over 220 branches nationwide, approximately 200 employees, and over 1 million people who consider themselves to be GreenThumb customers.

At the head office in St Asaph, North Wales, we have excellent training facilities which are used to carry out the necessary training of employees and franchisees from across the UK. Most recently, effective online training has been delivered via Microsoft Teams due to current Covid regulations, which is likely to become a permanent offering for UK wide programmes.

The role of Learning and Development Manager (L&D)

As the Learning and Development Manager you’ll lead the Learning and Development team in delivering a learning and development strategy for the organisation across the UK.

You’ll design, develop and implement training and development plans for all roles ranging from our lawn operatives through to our business leaders, in order for them to successfully deliver against the business objectives. You’ll also ensure our network of franchisees and their teams are consistently supported by improving their training in order to achieve key performance indicators.

There is no shortage of opportunity to review and improve upon the current training offering and create from scratch entirely new processes to help train and develop our most important asset – our colleagues. As such, your duties will also include but not be limited to:

  • Designing, developing and implementing innovative online and web-based training solutions, such as e-learning and podcasts
  • Identifying training needs through collaboration with Managers and proposing and developing training courses
  • Actively facilitating training courses
  • Managing the costs of planned programmes and keeping within budgets
  • Providing support and guidance on L&D to Managers and Team Leaders
  • Designing and implementing staff development modules to support progression planning for the needs of the business

Requirements for this Learning and Development Manager (L&D) vacancy

  • Proven experience successfully designing, delivering and implementing complete training programmes and e-learning solutions for all levels of ability
  • Confident in written and verbal communication, and able to present to large audiences
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Learning Management Systems (LMS), preferably EssentialSkillz although full training will be provided
  • Full UK driving licence

The Package

You’ll be joining an organisation in which you can really make your mark through your work and be a key player in driving the business forward to even greater success.

You will be employed on a permanent contract with full time hours within Monday to Friday, and will receive a salary in the region of £30,000 to £33,000 with the level dependent on experience.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, you will be required to work from home initially, but you will need to visit the office as required to meet the demands of the role. Once restrictions have lifted, there is potential for some part remote working to continue for the right candidate.

Our head office is on the St Asaph Business Park in North Wales, conveniently located on Junction 26 of the A55, less than 40 minutes from Chester by car.

All applications for this Learning and Development Manager (L&D) vacancy are to be submitted online.

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