Job details

Learning Lead

Job reference: 003369

Closing date: 19/04/2021

Salary: Competitive Salary (DOE) plus excellent benefits

Department: People Team

Hours per week: 36.17 hours

Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. Want to take on this challenge? We’re looking for a Learning Lead to join our dynamic and progressive Learning and Development team, here at N Brown

More about the role:

Passionate and purpose-driven, our team of Learning Leads love what they do, engaging with leaders and colleagues across the business, conducting needs analysis, designing, creating and curating content, providing coaching & feedback and evaluating the value add of learning to the business. 

As experts in their field, they confidently challenge people to adopt a growth mindset and foster 21st century skills.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Creates a range of learning solutions; experiential, social, digital, peer to peer, on the job and much more
  • Designs and delivers workshops that develop the leadership, behavioural and technical skills of our colleagues and the business
  • Supports workplace performance through working collaboratively with Subject Matter Experts to co-create learning resources 
  • Provides colleagues and leaders with the knowledge and skill to drive a culture of continuous performance management 
  • Ensures we meet any training element of our regulatory requirements under T&C Scheme (all regulators in all locations) 
  • Develops digital content, through story boarding and develops the business skills to utilise digital learning technologies e.g. e-learning, virtual classrooms/webinars 
  • Builds stakeholder relationships with key internal customers and external training providers 
  • Utilises data (personal development plans, talent review feedback, stakeholder meetings) to understand the development needs of the business
  • Creates marketing and communication channels that increase colleague’s excitement and engagement with learning resources 
  • Sets up and schedules training through the LMS to ensure a full record of individual training is captured 
  • Co-ordinates learning experiences on and off site, ensuring that pre and post work is handled efficiently where appropriate 
  • Uses varying and appropriate metrics and benchmarking to evaluate the effectiveness and value of learning solutions and maintain a continuous improvement approach
  • Pro-actively researches industry thought leadership and best practice

Our benefits:

  • Company pension with up to 6% N Brown contribution
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Incredible colleague discount across all our N Brown Group brands (Simply Be, Jacamo, JD Williams, Fashion World, Marisota, Ambrose Wilson to name a few).
  • Local restaurant discounts across Manchester’s Northern Quarter
  • 24 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 over the year
  • Flexible working, as well as staggered start times, we know these are different times and have embraced them to ensure our staff are supported.
  • A Manchester City Centre office base with parking (subject to availability), socially distanced workstations and sanitizing stations around the business
  • Great tech to enable you to not only make doing your job easy but to also allow you to work from anywhere with a great WIFI connection
  • Onsite café at great subsidised rates

What we’re looking for:

  • Ability to create and maintain digital learning assets
  • Ability to develop good relationships from junior level through to senior leaders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Coaching experience
  • Able to create and maintain digital learning assets
  • Skilled facilitator – utilises facilitation models and styles to manage and optimise learning experiences
  • Understanding and application of adult learning theory and methods
  • Ability to develop good relationships from junior level through to senior leaders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Able to influence stakeholders
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Commitment to self-development
  • CIPD qualification Testing Certification (eg MBTI/ Insights etc) is desired but not essential​​​​​​​

Who are we:

Here at N Brown we serve our customers through distinct brands; we are experienced, gained from over 160 years of trading; Inclusive as we believe in fashion without boundaries; sustainable as we strive to make as little impact on the planet and focused on the future as we are ALWAYS looking for ways to develop our business and serve our customers better.

Have a question about the role? You can contact the Talent Acquisition Team at Careers

The recruitment for this role is being managed by Hannah in our Recruitment Team- check out her LinkedIn here: Hannah Durkin 

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check; having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams.