Learning & Development Business Partner – Financial Services, London

Job Title: Learning & Development Business Partner – Financial Services, London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: JGM/13582
Contact Name: Jaime Marks
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 04, 2017 19:30

Job Description

My client is a mid-sized financial services organisation looking to hire a Learning & Development Business Partner. The role partners closely with HRBPs and Business Managers to ensure that learning objectives are met in line with commercial and business requirements. The Learning & Development Business Partner will deliver an annual learning needs analysis to link L&D activity to developing capability for business objectives in all business areas.


  • Manage one direct report 
  • Deliver and manage effective induction programmes for all new starters
  • Work with key stakeholders across the business unit to identify learning needs 
  • Design and delivery of appropriate learning solutions including practical and engaging workshops. 
  • Liaise with 3rd party suppliers and internal subject matter experts as required to keep course content up to date and aligned with the business strategy
  • Coaching and mentoring; identify coaching and mentoring requirements in development discussions with the HRBPs and business leadership teams  
  • Manage the learning and development budget 
  • Ensure that all Governance and Compliance requirements are adhered to and reporting, version control and quality review activities required by the regulatory bodies are carried out to the standards required    
  • Work closely with the Head of Learning and Development to manage and continuously develop the firm wide Graduate, trainee, internships marketing, recruitment, on-boarding and induction programmes. Line manage the trainee’s for the duration of their rotational programmes, working closely with business leadership teams on placements, qualification support and performance management. 
  • Drive the utilisation of the Apprenticeship Levy across all business groups, ensuring that professional qualifications are well managed and funded by the levy


  • CIPD qualification or equivalent level of Learning and Development experience in a professional services environment 
  • Skilled in identifying learning needs and in designing comprehensive and practical learning solutions to meet business needs
  • Experience in partnering with senior stakeholders and HRBPs across the business with a  confident and credible approach  
  • Can work well under pressure in a busy environment, is resilient with a proven ability to meet challenging deadlines.  
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the full training cycle: needs analysis, design, delivery and evaluation within a commercial organisation
  • Practical experience of course development and learning intervention design, including blended learning.  Forward thinking with a genuine interest in the latest learning and development practices
  • External supplier relationship management capability 
  • Strong organisational and planning ability 
  • Project management experience
  • Graduate and School leaver recruitment and development experience in a professional services environment
  • An understanding of the apprenticeship levy  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 

For further information please contact Jaime Marks at 

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