Learning & Development Specialist

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Business Operations, HR and Recruitment
Region:
UK
Area:
South East UK
City:
Cambridge
Posted:
29-Jun-17
Company:
Jagex
Job Ref:
Learning & Development Specialist

Learning & Development Specialist

Department 

HR

Contract 

Full-time

Location 

UK-Cambridge

Salary 

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More information about this job

Overview

Jagex Games Studio is looking to recruit a Learning & Development Specialist to join the tribe.

 

The successful candidate will work across and support Jagex in all aspects of learning and people development across all functions of the business; analysing needs, designing and delivering high impact, engaging learning interventions. They will be familiar with the design and delivery of L&D interventions as well as experience of translating a L&D strategy.


They will have the confidence to deliver solutions to senior management and will be able to come up with engaging and blended initiatives & content. The ideal candidate will be able to adapt their approach to a specific audience and have a strong multi-faceted communication style.


In return you’ll receive a competitive salary, options for a sponsored gym membership, private health care, flexible working, cycle repair, free parking and fresh fruit delivered to your team every day.

We also have a full bean style coffee machine that provides hot drinks available throughout the day.

 

Expect to be invited to team events once a quarter as well as company-wide parties to celebrate our successes.


The successful applicants will be able to enjoy our newly refurbished office which includes contemporary break out areas, gaming zones, high tech meeting rooms, a huge Atrium with tiered seating and our very own private bar!


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Identify the development needs of the organisation through key stakeholder management using a pure consultative approach
Design and deliver innovative training solutions across the business that are aligned with individual and business needs, identified through relevant learning objectives
Work with managers, stakeholders and individuals to provide timely learning experiences for both behavioural and technical knowledge/skills in line with business needs
Analyse L&D requirements and needs to develop, deliver and evaluate learning experiences to drive professional development and improvement of business capabilities
Maintain smooth running of the company's L&D offerings across the organisation such as the Skills Development offering, Management Development program as well as other coaching and mentoring platforms
Support career development activities for all staff across the business through frameworks, competency mapping, career coaching and the design of supporting resources
Design and deliver management development programs, initiatives and resources
Co-ordinate and work with external training brokers and suppliers to manage specialist training requests
Regularly review existing training material for relevance and fit
Carry out supporting administration to ensure smooth delivery (e.g. ordering required stationery, sending joining instructions, liaising with scheduling, tracking attendance)

 

Essential Requirements:

Recognised training qualification or the willingness to work towards one
Experienced facilitator of learning in both large and small groups as well as one-to-one basis
Proven experience of designing and delivering soft skills and management development training
Extensive and up to date knowledge of current L&D theory and the application of different methods, including blended learning 
Strong project management skills, self-directed project work, organisation and planning skills 
Ability to work within multiple project teams, engage with a variety of stakeholders and prioritise across all disciplines of L&D
Excellent communication and organisational skills; captivating, dynamic and engaging in style
Flexible approach to cope with a fast changing environment
Ability to ‘think outside the box’, solve problems with a can-do attitude
Good team player; able to build strong internal and external relationships
Strong negotiation / influencing skills
Flexibility and highly autonomous, taking personal responsibility for actions and deliverables 
Creative and able to bring flare and enthusiasm to each and every learning event
To promote a culture of continuous learning and development


Corproate Responsibilities:

To behave at all times in a professional manner, maintaining a positive and conscientious work ethic whilst also demonstrating initiative and determination to get the job done.
To work effectively with colleagues both within the immediate team and across the company whenever necessary.
To demonstrate a willingness to adapt to the evolving environment of the company, teams and work requirements.
Drive to learn, grown and improve their current skill set and that of the function. Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Contact Details:
Jagex
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Contact: The Recruitment Team
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