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Learning and Development Manager

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000

Location: Dunstable

Lead the charge in transforming our Learning and Development initiatives at Whitbread, shaping the future of our corporate functions and operational leadership.

Drive Whitbread’s commitment for team growth through innovative high-potential programs and the expansion of our brand-new learning offerings.

Your role is pivotal, overseeing all induction programs for new managers and colleagues, sculpting the next wave of leaders. Join us in making a real impact, driving change, and redefining how we learn and grow together at Whitbread. This is your opportunity to influence where our FTSE 100 company is heading!

Grade : B17

Location: Whitbread Court, Dunstable, LU5 5XE. (3 days minimum at our Whitbread Campus)

Why You’ll Love It Here

  • Bonus: up to 30% annual bonus
  • Healthcare: Family BUPA healthcare
  • Discounts: Up to 60% discount on Premier Inn stays and 25% discount on our Restaurant brands
  • Share save Scheme: Opportunity to purchase discounted Whitbread shares and benefit from our success.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with our Talent team and People Partners to meet the development needs of our high potential individuals.
  • Deliver, update and refresh line manager programmes, where possible aligning the content across the business.
  • Manage third party providers in the creation of training content to ensure the solution is fit for purpose.
  • Continuously researching externally for best practice, new innovative practices and suppliers that help us build an industry leading development offer.

What We Need

  • Expert management development knowledge and experience, with a strong background in L&D models, techniques, and practices.
  • Ability to write accurate and detailed documents e.g., training guides, C-Level content.
  • Experience in developing, managing, and promoting a learning curriculum to a large audience (ideally with more than 5,000 employees)
  • Flexible yet precise communication style for a broad audience, from team members to our C-Level management.

Be part of our Learning & Development Team at Whitbread

At Whitbread, we understand that the growth and success of our people is fundamental to the overall success of our business. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone can continually learn, develop, and excel in their roles and their career. Our approach to learning and development encompasses core skills, technical skills, and personal growth, ensuring that everyone can reach their full potential and thrive!

We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation that values diversity and welcomes your application whatever your background or situation.

Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQIA+ community (those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans and non-binary or those who use a different LGBTQIA+ term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. Speak to us about workplace adjustments, part-time and flexible working. Where possible we will support this.

Job ref: 826858-2028
Advertised: 02 Feb 2024

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