WHSmith Job Application – Talent Development Partner

Website WHSmith

Job Description:

WH Smith is in a real period of transformation and at the heart of our growth plans is our people so we are growing our Talent Development team, it’s fast, fun, people and consumer focused. You will be part of a high performing People team, shaping, designing and delivering people development programmes, learning interventions that embeds a culture of continuous learning for every colleague here at WHSmith

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop a suite of management development programmes to ensure that we have great succession to support the business growth plans
  • Design training profiles for all roles identifying both mandatory and non-essential training and development which support the needs of the business
  • Accountable for the development and delivery of workshops and/ or learning interventions for all areas of the business
  • Create excitement and build the profile of the Talent Development function within WH Smith so that our teams can see clear progression opportunities to support their own growth
  • Carry out a full review of the current training offer to ensure that it is fit for purpose, including induction and e-learning packages and make recommendations to improve
  • Maintain effective working relationships and proactively partner with key stakeholders across operations and the support teams to deliver bespoke learning/ team interventions that will improve performance

Job Requirements:

  • Expertise in the creation and execution of Talent & Development programmes in retail or service focused environments
  • Excellent oral, written communication and influencing skills, and the ability to present to large audiences
  • Achieved related training delivery qualifications and has the experience of delivering learning and development in a variety of styles
  • Experience of working in retail companies/tech or digital hiring/international markets
  • Level 5 CIPD in Learning & Development, or HR with a specialist in Learning & Development
  • Excellent stakeholder management with a high touch, collaborative, and communicative approach and the confidence to challenge thinking
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with the rest of the HR team, with a flexible approach to support on any areas which require focus

Job Details:

Company: WHSmith

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Swindon, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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