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Learning & Development Partner - Hybrid

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£45,000 - £60,000 dependent on experience and a flexible benefits package
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

About Auto Trader

We’re Auto Trader, the UK's leading automotive marketplace and a FTSE 100 tech-listed company, uniting the largest and most engaged consumer audience with the most extensive network of vehicle sellers. At our core, it's all about people. We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences, and forge our own path. Our six core values define our distinct culture, and our dedication to in-person collaboration sets us apart.

About the job

We are looking for a Learning and Development Partner to join our People and Culture team in Manchester city centre. From our captivating company induction in the Peak District to empowering our people leaders; our L&D Partners play a pivotal role in shaping the learning journey for all. This role will have a focus on designing and delivering innovative learning experiences and programmes for our leadership communities across the business.

The team collaborate on core development programmes throughout the year and individually lead on different initiatives such as: leadership development, shaping careers, developing our culture, inclusion, and soft skills. For technical or skills-based training, the team will provide our SME’s in the business with the right tools to deliver this.

We’re looking for an individual with a deep understanding and practical application of learning principles, complemented by exceptional facilitation skills that both enable and empower the learning of others. A key aspect of this role involves adopting a strong coaching approach, supported by a recognised coaching qualification.

At Auto Trader, we’re continuously aiming to remove barriers for our people to progress and recognise different learning styles. The right person will be passionate about coaching and bringing our values to life though inclusive development.

What we're looking for

  • Delivering facilitation-led learning sessions
  • Ability to design learning solutions that enhance our culture, performance, and values
  • Developing leadership communities and designing senior/executive leadership programmes
  • Coaching managers and senior leaders
  • Responsible for the full learning cycle: consultancy, design, delivery, and implementation
  • Ability to work with colleagues of all levels and functions
  • Occupational testing (e.g. DiSC, Myers Briggs, OPQ, Wave)
  • Recognised coaching qualification to facilitate coaching relationships for performance and development
  • Working as an L&D professional supporting tech teams

At Auto Trader, we believe that every candidate brings a unique blend of talents. If you find yourself ticking some, but not all, of the requirement boxes, we'd love to hear from you. Please bear in mind when applying, that there will be occasional travel across our London and Hemel Hempstead offices. The monthly Peak District retreat (2 nights) will be split out amongst the team for the year.

Benefits and more

We're offering a salary between £45,000 - £60,000 dependent on experience and a flexible benefits package to support your health and wellbeing. 

Enjoy 28 days of annual leave, in addition to bank holidays and half-day closures on Christmas and New Year's Eve. Our Aviva pension scheme offers employer contributions ranging from 5% to 7%. We also provide Bupa Healthcare enhanced medical coverage to all employees, which includes support for assisted fertility, gender dysphoria, menopause, and period care plans. 

But that's not all. We offer enhanced parental leave, a car salary sacrifice scheme, share-save options, and much more. When you join us, you'll also become an owner of Auto Trader, receiving an additional 10% of your salary in shares each year. This allows you to share in the value you help create, and you'll also have the chance to increase your ownership through our Save As You Earn scheme.

Our hybrid model, Connected Working, combines the best of both worlds – office and home working. With Connected Working, you'll have two fixed weekly office days dedicated to team collaboration. In addition to your fixed office days, we expect you to be in more than you’re out. You can choose the specific days that suit your work requirements, home commitments, and team needs. Find out more about Connected Working here.

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