Learning and Development Advisor

Our client is a well established national law firm operating across 12 sites with over 650 employees. A top 100 UK law firm with an enviable reputation and a number of well known brands within the group.

We are now supporting the search for a Learning & Development Advisor to join the team in their Sale, Manchester office.

The Role:

We are looking to appoint an L&D Advisor to join our clients expanding team.  The successful candidate will be an integral team member, will be involved in the roll out of L&D programmes across all sectors and will be working with the L&D team overseeing their delivery of L&D programmes within all areas of the business. 

This is an integral team which identifies training needs, creates learning solutions and provides valuable upskilling to current employees. 

This is an opportunity for the right candidate to grow their career and as the client is an ABS, you can do that in a commercial environment with the opportunity to be part of their employee benefits trust, so that you can be a part-owner, pretty much straight away!

Progression is truly a huge part of working with our client. Unlike other companies, you can not only progress within your office, but at a national level as well which gives a huge array of possibilities for your career and salary.  

Role Responsibilities:

  • Delivering a wide range of training and development programmes to employees across the group
  • Ensuring legal training meets requirements and internal standards
  • Upskilling legal and non-legal managers
  • Carrying out capability assessments across the organisation, liaising with key stakeholders to ensure this has been delivered effectively
  • Designing and facilitating new training sessions
  • Organising bespoke development programmes
  • Using our LMS platform to create flexible and innovative learning programmes
  • Designing a range of learning interventions, including technical, behavioural and leadership programmes
  • Creating a coaching culture in the organisation
  • Monitoring how effectively learning has been transferred to employees
  • Driving a culture of continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Provide support to the wider HR team where required


  • CIPD Level 5 L&D qualification or equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience of delivering learning and development within a professional services environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong professional working relationships
  • Excellent organisational skills, particularly in a fast paced, growing organisation.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Sharna on 07412428910 and send your cv to Sharna@optimal-recruitment.co.uk