Learning & Development Consultant - 39 hours per week
Full-time, £40,000 - £45,000

Ref: 20854

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


At Pets at Home, we are passionate about providing our colleagues with the tools and knowledge they need to excel in their roles. We believe that learning should be engaging, effective and aligned with our values and strategic goals.

Are you an experienced Learning and Development Consultant with a knack for navigating the ins and outs of complex, large organizations? Are you the type of person who naturally thinks strategically and understands the direct value your work brings to the business? Are you the kind of person who never settles and is always on the lookout for innovative ways to improve?

About the role

As a Learning and Development Consultant here at Pets at Home, you'll be a vital contributor to our Learning and Development team collaborating with our L&D Leads to create and implement engaging learning experiences that help us to achieve our vision to build the worlds’ best pet care platform.

We can offer hybrid working from our Support Office in Handforth (Cheshire) and some nationwide travel may be required at times.

Key Responsibilities will include;

New Colleague Induction Experience

  • Owning, developing and delivering a company-wide new colleague induction experience
  • Innovating and introducing a new international mobility scheme to enhance our global talent pool

Succession Planning

  • Collaborating with the Talent & Capability Partner to develop and implement effective succession planning strategies
  • Identifying critical roles and nurturing internal talent pipelines for sustainable growth

Leadership Development

  • Partnering with the Leadership & Performance Lead to support leadership development
  • Designing and delivering high-impact blended learning solutions
  • Providing coaching using tools such as Insights Discovery and Hogan's Insights Series, to enhance leadership effectiveness

Future Talent Pathways

  • Working closely with the Future Talent Lead to curate development pathways for non-clinical technical roles (Digital, Data, etc.) post-future talent program

Project Management

  • Managing learning and development projects, whether standalone or as part of larger transformation initiatives
  • Aligning projects with evolving business needs to contribute to the growth of our learning offerings

Specialist Advice

  • Providing expert guidance and insights to HR business partners and stakeholders across the business

About you

  • Significant relevant experience of operating as an L&D Consultant in complex large organisations
  • L&D creation and delivery experience
  • Project management experience
  • Engaging, knowledgeable and passionate
  • Clear, articulate and confident communicator – able to engage and influence key stakeholders at all levels
  • Focused on continuous improvement, measuring outcomes based on data, trends, analysis and review
  • Strategic in mind set – value to business
  • CIPD/TAP or relevant experience in L&D
  • LMS/Success Factors experience is desirable

Join our team and make a significant impact on the professional development of our colleagues. We offer a dynamic work environment, opportunities for growth and the chance to shape the future of learning within our organisation.

Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

About our Purpose

At Pets at Home, we have an ambitious plan, to become “The Best Pet Care Business in the world” and a key part of delivering this in a sustainable way will be our most cherished assets: our People and our Culture. We are a business built on strong values and behaviours which guide everything we do. These are our foundations which will help us to deliver our better world pledge to create a better world for pets and the people who love them.


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 22-09-2023

Expiry Date: 26-09-2023