Learning & Development Advisor


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary plus Benefits

Closing Date

03/11/2021 12:00

About the Role

Our Talent Development Advisor role is integral to supporting the growth and development of colleagues across Matalan. Working in collaboration with others, this role is involved in the design and delivery of learning solutions including both face to face and digital delivery.

  • Live and breathe the Matalan Culture and values, promoting these to others across the business
  • Build genuine, strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders across the business to support the delivery of the Talent strategy
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the wider HR function to ensure a cohesive joined up approach in relation to key Talent Development activity such as onboarding, digital learning and career development programmes
  • Think end to end in terms of approach, considering all touch points and managing the full project lifecycle for all talent development initiatives you are responsible for
  • Manage relationships and the development of Subject Matter Experts (SME) to support the delivery of technical training content
  • Plays a key part in the creation of innovative digital and blended learning solutions to build high performing colleagues across all business areas, keeping up to date with latest external trends
  • Remain commercial at all times ensuring interventions are linked to the Talent strategy and focused around the things that will make the biggest business impact
  • Continually look for improved ways of working withing Talent and across different business areas to reduce duplication and drive efficiencies
  • Actively create, deliver and promote a range of development opportunities and resources which can be accessed by colleagues at all levels
  • Evaluate all talent interventions and use the data to drive future decisions and actions
  • Manage the customer facing elements of the learning management system (LMS) including upload and maintenance of resources
  • Drive your own development through identifying growth areas and share new knowledge across the Talent Team

About You

  • Experience and confidence in delivering and facilitating all aspects of the training cycle.
  • Experience of designing and developing digital learning solutions
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 applications, in particular Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience of fast paced Head Office/Retail/Logistics environment.
  • L&D/Training related qualifications such as CIPD/CTP/Coaching or psychometrics desirable.

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 11,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.
Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested. 



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Talent Development Manager
Learning & Development Advisor