The Premier League

The Premier League

Learning and Development Manager


Role Type



Posting Date

May 20, 2022

Role description

Application Deadline: 12 June 2022

Department: People

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: London, UK



The Premier League's People team is looking to appoint a Learning and Development Manager into an exciting new post in the team. As the Premier League HQ workforce grows from a small to medium sized business, we want to be able to take our in-house learning and development programme to the next level. This is your chance to support us on this journey!

The role will coordinate the current learning and development programme and it will be an opportunity to bring your expertise to grow and expand it further. To date, this work has been managed across the People team. Our workforce includes specialists across a wide array of business functions including Football Operations, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Communications and PR, Broadcasting, Legal, Community Development, Youth Development, Strategy, Events, International Relations and Supporter Relations. You will play a role in evolving tailored learning solutions for these staff, such as in-house learning courses; coaching and mentoring programmes; team development projects and self-directed learning content. Our learning model is structured around the 70:20:10 concept and there will be lots of chances to grow the programme across these strands.

The right candidate will get huge enjoyment from engaging with and supporting colleagues, have excellent organisational skills and be creative in driving new learning solutions. You will work very closely with your People team colleagues and it will be important that you are a team player who loves collaborating with others.

The role is office-based, but we offer a flexible working week at the Premier League, allowing you the opportunity to choose your start and finish time each day and you can work from home two days a week. We would also actively support anyone returning to the workplace after a career break in this role. We can offer coaching and support designed for returners, to refresh your knowledge and skills and to help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of two years or more.

The People team currently has six members and this role is one of two new recruits to be joining our team in 2022. The team delivers a proactive and highly supportive HR function to the Premier League workforce, which currently totals approximately 250 staff. There is extensive work completed across staff engagement; business culture; diversity and inclusion; learning and development and recruitment; along with the core People service delivering payroll, benefits and employee relations support.

Key Responsibilities
Be the first point of contact in the business for all staff learning and development questions or queries.
Partner with department heads and line managers across the business to ensure that their teams receive the right development support at the right time. Our business is rapidly evolving, and we want to have a workforce that is ready to do their roles now and as they grow.
Plan, coordinate and deliver the in-house learning programme, ensuring that it is aligned with the development goals of staff, teams, and the overall business.
This programme will include in-person and virtual training courses and the Premier League Learning Management System delivery. The delivery needs to meet the needs of an international workforce – our head office is in London, and we currently have small offices in Singapore and Belgium.
Embed the Premier League's values, shaping learning programme and opportunities for leaders and team members that are aligned, and reinforce these important behaviours.
An ongoing learning needs analysis will be required, which will include a review of personal development plan submissions and staff learning requests. This will be combined with strategic mapping of learning requirements.
Manage a feedback mechanism for training opportunities and utilise the data gathered to innovate new solutions and enhance Premier League programmes.
Help shape tailored coaching and mentoring programmes for individuals across the business, ensuring the solutions support the organisation's diverse workforce, individual and team goals, leadership development and succession planning.
Partner with the learning and development specialists in the wider workforce (e.g. in the Coach development programmes), learning from best practice that is delivered across the Premier League and shaping internal solutions that build on these successes.
Ensure that the Premier League workforce continues to be upskilled on critical areas that are on the wider business agenda, including the work across the diversity and inclusion space (e.g. No Room for Racism and our Women In Football partnership) and sustainability.
Drive non-formal learning offerings, tapping into current and future resource available across the Premier League and the wider football, sports and media industry. This work may include the creation of Premier League specific self-directed learning content.
Manage a Learning and Development budget, ensuring the best return on investment possible.
Support across ad-hoc projects in the People team, bringing expertise to these as and when required.

Skills Knowledge And Expertise
Experience of supporting on or leading learning and development programmes in another business
Strong interest in providing support to others and being a team player
Highly organised and able to prioritise. You will need to juggle multiple learning requirements and delivery across your week
Strong stakeholder management – you will be liaising with multiple external training partners and you will also have the chance to seek out and build new external partnerships
Charismatic and engaging in your communication style
An energetic, hands-on and pragmatic approach
A curiosity to grow and develop, with an appetite to always makes things better
Be an ambassador for learning and a learning culture
Demonstrate self-awareness and your own openness to growth and development
Excellent written and oral EnglishThe Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made based on merit.Our commitment to safeguarding includes implementing robust safer recruitment procedures to assess the suitability of individuals applying for roles that involve work with children and adults who are or may be at risk of harm.To apply please visit our careers page and apply with your CV and a cover letter. The closing date for applications is Sunday 12 June 2022.


Our competitive range of benefits includes:
Private medical insurance
Permanent health insurance
Life insurance
Subsidised gym membership
Health screenings
Mental health support
Cycle to work scheme
Season ticket loan
Pension scheme
Discounts with commercial partners
Access to match day tickets

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