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Head of Learning and Development
Frontiers
Fully Remote
role reference:  wyw_#00700
Location
Fully Remote
Salary
Competitive salary
Contract Full-time
Industry Research
Hours 37.5 - 37.5 Hours
  • Human Resources
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Training
Description:

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

Summary

Frontiers is seeking a Head of Leadership & Development (L&D) candidate that will report to the Chief People Officer. The ideal candidate will bring experience in strategic delivery leading an in-house L&D team, who can effectively partner with the business and deliver measurable outcomes across the organisation. Candidate should have a proven record of leveraging Learning Experiences Design to deliver training that is engaging, easy to consume, and relevant. Prior management experience in leading a team and developing talent in a fast paced high growth organisation is needed. The L&D department currently consists of four team leads who are supporting a team of 21 trainers and learning specialists.  

Responsibilities 

  • Developing and implementing strategic plans for learning and development across the organisation resulting in demonstrable business impact.

  • Leading the in-house L&D team leads and their sub-team members to deliver high-quality training content and effective skills programs in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Reporting weekly and monthly to key stakeholders on progress and outcomes based on agreed training needs and seeking sign off from senior stakeholders on the content created before roll out. 

  • Establishing close relationships with senior managers, gathering regular feedback, working iteratively on deliverables  and presenting data insights to improve the impact of the L&D function, processes and performance. 

  • Collaborating with employee experience stakeholders to ensure L&D is a core benefit for employees, enhances our culture and cultivates our values. 

  • Develop, define, track and assess through metrics, the impact of training and implement suggestions for improvement.

  • Provide 1-1 guidance, coaching and professional development to the Leadership & Development team. 

Requirements 

  • Experience as a second-level manager, leading an international L&D Team

  • Strong analytical skills to deep dive into learning completion reports, and business metrics.

  • Experience working as a member of a team to collaborate with subject matter experts to design curriculum for in-person, online, and hybrid learning delivery methods.

  • Strong project management skills including planning work, managing details, keeping multiple tasks/projects on track, using time well, and delivering results.

  • Experience working in a cross-functional team.

  • In-person and remote communication / delivery / presentation experience.

  • Proven expertise in creating impact-focused relationships with senior leaders / internal stakeholders

  • Results and outcome-oriented. Data driven.

  • Experience working across cultures and with globally dispersed teams

  • Mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).

Benefits

With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees. 

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis (not applicable to some Workplace/IT jobs due to nature of role requiring presence onsite, in the office).

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.

Wellbeing

We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

Key skills:
  • Human Resources
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Training
Competitive salary

CONTRACT

INDUSTRY

Role Type

Job Function

37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Flexibility:
Working Patterns
Flexi-Time
Full-time
Flexibility:
Workplace
Remote or Mobile Working
Work From Home (WFH)
Flexibility:
Life event
Career Breaks / Sabbatical
Shared Parental Leave
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