Senior Learning & Development Manager

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Permanent role

Full time - however we will also consider applications for reduced hours

Location - flexible. We are operating a hybrid working week and are looking for 50%/60% of the working week to be office based

What does the role involve

This is a national role with responsibility for supporting the learning and development of employees across the firm. The scope of the role encompasses the non-legal learning and development needs of lawyers, non-solicitor fee earners and business services across the firms six locations. The main purpose is to deliver training on a range of non-legal topics e.g. communication, client care, time management, legal project management and people management skills both in person and remotely. This will include the delivery of training in each of the firms offices on a very regular basis.

Who will I be working with

Reporting to the Head of Learning and Development, the Senior Learning & Development Manager is a member of the Knowledge, Learning and Development (KLD) team and reports to the Head of Learning & Development, who in turn reports to the KLD Director. Administrative support is provided by the learning and development administration team.The role requires close liaison with many people, in particular the NSL leaders, talent partners, Managing Partner, HR, marketing, support service heads, regulatory bodies and external providers.

What do I do next

The full role profile is attached andif you require any further information or would like an informal discussion please contact Rachel Donath on or 0121 4568384.
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As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.

More information can be found here.


The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.

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