Senior Learning & Development Partner

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09 September 2020
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Competitive
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Job Description

Nationwide - Permanent - Full Time - 

Ask any wilko team member about us and the first thing they would mention is the people. Passionate people who encourage, care and respect each other, pulling together to keep wilko a much-loved high-street name by being better every day and ensuring we always inject some fun along the way. We appreciate our team members and the value they add to our business.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team member to join our Talent team as a Senior Learning & Development Partner, working up to two days at our Support Centre in Worksop and the remaining days remotely.

As our Senior Learning & Development Partner you’ll be responsible for developing, implementing and leading the learning & development strategy across wilko, there will never be a dull day. Together with your talented team of L&D Partners, you’ll be maximising our team members current skills and knowledge, to create high performing teams; whilst providing the tools for our colleagues to forge fantastic careers here at wilko.

Taking huge pride in what you do, your role will involve driving team member capability, knowledge and teaching leadership skills through the delivery of learning content. You’ll set, implement, and monitor objectives for the L&D function, aligning them with the overall strategy to provide clear direction and measurable outcomes.

Along with;

-Role modelling the company values and leadership behaviours, ensuring your profile is maintained and you are embedded in all aspects of the talent life cycle.

-Creating organisational talent pipelines to ensure adequate home-grown talent complemented with robust, strategically aligned talent programmes to develop wilko’ s best people to take on future roles.

-Responsibility for mandatory compliance learning, its content, relevance and fitness for purpose for all audiences in wilko. Working alongside stakeholders to maximise compliance ratings.

-Leading relevant projects and activities to deliver the HR elements of the Shape our Future Strategy, collaborating with stakeholders and external parties to shape the best L&D solutions to mitigate organisational risks and issues.

-Working collaborative stakeholders, ensuring all L&D content and delivery is relevant as well as fit for purpose.


For this role we need a strategic leader who has experience of managing an L&D function, an exceptional influencer having managed stakeholders at all levels and prior knowledge of the challenges presented with delivering a multisite L&D offering.

We know it’s not just about the role but how we can reward you too, so with every role comes a competitive salary, a brilliant rewards scheme, 33 days holiday entitlement (inc Bank Holidays) rising to 38 days after 5 years’ service, a great pension scheme, car allowance, an exceptional array of apprenticeships, wilko WOW flexible benefits (such as great discounts on shopping, days out, holidays, health and fitness and money-saving schemes to cut the costs of childcare), holiday homes and most importantly 20% team member and family discount in store and online.

We understand what’s important at work and with us, you can achieve a career with real meaning that puts your energy, ambition and individuality front and centre. With progression opportunities, brilliant training and a great set of benefits, it’s your chance to help shape where our business and your future goes next. We want you to be yourself here at wilko and we welcome applications from everyone and actively seek to build talented diverse teams at our Support Centre, Retail Stores and Distribution Centres. If you’re invited to an interview with us, we can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process according to your needs.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.