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Learning & Development Manager Job Description

Posted by Mathew French

10 June 2021

This job description template can be used for the Learning & Development Manager role in a mid-sized Australian or New Zealand organisation. If your business needs to find efficiencies that will save you time and money, HR digitisation and automation will help you streamline the entire employee lifecycle. Ready to transform your recruitment process? Everything you need to get started is available to you on this page.

Organisational Profile 'Your Organisation'

  • Mid-sized organisation.

  • Budget between $10 million and $40 million.

  • Relatively straightforward financing.

This sample job description is for a Learning & Development Manager role at a mid-sized Australian or New Zealand organisation in which the L&D Manager takes responsibility for developing and implementing learning strategies and programs, designing e-learning courses, career plans, and workshops, as well as maintaining budgets and relationships with vendors and consultants.

Sample Position Description

'Your Organisation'
Learning & Development Manager.

Your Organisation: Vision / Mission

The mission of 'Your Organisation' is:

'Your Organisation' serves more than X people nationally each year and has a budget of $Y million.

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Position Description - Your Organisation: Learning & Development Manager

Reporting to the Head of HR, the Learning & Development Manager is responsible for the creation and delivery of tailored training programs. Designed with leadership, management, business and personal progression and best practice in mind, you will be responsible for expanding on the talents and skills of all employees across all levels at 'Your Organisation.' All L&D activities should be focused on helping employees understand and work towards the 'Your Organisation’s' goals and long-term success. you may also be required to work with multiple key stakeholders to create content.


Specific responsibilities for the Learning & Development Manager include:

  • Creating training programs that are aligned with 'Your Organisation’s' strategic objectives.

  • Working closely with various leaders across the organisation to design curriculums for all employees that focus on core values, strategic imperatives, upskilling requirements and just-in-time learning.

  • Providing curriculums that incorporate different styles of training techniques, including e-learning, tutorial sessions, coaching or job-shadowing.

  • Hiring and managing the development of the HR team from a training perspective, as well as assisting managers to develop their team members through career pathing.

  • Evaluating individual and organisational development needs as well as assessing the success of development plans to help employees make the most of learning opportunities.

  • Liaising with other managers to ascertain training requirements and budgets, as well as tracking budgets and negotiating contracts.

  • Facilitating the development requirements of employees through performance management systems.

  • Supporting staff and management with tailored learning opportunities during operational change.

  • Building relationships with third-party training providers to ensure that 'You Organisation' has access to the most fit-for-purpose L&D technology available.

  • Maintaining current knowledge of L&D innovation, best practices and future trends.

Work Hours & Benefits

Discuss the working hours and benefits specific to 'Your Organisation.' Share company policy/ies about work from home and support staff options. Focus on the benefits that set you apart, such as stock and ownership options, paid parental leave, or corporate travel accounts.

Learning & Development Manager - Your Organisation: Qualifications

The L&D Manager will have a minimum of 3 years’ previous experience in a similar role at a similar size organisation. You will possess a passion for L&D and adherence to best practice, a focus on efficiency, an appetite for learning, and a commitment to teamwork. The L&D Manager will possess the following experience and attributes:

  • BSc/BA in Business, Psychology, or a related field.

  • Proven experience as an L&D Manager, Training Manager (or similar).

  • Current / up-to-date knowledge of effective learning and development methodologies.

  • Digitally literate with proficiency in MS Office, CRM, and Learning Management Systems (LMS), including familiarity with a range of e-learning platforms.

  • Experience in project management, budgeting, and managing teams.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills; with a demonstrated ability to build rapport with employees and vendors.

  • Up-to-date with the latest L&D developments (theory and technology) and best practices; able to articulate these clearly and confidently to other team members, especially junior HR staff.

  • Professional certification is a plus.

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