Learning & Development Manager

A full-time hybrid role in Cambridge, UK

Gearset’s growing fast! As we scale it’s never been so important to develop our teams and people so they’re able to grow and develop the skills needed to meet the challenges of today and in the years ahead. We’re looking for our first Learning & Development Manager to join the People team, to bring knowledge and experience to help shape the future of L&D at Gearset.

Reporting to the Head of People, you’ll work closely with the People Partners, across the whole of Gearset, designing, building, and delivering learning content which has a direct impact on enabling our teams and people managers to grow. 

You’ll be passionate about coaching and be our advocate to continually embed this within Gearset. You’ll be comfortable running workshops, small group learning interventions, as well as having experience of implementing a variety of blended learning activities.

This is a hands-on role for someone comfortable with thinking about the bigger picture, implementing activities which build internal capabilities for the long term, whilst having the  ability and enthusiasm to implement and deliver this learning in practical, impactful ways, today.

Some ways you’ll make a difference at Gearset

  • You’ll help ensure we maintain a high quality bar for our leaders and people managers so they represent and role model our values every day
  • You’ll contribute to and build our leadership development and learning content, to equip our managers to deliver on what it takes to be a leader at Gearset
  • You’ll be able to translate these essential people leadership skills and knowledge into practical workshops, which you’ll deliver to share experiences and embed learning
  • You’ll work with our People Partners across all our management and leadership development activities
  • You’ll help create and develop talent development programs to build our future succession pipeline.

You’ll be supporting our teams and people so they can continually grow

  • Working across all teams you’ll identify learning and development needs, and design and deliver activities which will have the greatest impact in addressing these gaps
  • You’ll work with the business to build and implement learning opportunities within development paths for specialist IC roles
  • As a coaching expert - you’ll upskill and develop our coaching and mentoring capabilities internally

You’ll champion our culture of self-driven learning, promoting learning and development across Gearset where everyone owns their own development

  • You’ll identify skills champions across Gearset and find ways they can share their knowledge and experiences, to grow and develop others around them
  • You’ll build our on-line self-learning library - collating and sharing best practice, as well as creating content  which is impactful, accessible and relevant 
  • You’ll ensure learning is delivered across various forms and is accessible to our teams (online, workshops, masterclasses, 121, peer group sharing, mentoring, shadowing etc) 
  • You’ll manage relationships with external vendors - selecting, assessing and managing these relationships (for value, fit and purposeful outcomes) 
  • You’ll support our onboarding process from a learning and development perspective, working with teams to guide the skills/training plan for the first 3 months of onboarding into our roles and culture 
  • You’ll identify opportunities for improvements and help build the longer term focus for L&D as we continue to scale. 

What we’re looking for

  • You’ll learn from, and share your experience with, a great team in a feedback-driven culture where you can do your best work
  • You’ve experience of delivering L&D activities within technical teams, (including workshops and utilising a variety of mediums and best-practice methodologies)
  • You’ve proven experience in a range of L&D activities in a fast-paced environment where you’ve been responsible for building, designing, implementing and evaluating L&D activities or building a L&D function
  • You’ve experience of assessing and identifying learning needs across all levels of a growing organisation
  • You’re a self-starter - able to manage own workload and priorities and have strong project management skills 
  • You’re experienced in using data to inform your decision making for future improvements
  • You’re externally aware, and a keen learner, you keep yourself up to date with best-practice methodologies and what’s new in the L&D world.

Salary and benefits (the stuff you’d expect!)

  • Salary is negotiable depending on experience
  • This is a full time opportunity, working Monday to Friday with the option of flexible home working (for most of us that looks like 2-3 days a week in the office)
  • Generous personal development budget for courses, conferences, or whatever is useful to your professional development in the role of up to £1,500 per year
  • Top end hardware provided
  • Free lunch in the office
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (with the option to buy an extra 5 each year)
  • Company Pension Plan (matching up to 5%)
  • Bupa health care
  • Life Insurance & critical illness cover
  • Discounted gym membership, as well as a range of health and wellness benefits

About us

Gearset is the leading Salesforce DevOps platform trusted by more than 2000 companies around the globe, including McKesson, Accenture and IBM. We’ve the fast-paced, exciting environment of a startup, with the success and ambition of a scaleup, with offices in Belfast, London, and Chicago, alongside our Cambridge (UK) HQ.

We’re proud of our unique culture built on trust, collaboration, transparency, and teamwork, allowing us to have a feedback-driven culture that keeps us focused on delivering the best solution for our customers.

Alongside our Glassdoor score of 4.3/5, and customer G2 scores of 4.7/5, we hold three awards from Best Companies UK: Top 5 Best Company to work for in the East of England, UK Top 5 Best Mid-sized Company, and Top 5 Best Technology Company to work for in the whole of the UK.

Sound right for you?

If you think you have something special to offer, or you’ve got great experience but don’t match every requirement, we’d still love to talk with you and learn more! We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment and encourage you to apply.