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Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We're a digital-first organisation made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists - and much more. Our strength is in our employees.

 

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.

 

The Role

We’re here to find, develop and engage the best people within and new to the FT. You will have a passion and drive to create a culture of learning and growth; allowing people to realise their full potential and be the very best they can! You’ll be a champion of FT culture and utilise it to increase business performance through our people.

You will be a fantastic leader with articulate vision. You’ll be an expert in your field; and comfortable with pace, ambiguity and high energy. 

The most critical deliverables will be inspiring our managers to become great coaches and leaders; delivering a learning strategy that is fresh, future focused and relevant. You will lead and develop the Learning team of three people and be accountable for aligning our learning strategy to the overall goals of the FT.

You will  be a champion for change, bring a strategic mindset towards the future, and be skilled at leading transformation. You will work closely with a large matrix group of colleagues who lead L&D initiatives across the business. 

 

Some of the things you will deliver: 

  • Team leadership, coaching and development of the Learning team to maximise potential and to deliver a coherent strategy for our business

  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders and business partners to assess the organisation’s learning and development needs to deliver outstanding learning experiences and results across platforms and locations.

  • Direct the learning strategy including the road-map for L&D that meet the near and long term capability requirements 

  • Facilitate conversations with business leaders, acting as a trusted advisor, to enable high performance of self and their teams 

  • Coach managers to create development plans for team members designed to provide growth opportunities in role through on-the-job learning, special projects, formal training, etc

  • Optimise our newly implemented Learning Management System to shape the learning culture at the FT

  • Consistently communicate and engage with  our partners to keep them aware of L&D strategic initiatives 

  • Oversee our learning contracts, budget and ensure allocation of spend and cost-effective solutions

  • Thought leadership - maintain proactive and ongoing awareness of industry trends and developments as well as functional best practices

 

Required Skills / Experience 

  • Strong people leader, team management and strategic leadership skills

  • Proven expertise in creating impact focussed L&D strategies and interventions 

  • Facilitation and training design and delivery

  • Working across cultures and with globally dispersed teams 

  • Relevant Coaching skills / qualifications

  • Analytical, problem solving and decision making

  • Track record of  building and influencing senior relationships 

  • Budget management 

 

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

 

Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

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