Learning and Capability Manager (Sydney or Melbourne)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time, Permanent - Part time
Location: Melbourne, Sydney
Categories: Corporate Services

Your Role

Manage the leadership and professional development programs for Allens, from design to development and implementation in consultation with our key stakeholders.

This will include:

  • Design, development and implementation of learning solutions
  • Facilitation of virtual and in-person classroom sessions using a range of techniques and approaches across business, professional and team building topics
  • Pre and post-session coaching and debriefing sessions with learners and their support networks to extend learning on-the-job
  • Liaison with external providers to partner on solutions
  • Consultation with external clients to design and facilitate client training events
  • Providing input and expert advice into learning solution design
  • Occasional interstate travel for face-to-face facilitation events

Our Team

At Allens we think that learning is far more than formal classroom development – it's a complex and interrelated experience incorporating culture, beliefs, mindset, behaviour, habits, experience and skills – often taking place on the go and in everyday situations. The Learning & Development team at Allens partners with internal and external experts to experiment with new ways to drive change at a personal, team and organisational level. We use Human Centred Design to empathise with our learners, design thinking concepts to test and learn, agile approaches to be responsive, and a deep understanding of adult learning to build cutting-edge solutions.

What you'll bring

  • Exceptional facilitation skills, ideally in leadership development, leading large groups in complex business settings;
  • Experience in the design and delivery of leadership development programs;
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and introduce new approaches to learning that work in the Allens context;
  • An understanding of, and passion for, a human-centred design approach to learning;
  • Ability to consult with the business to design and deliver learning to all staff in multiple formats (group face-to-face facilitation, virtual facilitation and on-line);
  • Strong organisational development, change management and leadership skills, with an understanding of the role learning and development plays in change;
  • Ability to navigate a complex stakeholder environment and build relationships;
  • Strategic thinking with a results-driven attitude;
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an adaptable and proactive personality with a willingness to take ownership;
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a high performing team;
  • Solid project management and relationship management skills to ensure initiatives are delivered on time, within budget and to expected standards; and
  • Tertiary qualifications in business, HR or equivalent would be an advantage. 

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a long and proud heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work. 

From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region for almost 200 years, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like. 

Over this time, we've grown in scale and reach, today offering clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations through our global alliance with Linklaters. 

What we'll offer

You will be an integral part of a high-performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders. 

At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way. 

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

Work pattern

This is a permanent position. Allens supports flexible work practices and we are interested in speaking to candidates looking to work either full-time or 0.8. We support a hybrid working model where working from home, and the office, is part of our norm.

Are you ready to begin?

Please submit your application addressed to Alison Maclurkin, Talent Acquisition National Manager or alison.maclurkin@allens.com.au.

Our culture is made up of unique backgrounds and varying life experiences. It's what makes us the high-performing firm we are today.  We celebrate our people's differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability and family and caring arrangements. Here, you will experience what it's like to be able to bring your whole self to work. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations people. 


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