Learning and Development Manager

Posted 10 Jul 2024


West Calder (Human Resources)


Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Human ResourcesRecruiter Reference:SDX/TP/180705
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:Up to £48,000, depending on experience

What we are Offering:

  • Up to £48,000, depending on experience.
  • Eligible for our flexible benefits
  • Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week.
  • Please see our attached benefits guide for everything we have to offer.


Your Role as a Learning and Development Manager

Sodexo is seeking a dynamic Learning and Development Manager to join our team at HMP Addiewell. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work with a diverse workforce, enhance the skills of our employees, and contribute to the successful operation of the prison.

In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for researching, devising, implementing, and managing the local learning and development plan tailored to meet the specific needs of HMP Addiewell. You will work closely with senior managers to understand the short and medium-term learning requirements of the site and take accountability for the site strategy in conjunction with the HRBP and the wider business. Your expertise will be crucial in coordinating and managing learning and development solutions that address the operational needs of the prison, including statutory and mandatory training, mentoring, apprenticeships, and flexible learning options.

You will play a key role in developing and delivering training modules that cater to a variety of learning styles and evaluating the effectiveness of these training programs to ensure continuous improvement. As a Learning and Development Manager, you will also coach employees on business-relevant topics, assist with the creation of quality career plans, and maintain accurate records of all training undertaken. Additionally, you will support the recruitment process, manage the induction, and initial development requirements, and act as the first point of contact for auditors regarding learning and development records.

Join us in making a positive impact on our learners' journeys and supporting our strategic aims of increasing quality and engagement while reducing attrition, apply today!

Please see the attached job description for a more detailed list of the main responsibilities.


The Ideal Candidate


  • Proven experience in research, design, coordination, delivery of learning, development solutions and delivery of KPIs in a senior role.
  • Experience in managing expenditure and budgets.
  • Strategic thinking with the ability to understand business needs and plan accordingly.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at all levels of the business.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and manage a diverse remit.
  • Proficiency in managing and maintaining L&D information systems.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and clear communication abilities.
  • Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for the role and function.


  • Experience working in a custodial environment.

Whilst we would expect you to fulfil the above criteria, we would implore applicants with the relevant transferrable skills to apply for this role, as you may still be a great fit!


Why Join Us?

HMP Addiewell opened in 2008 and has become an integral part of the Scottish Prison Service estate earning much praise from (amongst others) HMCIP, for its innovation, use of technology, strong partnership working as well as its “can do” culture.

Sodexo’s vision for HMP Addiewell is to develop a safe, stable, and progressive environment with modern facilities dedicated to reducing re-offending and enabling individuals to fulfil their potential. Every aspect of the prison is designed to help prisoners make meaningful progress in their sentence and personal development goals within a surrounding culture of rehabilitation. 

Sodexo UK & Ireland employs around 38,000 people and delivers On-site Service Solutions to clients at over 2,300 locations including offices, hospitals, schools, defence sites, prisons, sporting events and visitor attractions.  All roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau (UK) and/ or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland).

How to Apply

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