1/25/12

Useful Job Description for the Position of Training (Learning & Development) Specialist

Here's a JD that I created for one the the employees in my team.
You can use it. It is created for a medium - size company, but can be adapted to small and large companies:

Key Responsibilities:
§  Coordinating the Learning and Development process;
§  Organizing external trainings;
§  Organizing and delivering internal trainings on soft skills and technical skills.
Typical Activities
§  Preparing the Yearly training plan;
§  Preparing and requesting L&D funds for all trainings that are held in the company;
§  Organizing requested external trainings;
§  Coordinating Succession Planning process:
o   Interviewing interested employees and creating a pool of potential candidates ready to fill back office positions and team leader positions;
o   Creating a training plan for the pool of selected candidates and delivering periodical trainings;
o   Developing and delivering adequate internal trainings for the selected candidates in order to prepare them for promotion;
§  Monitoring the training needs of all employees by keeping a close relationship with all managers;
§  Identifying pool of potential trainers to be developed in each team;
§  Preparing L&D reports;
§  Delivering Induction training for all new employees;
§  Improving current training material;
§  Assuring the correct and fair manner of implementing L&D procedures in the company.
Key Relationships
  • Internal clients – contract managers
  • External clients
  • Employees
Measures of Success
  • Successful implementation of HR initiatives;
  • Succession planning procedure implemented and pool of candidates ready to be promoted always available;
Person Specification
Essential
  • Graduate caliber with minimum 2 years experience in human resources (recruiting and L&D fields);
  • Ability to critically analyze status quo and propose creative solutions;
  • Maturity, high personal standards;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills;
  • Ability to influence both internally with colleagues and externally with clients;
  • Proactive and assertive;
  • Communication and presentation skills (especially in front of large groups);
  • Fluent in English;
  • A second language (French/Italian/Spanish/German) – great advantage;
  • Train the Trainer diploma – great advantage.

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