Learning and Development Specialist

Global Banking School
£15000 - £100000

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Job Description


GBS is a higher education provider offering a range of sector-relevant courses across eight campuses in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and beyond. Working in partnership with several of the UK’s leading higher education providers, we deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in banking, finance, accounting, business, tourism, healthcare – and more.

We aim to help our students thrive in today’s competitive job market, offering excellent links to employers and a focus on one-to-one academic and career guidance in addition to our specialist courses. We take an inclusive approach to recruiting students, with an aim to widening access to higher education among groups currently under-represented in the sector.


We are looking for an excellent trainer and communicator to join our highly acclaimed in-house Learning & Development team.

GBS is renowned for its industry-leading approach to educational opportunities and this role represents an opportunity for someone passionate about helping others excel to play a key role within the HR function to help further develop our talent throughout the business and drive high performance.

As a Learning & Development Specialist you will support all employees across the organisation via our blended learning programmes which combine highly interactive classroom-based workshops with engaging digital content.

Main Responsibilities


  • Designing and delivering a wide range of training content to our stakeholders
  • Facilitating face to face and virtual workshops
  • Carrying out learning needs analysis where required
  • Supporting the wider HR department to create an exceptional employee experience
  • Collaborating with all departments to create continuous opportunities for all GBS employees to grow and succeed in their roles
  • Uploading content to the GBS learning management system (LMS) and using reporting tools to track engagement, compliance and impact.

Reporting into the Director of Organisation Development and Learning, this rewarding role will involve building relationships with people across all levels in the organisation structure, from new starters and existing staff to our business leaders.



The key requirement for this position is that you have demonstrable experience in a learning and development role.

Successful candidates will have strong communications skills, excellent time management and organisational skills, a positive upbeat personality, and a passion for helping others exceed in their roles. You will be comfortable with delivery and facilitation and have a solution-focused growth mindset.

Professional CIPD qualifications (or similar) would be preferred but are not essential.

Other Information


  • Comprehensive, ongoing staff development
  • Tuition reimbursement for career development courses once you pass your probation period.
  • Exposure to diverse aspects of the business
  • Great career opportunities and growth
  • Generous annual bonus based on performance
  • Vibrant company culture, including paid-for social events
  • Wellbeing package including free confidential counselling helpline, Mental Health First Aiders and access to a performance coach
  • Access to a TOTUM discount card
  • Eligibility for a Costco membership

Other Information

The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate their commitment to:-

  • GBS’s values and regulations, including equal opportunities policy.
  • GBS’s Social, Economic and Environmental responsibilities and minimise environmental impact in the performance of the role and actively contribute to the delivery of GBS’s Environmental Policy.
  • Their individual Health and Safety responsibilities to ensure their contribution to a safe and secure working environment for staff, students, and other visitors to the campus.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned.

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