Learning & Development Manager

People Team London, United Kingdom


Who are we?

We want to help small businesses win. That’s why we’re here.

We connect small business owners to investors – to create jobs, help families and power economies – because we believe that people are made to do more. And we want to help them get the finance they need to thrive, creating thousands of jobs as they drive the economy forward.

So, we created the leading online marketplace for small business loans. Our investors have lent £15.2 billion to 135,000 small business owners. In 2022, lending through Funding Circle’s UK platform helped generate £6.9 billion in GDP while creating and sustaining 106,000 jobs. There’s never been a better time to join!

Be part of the team that changes everything. Let’s build the place where small businesses can get the funding they need to win and leave a legacy behind, forever. 

The team

You’ll be a part of a global L&D team working on initiatives across the business in the UK and the US. You will work closely with FC’s global leaders, managers and the People team to spearhead initiatives that will enable Circlers to grow their skills and develop their career at Funding Circle.

What will you be doing?

In this role you will be designing, delivering training and leadership development.

  • Executing the L&D strategy with the L&D team, People partners and the wider business. Looking to understand their needs and consult on options and solutions, from conception to how to roll out and embed them
  • Design and facilitate team effectiveness, and business skills training solutions to support the delivery of business objectives
  • Full cycle programme management, from analysis and procurement or design, through to managing logistics of the rollout. For example, leadership development, manager training, female empowerment, tech up-skilling etc. 
  • Conducting needs analysis and audience research. Designing and delivering training, development, and performance support solutions that meet organisational and individual needs
  • Supplier management including coaches, learning consultants, and external speakers
  • Focusing on return on investment, you’ll measure business impact and quality of interventions, gathering data and responding in an agile way to improve the outcomes
  • Use the internal learning management system to support learning initiatives, reporting, and our learning experience
  • Provide data and insights on L&D initiatives and deliver on L&D strategy by making data-driven decisions

Are you? 

  • A hands-on L&D expert - an all-rounder who can create and deliver impactful learning experiences
  • Experienced in building, managing and executing impactful Leadership and manager development programs 
  • Excellent track record of managing programmes and leading project teams and creating game changing blended learning solutions
  • Able to bring fresh thinking, thought leadership, and insight into Funding Circle to stretch and embed our strategy, ensuring it evolves in line with the company’s needs 
  • Experienced in creating and delivering on a roadmap 
  • A strong project manager with experience in leading cross-functional initiatives 
  • A strong storyteller with the ability to communicate ideas in a clear, concise and compelling way to establish trust and credibility across the company 
  • Able to facilitate existing learning programs and modify to meet business needs including but not limited to; leadership development, manager forums, peer to peer learning, female leadership, awareness months etc. 
  • Passionate about integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into all development programmes

Did you know?  

Research shows that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single criteria. At Funding Circle we are committed to building diverse teams so please apply even if your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the requirements. You might just be the perfect fit!

Why join us?

Talk to our recruiters about our workplace, culture and benefits. We have designed our offering around; Health, Wealth, Lifestyle & Development! 

A few highlights are: 

  • Hybrid working environment (2 days a week in office), flexible working options with an amazing office and we will help support your home working set up
  • Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Learning allowance AND other perks such as Gympass, Spill, Just Eat allowance, Electric Car Scheme and more! 
  • Access to Octopus Money Coach, Free Mortgage advisor partnership and discounts across numerous retailers through Perks at Work. 

Want to Build The Incredible? We’d love to hear from you.