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Senior L&D Consultant (40-45k) (Belfast / Hybrid)

Job Description

Job Title: Senior L&D Consultant
Location: Belfast (Hybrid)
Duration: Full Time / Permanent
Salary: Competitive

Are you an experienced HR Professional, specialising in L&D and are you looking for the move that will help you progress your career? Do you have a passion to work as part of a specialist team in an open, flexible, and challenging environment? If so, I'd love to hear from you...

VANRATH are delighted to be working alongside our continually growing client as they search for the next exceptional Senior Learning & Development / OD specialist to join their high-performing team of HR professionals.

Salary and benefits

- Competitive Salary
- Hybrid Working
- Consolidated working week
- Investment in your learning & development
- Life Cover
- Family Private Medical Cover
- 31 days annual leave + 2x Wellbeing days

...and many more

Key responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of the Talent Development and OD services provided.
  • Support development of the company way and our ongoing differentiators as a professional learning provider.
  • Consult with clients to deeply understand needs and design inspired development programmes that align with each client's strategy, culture and specific needs at any time, delivering results and sustained benefit.
  • Bring up to date thinking on learning design and delivery methodologies combined to create impactful learning pathways as relevant for the programme and client organisation.
  • Delivery programmes and workshops, bringing energy, enthusiasm and depth to the delegate experience.
  • Develop strong, long lasting client relationships to maintain and grow our client base.
  • Manage larger projects ensuring a proactive and structured approach that provides certainty and confidence to our clients and a smooth professional.
  • Research current practices, trends, innovation and methodologies and translate these as relevant to how we work.
  • Provide input and support to the development of the team and wider organisation.
  • Contribute to the business and your profile through your professional network, writing thought leadership articles, digital presence and other approaches.
  • Develop business through the introduction of new clients, supporting completion of tenders and proposals, and genuine commitment to clients and account management.


  • 3rd level education OR approximately 10 years' experience in a professional relevant work environment.
  • Minimum 7 years' relevant experience in talent and learning development.
  • Evidence of ownership for design and delivery of development programmes across a range of levels, including executive teams.
  • Experience of owning projects and managing to completion with a robust project management / planning approach.
  • Experience in more than one organisation and/or sector.
  • Flexible to travel to client sites across the Island of Ireland and UK when necessary.
  • Experience of business development, generating new business and managing accounts.
  • Driving license.


  • Relevant post-graduate qualification, e.g., MSc in Occupational/ Organisational Psychology, Chartered member of CIPD.
  • Experience in a consultancy or similar environment.
  • Qualified in delivery of psychometric tests.


  • Motivated and energised by a highly varied and fast paced environment.
  • Ambitious with drive and capability to contribute to the growth of the business.
  • Focused on delivering results.
  • Builds excellent business relationships.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, with the ability to problem solve and confidence to find the answer.
  • Deeply customer centric.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong commercial awareness with an understanding of the commercial realities of business, applied to your business and that of your clients/stakeholders.
  • Great team worker who cares about the team and knows their success is a factor of team success.

For further information on this exciting L&D vacancy, please contact Conor Groves or apply via the link below in the strictest confidence. Alternatively, feel free to reach out on LinkedIn.

Some positive candidate feedback we've received-

''Would highly recommend Vanrath. After uploading my cv I was contacted the next day and they were able to find a permanent suitable role for me very quickly. They were very helpful and supportive through the entire interview process and were able to negotiate a very good job offer which I was delighted with.''

''Vanrath were massively helpful in helping me secure my new role. They provided tips and example questions for the interviews and were able to get quick feedback.''

''I found VANRATH to be friendly, professional, and genuinely interested in understanding exactly what the candidate is looking for. The entire process was smooth and efficient, I was kept informed throughout.''

''Vanrath were massively helpful in helping me secure my new role. They provided tips and example questions for the interviews and were able to get quick feedback.''

''I had a very positive experience working with Vanrath. They went way beyond my expectations and his diligence pulled through for me.''