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Learning and Development Coordinator

Secret Escapes

Secret Escapes

London, UK
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

As a Learning and Development Coordinator at Secret Escapes, you will coordinate and support talent development and employee experience across the business. If you are looking to build on your career in HR (or the People team as we say here at SE!) and have a passion for supporting and developing people to provide an excellent employee experience, then we would love to hear from you.

About Secret Escapes

Secret Escapes is the world’s leading members-only online travel deal company, offering inspiring travel experiences and hand-picked offers to over 75 million users worldwide across our family of brands.

Operating in 14 countries across Europe and Asia, Secret Escapes Group continues to grow and establish itself as a world-class business, dedicated to giving our members the best range and value in luxury travel deals at low prices.

Secret Escapes operates a flexible working policy and we are all in the office 1 day a week (minimum) and have core hours of 10am-4pm (you can make up the other hours to suit you). In keeping with being an inspirational travel brand, we also have a ‘Work from Anywhere’ policy, so you can work from anywhere in the world for up to a month each year!

We’re a diverse and inclusive bunch of individuals from different backgrounds and with varied interests, but the one thing we all have in common is that we’re good people (even if we do say so ourselves!).

Things you’ll be working on:

  • Lead the delivery of our group-wide employee engagement approach, with a focus on implementing our engagement surveys and managing data and results to provide recommendations to the wider business
  • Identify and prioritise training needs across Secret Escapes, running in house workshops, training sessions and onboarding for new employees
  • Coordinate people manager capability development through our manager development programmes and other initiatives - including organising cohorts, sending out communications,reviewing feedback and managing suppliers
  • Support the Head of Employee Experience to deliver our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion agenda
  • Identify and prioritise training needs across the business and build out our ongoing 'core skills' development programme
  • Support Internal Communication and Events Manager on content relating to L&D and the employee experience
  • Support on wider employee engagement initiatives such as charity, ESG, Office Events, wellbeing, recognition etc
  • Act as point of contact for learning and development providers - leading on organisation of workshops/sessions/SOW with support from manager
  • Develop effective relationships across the business with colleagues, networks and international peers and stakeholders

The deal breakers:

  • Good understanding and passionate about of progressive learning and development approaches and employee behaviour
  • Comfortable processing data and identifying trends
  • Awareness of current trends and and best practices in the L&D and employee engagement space - ability to prioritise what makes most impact on culture
  • Strong Microsoft excel (or Google Sheets), PowerPoint (or Google Slides) and Word (or Google Docs) skills - with a proven ability to communicate an idea/story effectively and clearly
  • Proven track record with research which can be applied to ability to assessing learning and development methods and providers

And you are…

  • A self starter with a creative and ‘can do attitude’ - with an appetite to learn and grow on the job
  • A great communicator - comfortable talking with a range of different people at all levels
  • Someone with a high degree of integrity, confidentiality and commitment
  • Self- aware and proactive to collaborate with the wider people team
  • Comfortable supporting a wide ranging remit and have a progressive attitude to learning and development
  • Someone curious and keen to drive the L&D agenda forward, working passionately and energetically to drive the Employee Engagement strategy forward

We are an equal opportunity employer:

Diversity and inclusion are important to us at Secret Escapes and we encourage a culture where everyone can be themselves at work. We value and actively seek out a richly diverse range of talent and our policies ensure that every job application and employee is treated fairly, with equal opportunity to succeed. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.