Pearson Director Learning and Development in London, United Kingdom

Director Learning and Development


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.


Partner with the HR Leads and business leaders to ensure the priority internal learning and development needs of the business are met

Key tasks

Combining their understanding of the business and capability challenges, with current business intelligence and innovation to improve the performance of the business.

Stakeholder management across the HR Business Partner community and business Leaders to understand the business and internal learning needs.

Consult on performance challenges and provide learning needs analyses to support the business in identifying capability development priorities.

Formulate the learning strategy for the business, aligned to the global learning strategy

Support the HR Leads in transforming the effectiveness with which the business learns and grows careers.

Build the leaning plan, sourcing the effective solutions available and engaging with

Learning Project Leads to ensure new solutions meet the business needs.

Ensure the implementation of the learning plan meets the needs of the business and continuously improves the learning experience, whilst also reporting each quarter to demonstrate on commercial impact of learning to the business.

Key relationships

HR Business Partners - SVP, VP and Directors

Business Leaders

Corporate Affairs Lead(s) for EF

People Manager Community

Engagement groups, including ERGs that are active in the business

Learning Investment Review Members in EF

Learning Project Leads and Learning Services

External Learning experts and networking with companies facing similar challenges

Key Performance indicators

Creation of plan by business, geography client area

% business owning development plan

Responsiveness to business challenge through solutions

Impact of solutions


Previous experience as an HR Business Partner (preferred) looking for a move into a Centre of Excellence.

Strong leadership capability

Global mindset and experience of working across cultures

Understanding of the business

Commercial acumen

Strong influencing and relationship skills

L&D functional experience with performance consulting, needsanalysis and service implementation

Optional: Coaching and Facilitation Skills


Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Human Resources

Organization: Human Resources

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 30, 2016