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From day one, our mission has been to create an independent business with a unique culture – one that is controlled by the people who work for it. Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people has always been key to our success.

People come to Howden Group Holdings for lots of different reasons, but they stay for the same one: our culture. That’s what sets us apart, and why we nurture and retain the best talent in the market. Whatever your priorities – work/life balance, career progression, sustainability, volunteering – you’ll find like-minded people driving change at Howden Group.

The Digital Learning Specialist will shape and implement our approach to digital learning at Howden. This will mean having the ability to strategically influence and drive the design and development of the digital learning experience and become a core member of our Talent and Development team.

You will be responsible for the sourcing, implementation and management of key digital platforms and infrastructure, as well as advising on, designing and creating high quality digital learning experiences via multiple means e.g. e-learning, videography, animation, virtual classroom, infographics, community platforms, LMS.

Key accountabilities

Overall responsibility for the digital learning experience at Howden, including:

  • Review current digital learning platforms and content in line with broader talent, leadership and learning strategy and develop a comprehensive digital learning approach to complement the wider people agenda

  • Manage the implementation of LinkedIn Learning across the group, working with key stakeholders to resource regional rollouts, develop a community of champions and maximise learner engagement

  • Be the LinkedIn Learning platform owner, responsible for continued learner engagement, maximising the platform to its full potential, developing reporting and advising on content curation for key stakeholder groups

  • Act as product owner for our LMS, Workday Learning, reviewing how it meets our digital learning needs, engages learners and work with our HRIS team to improve effectiveness  

  • Use learning data gathered through all digital platforms to provide insights to the wider Talent and Development team, HRBPs and the business as required to move our agenda forward

  • Lead, design and develop impactful and engaging solutions to realise the digital learning vision, working with external providers and designing content in-house as required

  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders to translate business needs into learning and development solutions that align with the central Talent & Development agenda

  • Continuously explore the market, identifying digital learning trends to propose future opportunities and learning solutions that support our business growth

Person specification / experience

  • An experienced learning professional with proven experience of connecting digital learning to the broader learning strategy

  • Experience of designing learning content and supporting communication materials on various platforms and authoring tools that is centred around the learner

  • Knowledge of LinkedIn Learning and Workday desirable

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills – keeping the relevant individuals informed and engaged when delivering projects

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities

  • Experience of working on global projects within matrixed organisations, understanding the need to collaborate across functions and not work in isolation

  • Experienced project manager, able to bring multiple parties together to achieve a common goal

What do we offer in return?

A career that you define.

Yes, we offer all the usual rewards and benefits – including great healthcare provision, a wide variety of wellbeing offers, competitive salary, generous pensions and more – but we know you expect all that.

What you might not expect is a job where everyone has a voice, where volunteering in the community is part of the day job, and where everyone is encouraged to play a part towards our sustainability goals. We want people who want to make a difference – not just in the workplace, but in the industry and in the wider community.

Our Culture: People First

We are proud to be at the global table, but we are most proud of our culture. It has been built on a single and constant set of principles over more than 25 years, and it has helped us become:

  • An international group with independence and people at its heart

  • A home for talent with a unique culture: the biggest small company in the world

The focus on being a People First business has always been at the very heart of the Group. David’s vision was to create an independent business with a unique culture; one that would survive and thrive as a business controlled by the people working for it. Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people to join the Group has been and will continue to be key.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Howden Group Holdings we consider our people our chief competitive advantage and as such we treat colleagues, candidates, clients, and business partners with equality, fairness and respect, regardless of their age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or family circumstances.

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