Learning & Development Advisor

Term: Permanent
Department: Human Resources
Location: London
  • Advising on all continuing competence and professional development requirements for solicitors, barristers, trainee solicitors and legal executives and helping record Training hours
  • Helping identify capability gaps and implementing learning approaches and programmes to bridge these gaps
  • Leading on the annual training schedule and delivery of the Business Skills Syllabus
  • Assisting on the development and running of core professional development Programmes (these are likely to include the trainee programmes, Fee Earner Academies, Business Skills Syllabus and others as the need arises)
  • Advising on discrete programmes (e.g. the working parent programme)
  • Designing and delivering some of the in-house skills training sessions
  • Leading on the annual professional development deliverables
  • Assisting with the creation and delivery of the professional development strategy and annual training plans
  • Co-ordination and monitoring all sponsorship agreements
  • Partner with external providers on occasion for delivery of programmes
  • Dealing with queries regarding professional qualifications
  • Liaising with the PSL group and Training Reps on departmental training needs
  • Liaising with key colleagues across the firm to advise on People Development needs
  • Deputising for the L&D Manager on occasion  
Key Skills & Experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience in a similar role in a professional services environment is desirable but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A confident and professional manner
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills (including a good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook, and Databases)
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • A proactive and flexible approach to work


The Firm

We are a law firm built around people with all their diversity and we strike a healthy balance between legal excellence and a down-to-earth practical approach to our clients' needs. We believe The Future is Human*, so we choose a collaborative approach with an intense focus on the end-user and consider carefully how to shape our services to add the most value to our clients. 

Fieldfisher is also keeping pace with the continually unpredictable world, with a sector-diverse team of dispute resolution specialists on hand to assist clients with whatever conflicts they may face. Our experts provide trusted counsel on everything from high value commercial disputes to personal injury and medical negligence claims.  

We use new models of working and staff teams appropriately, integrating legal technology and new skill sets needed for today's modern legal adviser. 

Many of our lawyers are top-ranked in various legal directories and we are widely respected thought leaders, digging deep into the issues that matter most to our clients. We provide answers and opinions not just legalese.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our strategic bases in Silicon Valley and China.

Among our clients, we count technology companies providing internet-related services and products, consulting and digital services, pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, infrastructure and chemicals companies, as well as banks and financial institutions.

We also have one of the UK's leading personal injury, medical negligence and asbestos disease claims practices.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. When asked, clients say we are friendly and down to earth.