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(Senior) Learning Specialist

Greater London
Full time
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PA Consulting
Consulting & professional services
1,001-5,000 employees
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Company Description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

The Talent and Development (T&D) Team is responsible for the performance, growth and knowledge of all our PA colleagues. We are currently looking for a (Senior) Learning Specialist to join the team, who will be responsible for the development, delivery and quality of a range of learning programmes within our global Learning Strategy.

You will work with a team of Learning Specialists and our internal trainer community to deliver a range of programmes that support the growth strategy. Th role holder will collaborate with our Digital Learning Specialists and Learning Operations teams to develop and deliver blended learning solutions, including virtual and face to face delivery. You will partner across the business to identify development needs and work to agree and implement effective solutions.

Location: London Victoria office (hybrid, 2-3 days a week)

Key deliverables


  • Partner with the business to identify core development needs and develop learning solutions.
  • Provide guidance on learning solutions that are effective cost efficient and enable and support growth at individual, team and firm level.
  • Engage across the HR Business Partnering network to guide, advise and inform on learning & Development services.
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of learning and development interventions and take appropriate actions.
  • Collaborate across HR and the wider business to support the effective delivery of the People Plan.


  • Understand the business needs and wider talent plan and contribute to building, and maintaining an L&D curriculum that meets these needs.
  • Design and create solutions in partnership with functional experts across the business.
  • Working with the Digital Learning team, design blended learning solutions, including e-learning, workshop sessions and/or coaching.
  • Manage the development and co-creation of materials that appeal to multiple learning styles.
  • Manage and build long term effective relationships with key stakeholders providing expert consultancy services to support their business goals.


  • Identify and support a SME Trainer community within PA across areas of responsibility.
  • Facilitate and manage team events, as required.
  • Support our employee populations around core lifecycle events including through workshops, facilitated discussion, coaching and CPD planning.


We would definitely like to hear from you if you have experience in the following:

  • Experience of providing training solutions in a wide variety of delivery methods.
  • Strong communication, organisation, and planning skills.
  • Experience in training design and delivery.
  • Pragmatic and commercially focused approach to providing Learning & Development solutions.
  • High level of personal integrity.
  • Influencing and partnering skills, able to build and sustain relationships at multiple levels.
  • Consultation skills when working with subject matter experts.
  • Knowledge of the consulting industry as advantage.

We know the skill-gap and ‘somewhat need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today by completing our online application

Additional Information

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

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