L&D Manager Job Description Template Guide

This will act as a guide and you may have specific requirements that relate to your business and sector.

Below is a list of key duties we’d expect to see when putting together a job description:

Key Duties:

  • Assess individual, departmental and organisational learning and development needs.
  • Analyse key people data, use of HR metrics & analytics.
  • Work with senior management and HR teams to separate wants from needs.
  • Manage training budgets and forecast current and future costs.
  • Identify skills gaps and future learning requirements.
  • Manage and develop learning content.
  • Assess relevant learning and development needs and related budgets.
  • Research and assess potential new L&D methods.
  • Examples could involve blended learning options such as:
    • Coaching.
    • Mentoring.
    • On-The-Job Training.
    • Classroom Training.
    • E-Learning.
  • Implement and deliver L&D strategies.
  • Coordinate the logistics of training needs and practical implications.
  • Identify external training partners.
  • Evaluate the success of learning interventions and related budgets and commercial implications.
  • Update key stakeholders, management and decision-makers on new L&D methods and systems.

Below is a list of key qualifications we’d expect to see when putting together a job description:


We often find that experience in a role and specific skills gained whilst working are of primary concern to employers there will often also be the requirement for specific qualifications.

  • Some may require Degree Education.
  • Being educated to a degree level is often desirable.
  • CIPD qualifications are often requested and expected.
  • Alternatively, graduates with a level-7 qualification will be in high demand.
  • MBA in HR management is also another option.
  • Some employers will also welcome a BTEC HNC/HND in HR management.

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