Learning & Development Advisor

The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.

Purpose of role

To assist the Head of Talent Development and Talent Development Manager with the implementation of the Talent Development strategy, new initiatives and programmes and to provide innovative, business-focused solutions to support the professional development of all staff. 


  • Provide first-line advice to managers and individuals with appropriate development solutions in line with best practice guidelines

  • Monitor the effectiveness and feedback from fee-earner (0 - 5 PQE) and business services career development framework to ensure the programmes continue to meet the needs of the business and update / make suggestions for improvement to the Talent Development (TD) Manager

  • Conduct regular training needs analysis and design (and deliver where appropriate) tailored development options to meet needs of individuals and groups

  • Support the Head of TD and TD manager with the roll out of milestone programmes for legal professionals and any other development related projects

  • Use Percipio to research and identify creative and cost-efficient learning opportunities to enhance the existing programme and offer a blended and mobile learning approach

  • Design and delivery of the Talent Development presentation as part of the Firm's New Joiners Induction and ensure all new joiners complete the New Joiners Development Programme

  • Design, delivery, facilitation and co-ordination of the Firm's Apprentices, Trainee Development Programme (Induction and PSC) and NQ inductions across all offices

  • Ensure updates to the departmental internal communications including the online portal, TD bulletins and other related documentation are completed as required

  • Prepare relevant Talent Development policies or Firmwide frameworks that have a development focus

  • Build strong relationships within the firm at all levels in order to understand the priorities of the various practice groups / departments

  • Build strong relationships with external suppliers to ensure effective design and delivery of all TD solutions

  • Promote the work and profile of the TD department by providing excellentclient service to all staff in the UK&ME region

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Flexibility to travel to other UK offices

  • Positive, proactive and motivated, thrives on owning new initiatives and delivering creative client-focused, quality solutions

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Confident and engaging presenter and facilitator.

  • Good team player and able to quickly establish collaborative working relationships with the team and others within the wider firm and cross-culturally

  • Strong influencing skills across all levels to ensure key stakeholders are kept fully informed and are supportive of TD activities

  • Strong attention to detail, professional and calm under pressure and highly organised to successfully manage a full and varied workload

  • Carries out all responsibilities in a way which supports the firm's values and promotes its equal opportunities and diversity principles

  • Ability to be an ambassador for Dentons, being professional in outlook, attitude and appearance.

  • Flexibility to travel to other UK offices

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

Equal opportunities

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please contact recruitment.matters@dentons.com 

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