Learning & Development Manager


Are you a Learning & Development Manager looking for your next permanent role?  If this is you, then please read on as we may just have the role for you……

Founded in 1968, Griffiths are a sustainable Civil Engineering Contractor that helps connect communities through delivering Road, Rail, Water, and Utilities projects. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in a healthy, safe, and sustainable manner to improve people’s everyday lives.

We are currently looking for a Learning & Development Manager to join the team at our Head Offices in Abergavenny. Due to the nature of the role, we are open to applications from candidates who live in; or can commute from some of the following areas: Newport, Cardiff, Swansea, Penarth, Barry, Porthcawl, Neath, Usk, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Llanfoist, Bristol, Chepstow, Pontypridd.

As part of a global business in CRH and a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC, the career opportunities are limitless. We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


Reporting directly to the HR Manager, the Learning & Development Manager will partner with business leaders, departments and key stakeholders to drive and improve organisational performance and people capability by aligning priorities and agenda to strategic business needs and objectives.

You will help create and implement a Learning & Development strategy to identify and analyse training & development needs, design and build training courses as well as build career pathways; and learning and development opportunities for all employees.

Furthermore, you will deliver training and in particular leadership courses such as Front-Line Leadership (FLP) Programmes and competency-based training, these being key elements of the role.  Promote and role model an inclusive, diverse and equal culture in accordance with the Griffiths company values will be critical.

On a day-to-day basis, the Learning & Development Manager will have duties including (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Contributing to and helping shape and deliver the Learning & Development Strategy
  • Undertake, identify & analyse training needs across the business
  • Design, build & deliver training courses – primarily competency based, soft skills or people leadership courses
  • Create Learning & Development journeys by building and communicating career pathways
  • Coach & support line managers to develop high performing teams and track learning effectiveness
  • Accountability for ensuring the business administers/applies, reviews and monitors the grant application process with CITB and Apprenticeship Levy for long term qualification courses
  • Collaborate with, contribute to and support business leaders on cross functional projects and activities, adhering to and advocating L&D best practice
  • Improve employee performance and drive talent management activities
  • Drive a culture of inclusivity, diversity and equality where there are high levels of employee engagement and L&D activities are visible to the workforce
  • Lead, develop and motivate the L&D Coordinators & L&D Administrator
  • Use available L&D data to create metrics and trends to influence and lead positive and innovative change across the business, e.g. number of days training, career progression


The ideal candidate will be a Learning & Development Manager who has exposure to the following:

  • Degree qualified, preferably in a business or HR related subject matter
  • Prior experience of successfully operating in a Learning & Development role – undertaking the full training lifecycle
  • Line/team management experience
  • Experience of leading Change Management initiatives
  • Project management experience
  • Certified coaching qualification
  • Experience of working within the Civil Engineering/construction industry sector

Please note you must hold a Full UK driving licence for this position as you will be travelling to different Griffiths sites to deliver to our colleagues.


For the successful Learning & Development Manager, we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Company car/car allowance
  • Training & Development
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents
Apply Job applications are processed by our parent company, Tarmac. Clicking apply will take you to their website, but don't worry - your application will be sent through to the careers team at Alun Griffiths

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