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Learning and Development Manager

London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

We are currently looking for a passionate Learning and Development Manager to join our Culture team on a full time, permanent basis. 

The Culture team supports the organisation in its aims of creating a workplace where equity, learning and effective communication are at the forefront of what we do! You will be joining the Culture team and working alongside the Head of Culture, Internal Communications & Engagement Manager and our Culture & Inclusion Co-ordinator. The Culture team sits within the wider People & Culture Department, which includes Employee & Union Relations as well as People Operations.

We are seeking a resourceful and solution focused learning and development practitioner to design, deliver and develop our learning offering at the Southbank Centre, aligned to our strategic and operational goals. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the People & Culture team to foster a culture of learning at the Southbank Centre. 

If you wish to learn more about this exciting new opportunity please come along to our Learning and Development Manager Information Session which will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 11 June 2024 from 1pm to 2pm. 

The session will be an opportunity to learn more about the role or to ask any questions before submitting an application. Please register your interest here to attend the Information Session.

We welcome applications from people from a Black, Asian or Ethnically Diverse background or those who are D/deaf or disabled. If you wish to discuss reasonable adjustments such as a BSL interpreter for your interview please indicate this on your application form. Interviews will take place at the Southbank Centre. If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or concerns you can also email [email protected] and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements. 

By attracting people to work for us from a broad range of backgrounds with diverse attitudes, opinions and beliefs we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things. The Southbank Centre is a warm and welcoming place to work, with great aspirations and ambitions to create great and accessible work for all. We pride ourselves in building a supportive environment to enable the development of our staff. 

If you feel you have just some of the required skills and experience but meet the person specification, we would still encourage you to apply; we are very open to continuing the training and development of individuals who are self motivated to acquire new skills and knowledge relevant to the role.

Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre is Europe’s largest arts centre and one of the UK’s top five visitor attractions, occupying an 11-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames.

Its impact and reach are significant and it is respected internationally as a convener of great artists and diverse audiences and for being entrepreneurial and innovative in response to a volatile and changing financial landscape. The Southbank Centre is a charity that is determined to demonstrate its ambition to remain innovative, disruptive and experimental in what it does and to be highly relevant to the artists it wants to work with and to the audiences it wants to attract.

The Southbank Centre believes that a commitment to diversity and inclusion helps it be a more relevant and effective organisation.

Our Artistic Mission

The Southbank Centre exists to provide great artistic experiences for everyone. Through art, we invite our visitors to enjoy shared cultural encounters together. To gaze. To listen. To be moved. To discover a new idea or a new perspective. We are proud that for the last 70 years, the performances and exhibitions here have moved millions. We have provided a home for art and for artists. A community centred on art, where everyone, no matter their job, helps make the experience.

At the Southbank Centre we believe in:

Creating welcoming spaces

  • Because upholding respect, safety and belonging is at the heart of vibrant teams and communities. 
  • This means us all taking responsibility for shaping and protecting a kind, compassionate and inclusive environment for others.

Making wonderful experiences together

  • Because we all contribute to amazing artistic moments at the Southbank Centre.
  • This means us all understanding and valuing the different parts we play in creating enjoyment and success.

Sparking new thinking

  • Because different views and thought-provoking conversations inspire innovation, learning and growth.
  • This means everyone having a desire to learn and being open to evaluating how they think and work.

Benefits & Perks:

As well as working at one of London's most popular and exciting sites the successful candidate will also benefit from the following:

  • A min 5% employer’s pension contribution (rising to 9% depending on your employee contribution), from day 1 of employment
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Opportunity to buy or sell a few days annual leave each year
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced family leave benefits
  • Up to 30% discounts at onsite retail, food and beverage vendors
  • Staff ticket offers for Southbank Centre events
  • Free entry to Hayward Gallery
  • Free/discounted entry with other reciprocal organisations
  • Free access to emotional support from a confidential specialist Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
  • Free staff yoga

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on the closing date for the job posting.


Salary: £40,000 to £42,000 per annum

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