Learning and Development Manager (12 Month Maternity Cover)

Business | Marlow

Reports To:

HR Director



*Please note, there will be a requirement for you to travel to our other offices 

This is your opportunity to join Softcat as Learning and Development Manager covering maternity leave for 12 months and play a key role in driving the success of the Learning and Development team.  

Success. The Softcat Way

There’s a uniqueness to Softcat  what we do, how we do it and why we do it. That’s because we help customers to use technology to succeed, by putting our employees first. We give everyone the chance to step up and show how much they can achieve. We succeed when all our people succeed. 

Your Role

Learning and Development is at the core of what Softcat stand for, we invest in our people and believe they are what make us successful.

As Learning and Development Manager (12 month FTC) you’ll be manage a team of 12 (across our Manchester and Marlow offices) who will be responsible for; training design, delivery, coordination and administration.  In this role you’ll be crucial in driving value to the business through ensuring that all our employees have the relevant training and development necessary to execute their roles to the highest standard. We are working on some exciting projects at the moment surrounding our induction and onboarding experience, Sales training programmes as supporting Managers and ensuring they have the right tools to be effective. We need you to support the team in delivering those projects, staying close to the business to ensure their priorities continue to be aligned.  

What you need

  • Previous experience managing a large team of skilled L&D professionals in a mid-sized/growing organisation
  • Relationship-building skills at all levels of an organisation
  • Proven ability to influence Directors and senior managers
  • Solid understanding of managing external vendors, monitoring their performance, selecting new vendors and getting the best out of them
  • Demonstrable ability to measure return on investment and the impact of an L&D team
  • Experience in designing and delivering learning solutions and experiences through a variety of learning methods/platforms


We offer a good salary and benefits package including a pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare cash plan and access to Perklife, our dedicated portal for all things perks and benefits at Softcat. It’s designed to give you the flexibility and choice to suit your lifestyle and needs - there really is something for everyone. So whether it’s activity passes or technology discount vouchers you’re after, or you would prefer to buy extra holiday for yourself, or add your partner or family to some of the benefits… it’s entirely up to you. We’ll even give you an extra day’s holiday on top of your usual entitlement on your birthday. 


To become part of the success story, please apply now

Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector.