learning & development lead

Alternative Footwear. Rebellious Self Expression.

At Dr. Martens we have one simple ambition. To be the leading and most respected alternative footwear company in the world.
Our heritage is firmly rooted in our courage to empower self-expression, to embrace and celebrate our differences. We have proudly evolved from being a workers boot to creating iconic design statements in music, gig, festival and youth cultures (to name but a few). The stage is now set for us to grow our business and we have big plans. The next chapter will see our presence in EMEA significantly increase and our retail operations expanded to showcase our brand and product range.
With over 1600 team members globally (and growing) our people create the essence of our brand and purpose. We are serious about building environments where people can express themselves and perform to their highest potential. The HR Team are the champions and guardians of this culture and are passionate about driving change that really makes a difference to our business.


Our business is on a journey of growth which is reflected in the continued investment and expansion of our HR team. We have an exciting new role for someone passionate to join us on this journey. We are looking for someone to create a compelling Learning and Development offering to our people which will ensure we can attract, engage and retain the best talent


  • Create a learning strategy and foster a learning culture that integrates the diversity and the local learning culture across Dr Marten’s offices.
  • Create an environment which enables our people to take ownership for their own development.
  • Bring our cultural fundamentals and ways of working to life in all learning opportunities.
  • Create learning choices to suit individual needs (70:20:10 model as a benchmark).
  • Select and build relationships with external providers who are aligned with Dr. Martens and demonstrate a healthy return on investment.
  • Working closely with various leaders across the organisation and having a full understanding of their teams, business area and training requirements.
  • Build on our lunch and learn model to promote collaborative learning across the organisation.
  • Work closely with People Leads and Talent Acquisition to understand and develop our future skills requirements.
  • Support Line Managers to ensure performance discussions are regular.
  • Ensure all Learning & Development initiatives are integrated with other People initiatives to ensure a joined up People approach
  • Implement robust methods to measure the success of our learning strategies.
It’s never just a job at Dr. Martens.  It’s a way of life. We live and breathe our Fundamentals - INTEGRITY. PROFESSIONAL. PASSIONATE. TEAM PLAYERS.  They define who we are and how we get the job done. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it. To be our L&D Lead you will also possess these qualities:
  • Passionate about the development of yourself and others
  • You’ve been there and done it and worked as an L&D Partner or Manager
  • You challenge and can influence across a variety of stakeholders using your honed communication skills
  • Self-motivation, enthusiasm and results focus – you just get on and do it
  • Flexible, resilient, adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity – be ready for anything!
  • Pragmatic and solution-oriented
  • Committed to high standards and continuous improvement
  • Ability to move between big picture strategic planning and detail
  • Thrives in an ever changing environment
  • Innovative and creative thinking
  • Related qualification or Professional certification is a strong advantage
If we have hit the nail on the head and this is you then we look forward to welcoming you to learn, explore and discover what we are about.

To apply please send your CV along with details of your salary expectations, current remuneration package and your notice period or availability.

Applications close: 6th June 2018
Interviews: From week commencing 11th June 2018


Find out more about working for Dr Martens in our Candidate Pack.



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