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Training and Development Business Partner

HR & Training
Excellent + Company Car + Bonus
Advertising End Date:
09 Feb 2020
Vacancy Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Description

DPD has experienced exceptional growth being the fastest growing express parcel delivery company in the UK. We have been voted the nation’s favourite parcel carrier for the last 6 years and have a very clear strategy to support our enviable position. We will only deliver the best service, use the best technology and recruit and retain the best people in the industry.

Purpose of Position

Reporting to the HR Business Partner your primary responsibility will be to provide a full Training and Learning & Development service to management teams  across 8 operational depots through expert knowledge, analysing development needs and creating effective performance action plans which align with strategy and achieve results. 

Establish and develop effective relationships/partnerships within the organisation to proactively support and coach behavioural skills with high performers, low performers and for management development.

The 8 Depots you will support are are  Bournemouth, Guildford, Newbury, Portsmouth, Radlett, Reading, Southall and Southampton so you must be able to travel to these depots.

Key Responsibilities   

  • To mentor, coach and develop different levels of management across depots in the geographical area
  • To analyse and identify training and development needs
  • Facilitate learning interventions via face-to-face workshops, or one-to-one
  • Carry out professional coaching and mentoring sessions with managers
  • Develop PDPs for managements to track development
  • To prepare and deliver management soft skills training
  • Monitor and evaluate on going training activities
  • Manage succession planning for each business unit

    What we are looking for

    This is a real  "hands on" T&D Business Partner role, where you will be the sole T&D expert supporting this region so you must be comfortable working autonomously.   As the successful candidate we would expect you to have the following skills, /knowledge and experience:

    • CIPD qualification in Learning & Development
    • Proven experience in a training and development role
    • Has knowledge and experience working with popular L&D models
    • A seasoned trainer confident in delivering management training courses
    • Has impact and influence on others
    • Is confident and proactive in their approach
    • Can work independently under HRBP to manage the T&D function in the geographical area
    • Excellent communicator and ability to build relationships with all levels of management
    • Experience working with psychometric analysis tools is desirable


Your package will include an excellent basic salary, company car or cash alternative, attractive bonus scheme that is based on individual and company targets. As well as this you have access to some other fantastic optional benefits such as Cycle2Work Scheme, Dining Cards, Holiday trading and discounts and savings on 1000’s of retailers.

There is a culture of recognition and reward within DPD with long-service awards, a special recognition programme for those individuals that go above and beyond, the DPD Personality of the Year and an award ceremony at our annual company conference attended by over 1,000 delegates.