Training, Talent & Engagement Manager

United Kingdom, Ashford, Middlesex

Human Resources
Job Summary

Job Summary:

If you have a passion for leading and delivering training and employee engagement initiatives within a fast paced environment, then we might have the opportunity that you have been looking for to take that next big step in your career.

Using your strong background in Training and Talent Engagement, you will work collaboratively with internal / external stakeholders to develop and deliver effective diverse engagement and talent programmes across UK&I including communication, training and development programmes, on-boarding and succession planning to support organisational and individual capability building.

Developing new and innovative ways to engage with employees in complex working environments, you will improve the overall employee experience from cradle to grave ensuring regular engagement with employees as well as establishing effective employee communication channels. Working with internal stakeholders, you will identify training needs and assist in the implementation of training programmes including training design, operations and commercial agreements.

Utilising your ability to plan, organise and communicate effectively, you will engage with stakeholders of all levels maintaining effective relationships while working in fast paced and complex environment. You will ensure senior stakeholder engagement and focus on talent development and succession planning while playing a pivotal role in the identification of future internal talent across the business as well as implementing development plans for high potentials. Working collaboratively with the global talent team, you will implement global training and development programmes including developing content, providing feedback and implementing programmes in the most effective way.

Working with the Recruitment Manager, you will identify and act on pipeline and leadership issues ensuring long term recruitment planning and forecasting.

As the role is responsible for UK &I, there will be an element of planned and managed travel across the region


Qualifications and Experience:


Educated to a good level of secondary education (A level or equivalent); HR-related qualifications (eg.: CIPD level 3) is desirable but not essential

Work Experience:

  • A demonstrable track record in talent assessment, succession planning and development.

  • A proven track record in delivery of training / development programmes and support material to deliver organisational change

  • A good understanding of emerging talent practice and be well networked externally

  • Demonstrable experience of Project management and delivery

  • Demonstrable continued professional development 

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Delivering work of a high quality (in particular written communications) and implementing high standards in delivery

  • Process orientated/methodical

  • Good presentation and negotiation skills

  • Experienced at conflict resolution

  • Strong drive and emotional resilience 



gategroup Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job:
  • Thinking
    Information Search and analysis & problem resolution skills
  • Engaging
    Understanding others, Team Leadership and Developing People
  • Inspiring
    Influencing and building relationships, Motivating and Inspiring, Communicating effectively
  • Achieving
    Delivering business results under pressure, Championing Performance Improvement and Customer Focus
Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position

Employees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone:

  • We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity
  • We communicate and keep each other informed
  • We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellence as a team
  • We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details
  • We foster an environment of accountability, take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes
  • We do what we say we will do, when we say we are going to do it
  • We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someone’s day better

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the job being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. gategroup reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Candidates may be required to go through pre-employment drug screen, criminal check and/or airport fingerprinting.

gategroup – an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to workforce diversity and actively encourage all qualified persons to seek employment with us, including, but not limited to, racial and ethnic minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities.