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Learning and Development Business Partner - London

Company of Cooks
London, Greater London
£42000 per year
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Learning and Development Business Partner - London

Learning and Development Business Partner 40,000- 42,000 per annum + amazing benefits London

Craft, Creativity and Community – we are Company of Cooks! These are our values, and they go far beyond corporate waffle. In fact, they set the tone for everything we do. Company of Cooks have been working with some of the UK’s most cherished venues since 1996, delighting customers and clients alike with great food and drinks, brilliant service and an absolute focus on the details that make good restaurants, cafes and bars, great ones. In October 2019 the company was brought into the CH&CO family. The completion of the deal saw Company of Cooks become the group’s go-to operators in heritage and performance venues, art galleries and destinations. We are excited to be recruiting for a Learning and Development Business Partner to work with us in Leisure based in London.

We are looking for someone to drive achievement of the Learning & Development objective: “Develop a culture of learning, where every manager is empowered to coach, train and develop their people; every colleague can develop their skills, knowledge and experience through a variety of media to enable their career growth and personal development.”

Responsible for delivery of Learning & Development activities across the relevant business and to support Site Managers, Operations Managers and Operations Directors with their responsibilities in this area. This role also supports the Group Learning & Development Business Partner.

Key responsibilities:

• Partner with the business to ensure L&D plans are aligned to the overall CH&CO L&D strategy but developed to support the ongoing operational requirement, development of talent and growth within our leisure teams
• Responsible for the implementation of the CH&CO L&D strategy within Company of Cooks
• Delivery of inspiring and energising classroom-based training, to include brand specific regular inductions and training courses, as well as ad-hoc courses to support project launches
• Contribute to the development of the L&D intervention focusing on Technical, Operational and Behavioural Development
• To use technology and interactive learning interventions to their best potential
• Suggest ideas that put CH&CO at the forefront of new L&D techniques and courses and is seen as the industry leading food businesses
• Contribute to embedding the Company of Cook values to drive employee engagement
• Be active within the food industry and learning & development field, attend networking events and bring back best practice that will benefit the business

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Recognisable L&D / HR Qualification (or currently undergoing development of qualification)
  • Understand Learning Cycles; Methods, Analytics and L&D Strategy
  • Experience with Apprenticeship Schemes (Frameworks & Standards & Funding)
  • Be experience in a Learning & Development role and in training design and delivery
  • Have experience within a service delivery management role, ideally within hospitality

What's in it for you?

Working with Company of Cooks has its perks! People are at the heart of everything we do, so we've developed a range of benefits to keep you happy.

  • Personal Development and Training opportunities
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Holiday allowance
  • Private medical eligibility
  • Eye care
  • A great wellbeing strategy – including access to our Employee Assistance Programme, salary finance
  • Family friendly support
  • Regular social events and communication with our leaders
  • A holiday purchase scheme
  • Volunteering days
  • Professional subscriptions
  • Recognition schemes and people awards
  • Long service awards
  • Access to some great high street discount vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme

Company of Cooks officially formed part of CH&CO Catering Group Ltd in 2020.

A Honest Approach, A Passionate Team, Quietly Confident


Company of Cooks was formed in 1996 to run the catering services at Kenwood House on behalf of English Heritage. At the time, others said it set the standard for outdoor public space food service. Time Out awarded it a Red Star in their Annual Restaurant Guide and named it one of the top places to eat, then virtually unheard of for a visitor attraction catering operation.

The business grew organically from these origins, securing further catering contracts within The Royal Parks, RHS Garden Wisley, the Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House and National Portrait Gallery, among others.

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