Learning and Development Specialist (Mat Cover -9 months)

Fixed Term
Job Family:
Human Resources
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About us

We are Europe’s No.1 vehicle leasing provider with a clear vision for sustainable mobility. Mobility is as simple as someone moving from point A to point B, however and whenever they chose. Research shows us that for 2021 and beyond, developing existing products and introducing new ones into the mix is what our customers want. Luckily, at Arval, we have an excellent pedigree in mobility. Changing, growing and evolving are also our strengths. We look forward to offering the sustainable and cost effective solutions our customers want.

Culturally, we are a friendly bunch - more human, than corporate. We expect a lot but know that works both ways so offer Journey Makers all the support they need. When we are back in, you will find our offices inviting, warm and refreshing.

Arval: For the many journeys in life

About the role

Within your grasp, just a couple of clicks (and an interview or two) away is your moment to shine and join an award winning, all singing all dancing Organisational Development team. We are super delighted and haven’t stopped celebrating that we have a new mum-to-be in our midst – but, this means we have a coveted role in an awesome team we’re looking to fill.

Our L&D Team have been working hard to put social learning on the map and evolve our learning culture to meet the needs of our future world. We’re extremely proud of our Employee Brand (we’re all Journey Makers!) and we’ve built an ambitious Learning and Development strategy that will help our People thrive. The last 12 months have changed many things, so we’re diving right into delivering training solutions to cover every possible learning style – and topic – in every possible format we can think of. We’re focussing heavily on an analytics and data led approach, where we place Value of Investment in front of Return on Investment for our learning strategy.

So, if you want to join our gang of industry experts, you will need to be adept at a host of things!

Are you fully conversant in creating training reports, doing data analysis with an eagle-style eye for detail? Have you experience in uploading content in SCORM e-learning platforms? Are you familiar with LMS tools and Learner Experience? Can you write digital content using the likes of Articulate360? Maybe you are a whizz using Sharepoint and know you way around Office365? Are you good with acronyms….?!

If you understood the above and can say YES to it all, read on….

…because you will also be expected to be an engaging facilitator and trainer – able to work with demanding stakeholders, a wide variety of learners and wow everyone with your superb approach to delivery. And, lets not forget a few more bits – you will need to be comfortable to deliver training in virtual classrooms as well as physical spaces (when we are allowed to of course). Hopefully you are not shy either, and will happily be a star on video, podcast or in short learning films which we can host on our dedicated platforms.

We operate a true business partner model – we’re might not necessarily be the experts on the subject matter, but we are pretty awesome at delivery, training needs analysis and creating learning solutions that exceed the hopes and dreams of many. Quite often, including our own!


About You

Not shy to share your thoughts in a constructive fashion, you will be comfortable in a corporate environment and will understand the complexities of working for a matrix style organisation. You will welcome ownership and accountability, be creative and solution focussed. Above all, you must love delivering exceptional customer service. Going the extra mile is what you live for!

Already qualified, or studying your CIPD or equivalent, with a background in HR, Organisational Development or L&D, you will need to conceptually “get it”. Reciting theory is one thing – but you will be well on your way to bringing this theory to practical, operational life in a fast paced, no nonsense, customer centric organisation.

It would be nice if you understand the world of Governance and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and have had some exposure to SM&CR regime. No matter if you haven’t – you’ll just need to be a fast learner…

What’s in it for you?

Our office environment is welcoming and you will be given the perfect setting to do your work to the high standard you want, as well as the opportunities to develop your own career. Who knows what doors might open for you…

 You will join a HR team that is an excellent mix of new and longer serving members, all determined to improve the service we offer all our customers. We are a friendly bunch who work incredibly hard but never forget to have fun in the process.

Our employees are really important to us and being owned by a bank we all benefit from some excellent perks. Take a look at these:

  • Pay Zone level B1
  • Private Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Company Pension (the company will add in up to 10% into your pension pot every month)
  • Annual bonus (up to £1,725 p/a)
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Competitive basic salary (up to £36k)
  • Volunteering Days
  • Many future career options
  • Charity Fundraising
  • Free Gym and classes (when we open these again)
  • Hybrid Working options

Here’s a recent video we put together that shows life at Arval:


At Arval, we celebrate the diverse nature of our customers and so strive to develop diverse teams in which everyone feels safe to be their authentic self. This means we actively encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply and we do not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age. We are a family-friendly employer with a culture based on trust, autonomy and flexibility and believe everyone has a voice and the opportunity to make an impact.

About Arval BNP Paribas:

Founded in 1989 and fully owned by BNP Paribas, Arval specialises in full service vehicle leasing. Arval offers its customers – large international corporates, SMEs and professionals – tailored solutions that optimise their employees’ mobility and outsource the risks associated with fleet management. Expert advice and service quality, which are the foundations of Arval’s customer promise, are delivered in 29 countries by over 6,500 employees. Arval’s total leased fleet adds up to 1,103,835 vehicles throughout the world (December 2017).

Arval is a founding member of the Element-Arval Global Alliance, the longest standing strategic alliance in the fleet management industry and the worldwide leader with 3 million vehicles in 50 countries. Within BNP Paribas, Arval belongs to the Retail Banking core activity.