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Learning & Development Practitioner

Job Description

Global Leadership strategy and Development is a team within T&D which owns Deutsche Bank's leadership proposition to assess and develop leaders. This role will be focused on driving systemic change and adoption of the new leadership framework at DB and develop leadership development solutions aligned with this framework. The scope of this role will be global.

We are AMS, a global total workforce solutions firm enabling organisations to thrive in an age of constant change by building, re-shaping, and optimising workforces. Our Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) service acts as an extension of our clients' recruitment team and provides professional interim solutions and temporary resources.

Our client, Deutsche Bank, is a global banking business with strong roots in Germany and operations in over 70 countries. Their large but focused footprint gives them an established position in Europe plus a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Deutsche Bank offer their clients commercial and investment banking, retail banking and transaction banking as well as ground-breaking asset and wealth management products and services.

On behalf of Deutsche Bank, AMS are now looking for a Learning and Development Practitioner to work in their London team on an initial 6 Month contract Via PAYE engagement.


The Talent and Development function supports the transformation of the bank through a focus on talent development and ensuring rigour in all of our people decisions through three clear value propositions.

The role will focus on driving systemic change and adoption of the new leadership framework at DB and develop leadership development solutions aligned with this framework.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the change and the engagement strategy for new leadership framework for DB with a view to drive adoption in the senior leadership teams and broader people manager community
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of leadership development propositions aligned with the new leadership framework
  • Support the development of leaders through application of leadership diagnostic tools and providing individual development support as contracted with the client
  • Coordinate development solutions with HR Business Partners and Business Leaders to ensure ongoing leadership and functional suitability for leaders in critical positions
  • Skilled at preparing presentations with an analytical storyline for senior management and confident at liaising with senior stakeholders when required. Also proactive in taking the lead in preparing materials for key management meetings e.g. steering/executive committees
  • Drive projects in a structured way using PPM disciplines, demonstrating a clear understanding of the strategic agenda and taking ownership of the end-to-end delivery of the work. This could include applying concepts and frameworks across the whole project lifestyle and advising the senior project owner on next steps, issues and risks in order to ensure project success from conception to final implementation
  • Ability to work with clients on career development interventions where required for key talent segments using standard tools and interventions with a particular focus on diverse talent segments
  • Cultivate partnerships with key external suppliers to deliver against leadership mandate ensuring quality standards and inflow of innovative/cutting edge practices in leadership is maintained.
  • Work closely with colleagues across HR to maximise the use of resources, knowledge and best practices as well as to operationalise T&D development approaches.

Skills and experience required Essential

  • Approximately 10-12 years of experience in leadership / talent/organisational development field
  • Significant experience with large global change management initiatives and strong programme management
  • Experience of instructional design in context of interventions for leaders
  • Experience of partnering across HR and with the business at senior levels
  • Experience translating business requirements into clear actionable development solutions
  • Experience working in a matrix environment and in remote teams
  • Experience coaching and debriefing senior executives using psychometric tools and research based leadership frameworks
  • Experience developing briefings and presentations for senior executive meetings


Degree level education

Psychometric certification: Hogan, career tools, 360-degree feedback instruments (preferred, not essential)

Formal training or certification in coaching or career conversations (desirable)

Formal coaching qualification

Deutsche Bank's Values:

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs, and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Please note that for the duration of this assignment you will be working as an external resource engaged by AMS based on site at Deutsche Bank

AMS's payroll service is in partnership with Giant, we have worked with them for many years and have good processes in place to ensure you get the best service. If you are successful in your application for this role, your contract will be via Giant. For more information on Giant.