Learning and Development Specialist (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Accolade Wines

  Bristol, England

Learning and Development Specialist

Competitive salary dependent on experience plus excellent benefits and staff wine allowance.

About the role

We have a new opportunity for a Learning and Development Specialist to join our HR Team at our Accolade Park site close to the M5 near Bristol. The purpose of this role is to support in delivering the global talent and development objectives by performing tasks associated with the planning, coordination and implementation of learning and development programmes and organisational development initiatives within Accolade Wines ensuring alignment with the Company strategic goals.

About the location

Accolade Park  is the largest bottling plant in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2018 we are delighted to be the Winners of the Manufacturer of the Year award at The Manufacturer MX Awards.  Over 500 of our 1700 staff across the world are based here, and enjoy the benefits of a fantastic onsite subsidised canteen, gym, exercise classes, staff wine shop and free parking. In addition there is a bus service from Bristol City Centre and St Andrews train station is nearby.

About Accolade Wines

Drawing on our proud heritage as one of the first wineries established in Australia, Accolade Wines has evolved into a global wine company with some of the world’s best known brands sold in over 140 countries and have more than 1,700 talented employees in 19 countries. Today our portfolio comprises of more than 35 wineries and brands from premium regions in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and California.  This breadth makes us one of the world’s leading providers of New World premium, commercial and value wines. In the UK our most popular and market leading brands are Hardy’s, Kumala and Echo Falls. Visit our Echo Falls Instagram pages to see our latest social media campaigns http://instagram.com/echo_falls

About the role – Key Accountabilities
  • Develop and facilitate relevant “in-house” training sessions / programs
  • Assist in the design and deliver learning & development initiatives with supporting materials across all levels of the business
  • Coordinate the development, delivery and evaluation of staff learning and development programs 
  • Assist in collating data for talent and performance calibration sessions
  • Coordinate Accolade Wines training and education assistance and study leave program
  • Support in the management of the annual Training budget
  • Administrate Accolade Wines on-line Learning Management System (LMS) and ensuring systematic capture of corporate training records and data. 
  • Liaise with training providers to ensure correct setup and equipment requirements are provided.
  • Develop and coordinate the corporate induction programs
  • Assist with the development and implementation of organisational development / strategic OD and Business Improvement policy and programs
  • Provide advice and guidance to Managers on the current development needs of individuals and teams and provide advice on appropriate development activities
  • Working with the Head of Talent and Development to support the implementation of global processes to capture talent data
  • Working with the Head of Talent and Development to apply succession planning methodologies, with a focus on critical roles.
  • Implementing appropriate selection techniques for recruitment, with critical roles being the initial focus.
  • Supporting the HR team and leaders across the region to identify learning needs and to agree priorities and plans for implementation
  • Undertake evaluation of post-delivery of learning and development initiatives to ensure we can report on overall effectiveness of programmes
  • Prepare reports on training effectiveness
About you

Essential knowledge and skills are

  • Skilled at developing and delivering training programs and supporting materials
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
  • Strong facilitation techniques 
  • Results oriented and outcomes driven
  • Knowledge in applying effective assessments and methodology to recruit and develop talent
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capability to liaise professionally and negotiate with internal clients and external provider
  • Ability to collaborate with others to achieve agreed results and outcomes
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs 
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Strong coaching and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects 
  • Demonstrated experience in being resilient in the face of pressure


Required experience is

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and evaluating training programs
  • Experience in managing content and administering an online Learning Management System (LMS) 
  • Experience in modular/blended development programmes including online training material


You will have the flexibility to work out of office hours to accommodate the occasional call with our Australian colleagues and have the ability to travel to our Weybridge site if required.

About the offer

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a fantastic range of benefits including private medical cover, retail discounts, First Bus discounts, a staff wine allowance and even a free pass to Bristol Zoo. 

How To Apply


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