Leading and growing US law firm is looking to recruit a Manager of Professional Development, this is a brand new position in London and the firm. This role will have three main points of responsibility, supporting the Director of Professional Development, the SRA New Continuing Competency Regime and the Trainee Training Program. Duties will include to analyse training needs for London lawyer and trainee population and develop tailored training programmes to match identified needs, including e-learning programmes, support progress of personal developments plans, assess career development needs, and liaise with key Practice Group partners, scrutinise and vet requests from individual lawyers to attend external training courses/conferences and manage budget, deliver or source external providers for local London training initiatives and programmes, build relationships with strong set of external consultants to ensure effective design and delivery, oversee Firm involvement in INN group consortium training programmes in PG areas such as litigation, corporate, employment, tax, develop and establish processes for lawyer mentoring, coaching and sponsorship programmes, design and manage robust evaluation process of Learning & Development (L&D) activities, support and add value to the training initiatives of the Firm’s specialists, create communication plan for implementation of new SRA regime, ensure that Professional Development programmes align with the SRA Competence Statement, ensure that application of Competence Statement to an individual lawyer’s Professional Development plan reflects level of qualification, practice area and role, e.g. management responsibilities, establish structure and processes to support and monitor progress of lawyers. Applicants must have previously be qualified as a lawyer or have experience of working as a Senior Professional Development Specialist/Manager where you have been required to establish learning needs and to scrutinise and advise on most effective solutions, plus be a confident and engaging presenter and facilitator comfortable in delivering programmes to lawyer audiences at all levels, a strong understanding of Learning Management Systems and have experience with assessment centres and psychometric testing.