Learning Business Partner - Audit (12 month FTC)

Location: Birmingham, Leeds & Other locations

Capability: KPMG Business Services

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Location: Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Watford

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Experience Level: Manager

Type: Full Time

Service Line: People

Contract type: Fixed term contract

Job description

Learning Business Partner - Audit (12 month FTC)

Base Location: Watford, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds


The KPMG Business Services function is a cornerstone of our UK business. Operating from 20 UK locations and sitting with KPMG Central Services we do work that matters.

Within Central Services we are part of a community of experts across a wide range of critical activities who help grow, run, and protect KPMG in the UK.

From HR and Learning, Finance, Procurement, Facilities and Business Support, through to Risk and Legal, Corporate Affairs, and Sales and Marketing, our approach is focused on driving the improved performance of the firm, which we support with diligence and expertise.

KPMG is one of the world's largest and most respected consultancy businesses, we've supported the UK through times of war and peace, prosperity and recession, political and regulatory upheaval. We've proudly stood beside the institutions and businesses which make the UK what it is.


Why Join KPMG as a Learning Business Partner

KPMG’s culture is built on learning and improving every day – it is one of Our Values.


Learning Partners collaborate across the whole firm, from Consulting/Advisory, to Audit to KPMG Global. We work with our stakeholders to manage and implement learning solutions that directly support the firm’s strategy and your colleagues achieving their career aspirations. The result – amazing people doing meaningful jobs with fascinating clients.


We are the key learning interface between our central learning function and the many specialist areas in Consulting. We experience the full breadth and depth of KPMG’s expertise.


What will you be doing?

Our business partners are the critical two-way link between the business and our Learning and Development teams. As a key member of the team, your role contributes true value to the bottom line and is recognised as essential for short and long-term strategic business planning. Your responsibilities span the employee life cycle inclusive of the talent agenda, so you are a true partner to the Capability-aligned HRD. Collaboration across our operating model is a key feature of how you will deliver impactful results


Reporting to the Senior Learning Business Partner, you will build trusted advisor relationships with senior managers in your business service line. Using your knowledge and experience of the core HR competencies, coupled with your commercial awareness, you will translate your client’s business needs into realistic and achievable plans that reflect the Learning Strategy and deliver impact. It’s a fast paced and changing environment. Working closely with Design and Delivery teams you will ensure the business agenda for technical training remains on track and on budget. You will be a role model for collaboration to those around you; influencing, coaching, motivating and challenging.


  • Understanding and driving implementation of a business-specific learning strategy aligned to business, Talent and Learning CoE strategy.
  • Lead the planning and participation of an annual learning needs analysis in business unit/Capability area, to develop an understanding of the current and future learning needs (including on-going projects, issues, business drivers, etc.), enabling greater clarity around key issues and the development of effective L&D solutions.
  • Bring an expert view of the business and participate in firm-wide learning projects for design and delivery to ensure business solutions are innovative and practical and aligned to business objectives.
  • As an expert, lead on business unit/Capability projects, and represent the business into projects for business-driven technical curriculum, sit in design and delivery project meetings to ensure alignment with client needs.
  • Manage the scheduling and implementation of technical training, working closely with Enablement and KLS
  • Monitor the business case shift from F2F learning for technical training towards a blend of digital/Virtual.
  • Facilitate the implementation of Code of Conduct, risk and compliance learning and awareness across all grades, Sectors and business lines, as needed.
  • Conduct, manage and measure the impact of learning campaigns.


What will you need to do it?


  • Professional training/HR development/education qualifications in relevant subject area.
  • Demonstrable experience at manager level and have a proven track record in core HR competencies and exposure to the associated risks.
  • Adept at communicating, influencing, coaching, educating, challenging and managing senior stakeholders.
  • Strong financial management/commercial acumen.
  • Evidence of CPD and up to date knowledge on learning strategy
  • Ability to understand and develop effective L&D and OD strategies while understanding the implications from a culture, business success and company practice standpoint.
  • The ability to translate client business needs into realistic and achievable plans in collaboration with the learning CoE.
  • The ability to role model collaboration, and consult confidently, effectively and independently with senior levels of the organisation.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to address diverse organisational stakeholders at all levels.


To discuss this or wider Central Services roles with our recruitment team, all you need to do is apply, create a profile, upload your CV and begin to make your mark with KPMG.


Our Locations:


We are open to talk to talent across the country but our core Central Service hubs for this role are:

  • Watford

With 20 sites across the UK, we can potentially facilitate office work, working from home, flexible hours, and part-time options. If you have a need for flexibility, please register and discuss this with our team.


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Why KPMG Business Services at KPMG?

Every day our firm performs better because of how we work together, as one team, each the best at what we do. The difference we make shines through to our people and our clients. We’re KPMG Business Services (KBS). We’re a cross-functional team, bringing together experts across a wide range of critical activities which help to grow, run and protect our business. From HR and Learning, Finance, Procurement, Facilities and Operations, through to Risk and Legal, Corporate Affairs, and Market Development, our approach is focused on driving the improved performance of the firm. We work shoulder to shoulder with our client-facing teams and we focus on delivering our services in ways which help to drive efficiency, improve quality and enhance our firm’s brand and reputation.

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