International People Development Manager

Job specification
Osborne Clarke International is recruiting for a learning and development specialist to focus on our
programme of International development. This role will report to the Head of People Development (UK)
and key stakeholders across our international business.

About the role
With the full support of the Head of People Development, the International People Development
Manager will be responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of our full programme of International
development initiatives. They will be pivotal in aligning our people development offering to our
international strategy and working with our international practices to understand local and international
development needs. They will work collaboratively with colleagues across our international network to
deliver learning and development interventions that meet both local and international needs.

Tasks and responsibilities
• Be a central and dedicated specialist, managing the full International People Development
offering.
o Acting as a single point of contact for International Managing Partners and local
operational leads/contacts, with support from the wider People Development Team
• Develop a greater and deeper understanding of the OC International development priorities
o Work with local Leadership/L&D/PD/HR leads and contacts – building a centralised
understanding of needs and activity across the international network
o Identifying local development needs and sourcing suitable interventions
• Deliver our annual programme of learning events, identifying opportunities to develop new
methods and to embed learning beyond the event
o Achieve greater consistency in the design and delivery of the events; allowing a build
of skills and behaviours with time
o Work with our Events team to align the approach and logistics of our current events
o Moving beyond an annual events led approach to development and providing additional
development opportunities
• Develop new mindsets and behaviours, particularly in relation to internationalisation,
innovation, our sectors and our 3D strategy
• Embed Diversity and Inclusion as a “red thread” that runs through all International Development
• Provide opportunity for development across our jurisdictions including client secondments and
lawyer exchange
• Scope and deliver international Partner development initiatives
• Leverage OC’s relationships with external networks and embed learning and practices
accordingly
• Work with Head of PD to drive and lead an International People Development Working group

Core skills, qualifications and competencies
• Proven expertise as a L&D professional who challenges the norm
• Experience of introducing and implementing different learning methods or approaches
• Experience of operating at a senior level within Learning and Development
• Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget
• Comfortable delivering learning in a variety of settings i.e. structured programmes, virtual
events, team days and workshops
• A clear, concise communicator who builds credibility quickly
• Experience of working within an international business; professional services and/or partnership
structures desirable
• This role will require collaboration, creativity, commitment to seeing things through and a drive
to make a difference.

We are a supportive team and you will be become an integral part of the People Development and
wider HR function, benefitting from 1:1 management and support, exposure to the team and our
respective expertise as well as insight in to the firm, our culture and development initiatives.
You will have access to Senior Leaders and Managers throughout our international business and
will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise across the international network.