Learning and development specialist (Manchester)

Job description

AMICULUM (www.amiculum.biz) is a leading independent global healthcare communications and consulting business, with teams based in New Zealand, China, Singapore, UAE, Switzerland, UK and USA. It comprises an integrated cluster of branded agencies and specialisms, encompassing medical communications, healthcare learning, clinical and commercial consultancy, market access, rare diseases, genomic medicine, digital engagement and advocacy.

Following the successful launch and implementation of our business-wide learning and development initiative, the AMICULUM Curriculum, we are looking for an experienced learning and development specialist to help manage and grow the programme. Curriculum offers a space for experts across our agencies and specialisms to share their collective knowledge, experience and skills. It provides a rich, 'real-world' learning environment with credible and relevant resources. As well as offering formal training courses for the development of specific roles, Curriculum recognizes the importance of informal learning in the learning journey and integrates opportunities/channels for this.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the development of training for inexperienced team members, as well as promoting the continuing professional development for more experienced colleagues who can contribute as coaches and specialists. The programme will cover a broad range of topics from technical subjects to management and leadership.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ongoing review and development of an entry scheme and global learning programme for both graduate/postgraduate and existing colleagues, across a broad range of topics
  • Continuous professional development support for more experienced team members (both as students and trainers/subject matter experts)
  • Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with global teams
  • Working with senior members of agency and service teams to identify learning needs and define appropriate content for the programme
  • Working closely with relevant team members to create appropriate content for the programme
  • The provision of innovative learning ideas delivered through a mix of traditional and digital channels
  • Proactively supporting all teams to create practical and innovative training solutions


Candidates for this role will have:

  • A deep understanding of online and workplace learning (knowledge of learning theories, learning design and curriculum planning)
  • Familiarity with relevant course delivery platforms, including proficiency in off-the-shelf authoring tools (eg Articulate) and experience of working with Learning Management Systems
  • Experience gained in medical education/healthcare learning (eg within the pharmaceutical industry, academia or the NHS)
  • An understanding of drug development and the global pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability both to create a strategy and deliver a coordinated programme of activities
  • Strong writing skills: prior experience writing effective copy, instructional and narrative text
  • A proven ability to manage projects

In return, we offer a great working environment and a competitive salary, dependent on experience and qualifications. Our benefits are excellent and include a personal performance-related bonus, a global profit-sharing bonus, pension scheme, life and income protection insurance, and 25 days’ annual leave plus public holidays.

If you believe you are suited to this role, we are eager to hear from you. 

To apply, please send us your CV along with a covering letter.