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Learning & Development Manager

25hours Hotel Dubai One Central | Trade Centre Street, PO Box 9895 Dubai, UAE


Company Description

At the 25hours Hotel One Central, Bedouin traditions are brought back to life and reinterpreted in a contemporary way. Here our colleagues become storytellers themselves. With a view of the Museum of the Future near the Dubai International Financial Center, everyone will find their way to us. Whether for an ice cream walk or a birthday celebration, we also enjoy spending time together outside of work. We are a colourful, diverse, professional team and love our friendly, informal culture.


Job Description

How does your working day look like …

  • Manage the Hotel's learning and development need analysis, through brainstorming sessions with various departments and the analysis of employee requests and guest feedback, in order to ensure the development of a comprehensive and fit-for-purpose L&D plan.
  • Manage the development and implementation of an integrated Hotel learning and development plan in order to prioritize critical areas and equip employees with the skill-sets required to meet current and future business objectives.
  • Recommend the nature, frequency and purpose of key L&D initiatives offered, both in-house and outsourced, in line with the operations' strategy, and ensure that all opportunities are leveraged to maximize learning whilst optimizing incurred costs.
  • Supervise the development and implementation of the Hotel's talent management process, including performance management and colleague mobility, to enable the Hotel to optimize its use of talent and foster an achievement culture.
  • Review nominations received from the various Hotel departments and review them and shortlist/ recommend participants in order to verify that the selected L&D service selected suits colleagues' job and training history.
  • Manage the development of out of the box training in line with the brand and update of training materials, such as course objectives, charts, user guides etc., in order to ensure that they convey training content in a compelling, accurate and trainee-friendly manner.
  • Manage the implementation of the succession planning process for key roles within the Hotel, by identifying mission-critical roles and potential successors, to build a strong succession pipeline for the Hotel's future. 
  • Manage the selection and assessment of external service providers and the monitoring of their service delivery in order to secure highly qualified technical expertise to support the Hotel's L&D agenda.
  • Manage the definition of L&D feedback mechanisms and the collation of feedback on the Hotel's L&D services in order capitalize on strengths and address areas of improvement in a pro-active manner.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the Learning & Development department providing guidance, encouraging teamwork and facilitating related professional work processes in order to achieve high performance standards and liaise with internal and external parties at the appropriate levels to ensure smooth flow of operations.
  • Recommend some improvements to departmental policy, implement approved departmental policies, processes and procedures, and provide instructions to subordinates and monitor their adherence so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner while delivering a quality service to guests and maintaining standards of excellence.
  • Lead, develop and inspire the Learning & Development team.



Your personality counts more than your CV …

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, Hospitality Management or equivalent from an accredited and renowned University.
  • At least 5 years of L&D experience, preferably with an international hospitality company or a recognized blue-chip organization.
  • Strong knowledge of key HR frameworks, with a focus on training and talent management.
  • Strong understanding of core hotel operations and of the luxury hospitality industry.
  • Strong presentation, relationships management, and teamwork skills.
  • Outstanding inter-personal skills and an ability to connect with people at all levels to drive successful relationships.

Additional Information

What’s in it for you …

  • Get to know all the other 25hours hotels and stay ten nights a year for free as an employee!
  • Take advantage of being part of Ennismore and get generous discounts when visiting our bars and restaurants as well as booking hotel rooms all over the world
  • Benefit from great offers from our numerous cooperation partners
  • Be part of our hilarious staff parties and much more...
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