Learning Specialist, London

London, United Kingdom


This is a rare opportunity to join a phenomenal team of people in a complex, mission driven company. We are looking for an ambitious person with a passion for enabling exceptional individuals to join our unique people-first business. Our teams purpose is to both cultivate and optimize our exceptional talent and build a values driven, highly effective and healthy organization and culture; an organization where world class research and creativity flourish and doing great work that contributes to our mission, is everyone’s number one focus. This is the dream role for someone who thrives in fast paced, changeable environments and is looking to define their career within a company that could change the world.

The Company

At DeepMind we've created a unique environment for long-term ambitious research to flourish in. Our world-class interdisciplinary team combines the best techniques from deep learning, reinforcement learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms. We have already made a number of high profile breakthroughs towards general AI and we now have all the ingredients in place to make further significant progress over the coming years.

About You

  • You have experience operating as a learning and development professional, preferably some of which was in a small but fast growing business
  • You are extremely organised, used to working at a very fast pace and juggling many different tasks and projects, whilst at the same time ensuring impeccable attention to detail. You’re proactive and see what needs to be done
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and enjoy changeable environments where you can implement creative and innovative ideas.
  • You are able to act with confidence in a high performance culture, instilling trust in everyone you interact with, delivering well thought through solutions.
  • You can turn your hand to most things and if you don’t know the answer you are tenacious in finding out
  • You have a natural ability to build relationships with people, you put them at ease and create understanding. You enjoy spending time with people and have a strong sense of empathy
  • You are an effective advisor and coach, you enjoy working closely with teams to develop their skills and enhance team performance
  • You are resourceful and enjoy managing your own work and projects, carefully balance priorities and meeting deadlines. You enjoy operating independently but love being part of a highly supportive and collaborative team. You share information and understand that succeed or fail, we do so as a team
  • You instinctively act with absolute discretion and diplomacy, and apply sound judgement in responding to circumstances.
  • You enjoy variety and have a get stuck in mentality - no task is too big or too small.
  • You are self-aware, self-resilient and self-disciplined. You take responsibility for your own behaviour and actions.
  • You are looking for the career defining role and are ready to commit to this long term mission

The Role

You’ll join the People & Culture team, providing Learning support to the business. You’ll be mentored and managed by a Learning Partner and can expect to work collaboratively with all operational teams.

No two days are the same and you should expect to work within a degree of ambiguity as we continually adapt to a growing and evolving business. The team are growing and learning together, adapting and flexing to the needs of the business and people.

There is significant scope for this role to grow over time, provided you are prepared to work hard and make the most of a fantastic opportunity. As such you’ll need to confidently take ownership of your role and your own personal development. Of course, you’ll be supported along the way by a collaborative and extremely helpful team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Build an understanding of the work of the Learning Partners in order to support them with content creation and the successful delivery of learning programmes.
  • Work closely with ‘the organisation’ and key individuals throughout to run bespoke learning, development and education programmes in parallel with DeepMind’s growth, core mission and unique culture.  
  • Through the lens of learning, development and education, work closely with key individuals and teams across the organisation to ensure a truly people-first and people-centric approach.
  • Develop a deep understanding of DeepMind; enabling you to advise on content, practices and programmes that truly meet the needs of the groups, teams and individuals you are supporting and that drive the growth and success of this unique organization.
  • Work closely with the People and Culture Partners, Programme Managers and other key managers and leaders, creating a strong feedback loop to inform the development of future programmes in line with the evolving needs within DeepMind.   
  • Build strong working relationships with our existing external partners, whilst identifying high calibre external partners to support and scale the Learning, Development and Education strategy.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the wider organisation on learning and development requirements, opportunities and solutions.
  • Provide proactive solutions to scale our learning programs and operations during fast paced growth
  • Working closely with the People and Culture coordinators to: keep systems and trackers updated, run reports, schedule meetings & learning sessions and supporting with events as required.
  • Work with the Learning Partners to develop and manage the marketing and communications of our learning programmes to the business.
  • Supporting with ad hoc projects and proactively suggesting ideas for continuous improvement to the Learning, Development and Education offering.

If you’d like to join us please tell us a bit about yourself and the role you’re looking for. We’d love to hear what made you apply for this role.

DeepMind welcomes applications from all sections of society. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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