Leadership Development Manager

The company:

Williams’ core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977 and is now moving into an exciting era under new ownership defined by relentless innovation and living sustainable performance in every dimension.

We are looking for a Leadership Development Manager who will work closely with the wider HR team and senior leadership team to provide strategic direction on talent and leadership development. A thought leader on leadership and management development who stays up to date with industry trends and can bring new and exciting ideas that challenge the current way we provide learning solutions.

This role will have scope to work across the full life cycle of learning. From the analysis, introduction, design to delivery and evaluation. 

As the Leadership Development Manager, you will:

  • Scope, design and delivery of content-rich leadership and talent initiatives that drive impactful change.

  • Partner with stakeholders from across the business to identify training needs on an organisational, functional, and individual level.

  • Produce blended L&D initiatives to implement business wide whilst ensuring cost efficiency throughout.

  • Evaluate and report on impact of training programmes, using findings to continuously improve the programmes output.

  • Curation and management of the internal digital learning platform including promotion and usage.

  • Provide coaching support to leaders across the business.

  • Identifying, selecting, and managing external training and accreditation bodies, agencies, and providers necessary to deliver required training to a high standard.

  • Implement and monitor the companywide mentorship programme.

  • Support employees to become continuous learners to allow individuals to own their own development.


  • Experience in Leadership Development role with a strong track record of programme ownership.

  • Previous experience designing and delivering training to a high standard.

  • Experience working with learning providers to develop a blended approach to learning as well creating and delivering your own content.

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills with the ability to engage and inspire learners.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and priorities, whilst working with ambiguity and tight deadlines.

  • Strong facilitation skills which encourage participation and appropriate challenge of participants.

  • Previous experience of the use of psychometric tools in a development setting.

  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to manage and meet internal customer needs and expectations.

All applications must be received before 8th December to be considered.

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in multi acre complex located in Grove, Oxfordshire. The Williams Group offers a competitive holiday package, staff events/open days, a subsidised restaurant on site and various car schemes. We have an on-site gym (open 24 hours a day) as well as various fitness classes including outdoors bootcamps, pilates and yoga free for all staff and contractors to use. Aside from these benefits we can offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a based just 30 mins from Oxford City Centre by bus.

Williams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments

Williams Racing