May 19, 2023

Senior L&D Specialist

  • REA Group
  • Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
Full time

Job Description

  • Experienced L&D specialist role with autonomy to create dynamic learning experiences

  • Be hands on in changing the way our people experience learning, growth and careers 

  • Permanent role based in Melbourne (flexible hybrid working)

We're REA

REA Group  is not your average digital business. From humble beginnings in a garage in Melbourne’s east in 1995, we have grown into a leading global digital business, specialising in property. 
With bold and ambitious goals, we are changing the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help with every step - whether that's finding or financing your next home. 
Our people are the key to our success. At the heart of everything we do, is a thriving culture centred around high performance and care. We are purpose driven and collaborative, which drives innovation and our ability to make a real impact. As such, we’re proud to be named in Australia’s “Top 5” Best Workplaces two  years in a row, as well as being recognised as a Best Workplace for Women.  

Where the team fits in 

Sitting in People & Culture, you’ll be part of the Learning Team within Organisational Development (OD). The OD team lead and drive all aspects of OD strategy, including – engagement & culture, talent & leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion and wellbeing, and learning & development.

The Learning Team’s focus is on building critical capabilities and soft skills across the business to support personal and professional career development for everyone at REA.

What the role is all about 

Day to day, the Senior L&D specialist is responsible for overseeing the enterprise learning offering at REA including:

  • Design, development and facilitation of soft-skills learning

  • Custodianship and facilitation of corporate induction and onboarding experiences

  • Promotion & awareness, driving enrolments, measuring impact & effectiveness of offerings

  • Partnering with internal stakeholders to understand needs and inform learning recommendations

  • Collaborating with external learning partners and providers

  • Working with the Learning & OD coordinator to optimise our integrated learning experiences within the learning management platform

  • Occasional travel interstate to deliver learning experiences to our REA family beyond the Melbourne office. 

Together with the Head of Learning and Development, this role will also have the opportunity to contribute to of strategic learning initiatives relating to building critical skills and enabling career growth and mobility.

Skills and experience you’ll bring

  • Several years’ experience in instructional design & facilitation of soft skills (e.g., feedback, team building, communication, influencing, presenting etc) in both face to face and virtual workshop/webinar formats.

  • Experience partnering with diverse stakeholders (e.g., leaders, HR BPs, OD team) to conduct training needs analysis and inform learning recommendations and solutions.

  • Experience in overseeing the day to day operations of a learning function

We’re looking for someone who

  • Is independent and confident to take the lead and get the work done

  • Knows how to balance being both consultative and decisive

  • Can focus and prioritise effort on the right work for impact

  • Thrives on working in a fast paced and high performance culture


The REA experience 

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.  

We offer:  

  • A hybrid and flexible approach to working -   

  • Flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers  

  • Programs to support mental, emotional, financial and physical health & wellbeing 

  • Our Because We Care program offers employees volunteering leave, community grants, matched payroll giving and our Community Café donates 100% of revenue to charity. 

  • Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life   

  • Performance recognition programs because hard work should never go unnoticed 

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion   

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe teams with diverse ideas and experiences are more creative, more eective and fuel disruptive thinking - be it cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other identity or lived experience. We know diverse teams are critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities. If you've got the skills, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. 

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?