How popular are head of L&D roles?
These roles are very popular but also very rare at the moment. Part of the reason for this is the nature of the job – not every organisation will have a head of L&D.
Smaller businesses may instead employ generalists to carry out this work or have L&D specialists at a junior level reporting into a senior HR generalist.
The exception to this is often in banking and professional services – most of these organisations tend to have a Head of L&D.