Strategic Learning & Development Manager (ALPMA)

Closing Date

28 June 2024


Strategic Learning & Development Manager



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Association Learning & Development Manager (WFH)

The Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) is the peak body representing law firm managers and leaders by providing an authoritative voice on issues relevant to legal practice management. ALPMA offers a comprehensive Learning and Development program that supports the ongoing professional and personal development needs of law firm employees focusing on professional business executives across Australia and New Zealand.

About the Role

We are seeking a highly motivated and strategic Learning & Development (L&D) Manager to design, plan, and lead our annual L&D program. In this role, you will play a crucial part in shaping the educational landscape of our association, ensuring our members have access to quality learning experiences that drive professional growth and organisational success.

About the Person

The role will suit a suitably qualified collaborative people person with a good understanding of the legal sector and the demands on practice managers and leaders of professional firms. It will appeal to a self-motivated, organised, customer service oriented person looking for a flexible part-time position. This role will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to work with a dynamic international team, an engaged Board and a passionate member/volunteer base. This position will liaise with volunteers, members and other stakeholders across Australasia.

The role will work closely with two other L&D team members to deliver our online and in-person events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive annual L&D strategy aligned with the association’s goals and objectives.
  • Design innovative and engaging learning programs, workshops, and seminars tailored to the needs of our diverse membership base.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts (including members) to create relevant and high-quality content.
  • Implement effective assessment and evaluation methods to measure the impact of L&D initiatives.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices to ensure our programs remain cutting-edge and effective.
  • Manage the L&D budget and resources efficiently.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and professional development within the association.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience within or knowledge of the challenges faced by legal practice management professionals across Australasia.
  • Qualifications or experience in educational design.
  • Strong knowledge of adult learning principles and instructional design methodologies.
  • Previous experience delivering CPD compliant content.
  • Proven online event management, marketing and administrative experience.
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems and tools (e.g. Moodle).
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Highly organised and independent worker with ability to multi-task and prioritise work.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and written skills.
  • Ability to develop rapport with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated, takes responsibility and demonstrates a high level of initiative.
  • Strong attention to detail.


15-20 hrs per week (0.4-0.5FTE)
Flexible working arrangements
Work from home with equipment and operating systems supplied

As ALPMA operates in a completely virtual environment we can be flexible with your primary location around Australia or New Zealand.

To apply
For a full job description or to discuss further please contact Emma Elliott, ALPMA CEO by email or by phone +61 3 8644 7055.

Applications are to be submitted by COB Friday, 28 June 2024 by email to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your consideration of this opportunity.


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