L&D Business Partner


From 1st November 2021, we began a trial of a four-day working week (34 hours), with no impact on salary

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in the UK ⚠️

We’re Atom…

The bank that’s leading the fintech charge!

We’re not like the rest. We’re true innovators, and we’re redefining what a bank should be. Ours is a bank for today and the future, a mobile-first bank. Forget the stuffy branches, with Atom you can bank whenever, wherever, faster, and simpler.

Could you be the next innovator to join us?

What’s it all about?

Experience means everything to us at Atom. The People Experience team at Atom work hard to ensure that our past, present, and potential employees have an inspiring and memorable experience. The People Experience team consists of Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition, People Business Partners, and People Operations. Together they design, develop, and deliver an employee journey that drives high performance and represents Atom and its strong values throughout.

As the L&D Business Partner, you’ll be tasked with understanding the needs of the business to enable you to drive learning in core business skills at Atom as well as our compliance knowledge to ensure our people are high performing and provide successful learning outcomes through strong people engagement. Day to day, this role will involve engaging with a wide array of stakeholders, including within the People Experience team, to continuously create and provide learning experiences which challenge and support our people and their development.

You’ll design, develop and deliver an annual programme of learning and development activities, host learning communities and talent management initiatives. You’ll also manage Atom’s professional Qualification and Apprenticeship programmes.

This role requires a minimum of 2 days per week on-site in our Durham office.

What will your ‘typical’ day look like…

  • Work with stakeholders across the business to ensure trends, short and long-term development and communication needs are identified and included in the learning agenda
  • Manage and embed the Atom Academy to design and deliver learning solutions, predominantly using SME software knowledge - to maximise in-house creation, utilising expert third parties where necessary
  • Ensure learning communications use a wide range of creative digital and blended learning interventions and approaches
  • Create evaluation methods, acting on all feedback with a continued focus on improvement
  • Effective management of the LMS systems in designing, delivering and record-keeping of all learning interventions and third-party suppliers
  • Ensure accuracy and maintenance of all learning records for all employees including Senior Manager Regime and Certification Regime populations
  • Ensure career pathways are developed across all disciplines in Atom
  • Map and manage talent data/information to create learning journeys and drive high performance

What do we need from you?

  • Demonstrable stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence and collaborate at all levels in an organisation
  • Experience in training needs analysis, design and delivery skills, including e-Learning for delivery via a virtual learning environment
  • Knowledge of learning technologies and latest trends
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills with the ability to engage effectively and confidently with a wide range of people
  • Experience of producing creative learning solutions using a combination of software applications, such as audio/video editing, assessment and grading, and video conferencing
  • Ability to manage large groups of people of all levels, knowledge, and backgrounds
  • Knowledge of learning styles and preferences & training evaluation methodology

What you’ll get from us:

  • Flexible hybrid & remote working
  • 4-day work week
  • Annual Share Option scheme – company performance related
  • Incredibly generous company pension scheme (maximum of 13% of Atom input – candidate can put in more)
  • ‘All About Me’ fund: £200 per year to spend on personal development
  • 22.5 days holiday plus public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance for you and full family
  • Health Cash Plan – expenses paid on Optical/Dental/other appointments/treatments
  • Life Insurance – 4 times annual salary
  • Critical illness cover – 1 x lump sum annual salary
  • Cycle to work Scheme.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have the legal right to work in the UK to apply for this role as Atom is unable to support Visa Applications/Sponsorship.

Atom is an equal opportunities employer. We value you as an individual and therefore disregard race, religion/belief, gender, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, age, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership and disability in any hiring decisions we make. Atom will always adhere to the Equality Act 2010.

All roles within Atom must adhere to the Conduct Rules as set out by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

As part of Atom bank’s commitment to the FCA’s Consumer Duty, Atom will, take all reasonable steps to avoid causing foreseeable harm to customers, take all reasonable steps to enable customers to pursue their financial objectives and act in good faith.


The UK’s first bank built for mobile, that’s taking on the establishment. Mobile only, customer first.

Working Week

From 1st November 2021, we began a trial of a four-day working week (34 hours), with no impact on salary

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 25 days holiday + 8 statutory days (rising by half a day with every year in the company)

  • 33 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 85 days off per year

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dentalcare

Our Team

We're a team of 470 across 16 departments:

  • engineering
  • business development
  • support
  • data science
  • finance
  • operations
  • +10 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Learning Technologies
  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Creative Learning Solutions
  • Group Management
  • Learning Styles & Preferences
  • Training Evaluation Methodology

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