Head of Learning & Development

  • Expanding family business, Peak District, Derbyshire
  • Commuting distance of Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield
  • Rare opportunity to join a successful international fashion company
  • Part time/Full time

Play a pivotal role in setting the highest standards of performance at David Nieper.  Share our passion for making this a great place to work and use your experience of training in a commercial setting to manage and co-ordinate the Learning & Development activity across all areas of our international fashion business.  This opportunity would suit an accomplished and inspiring L&D Specialist with a proven track record and passion for maximising the potential of every person within the business.  Enjoy working with Production, Engineering, Warehouse, Marketing, Customer Service and Design teams to promote continuous learning and improvement.

Put your coaching ability to good use designing, presenting and evaluating learning activities.  The ability to deliver apprenticeship programmes is essential, as well as experience of leadership and skill level development.  This is an interesting and varied job that would suit someone with a high standard of written and verbal communication skills, who is willing, enthusiastic and highly adaptable. You will probably be educated to degree level or equivalent and be CIPD qualified.

This role is mainly based at our offices and design studios in Alfreton, on the edge of the Peak District, in Derbyshire.  Ideally it is full time working, but part time could be an option for a highly qualified applicant.  The pay is competitive and the business is well established, highly successful and expanding rapidly.

Most importantly, enjoy working alongside some to the nicest people that you’re ever likely to meet!

David Nieper design and manufacture ladies fashion, including nightwear, daywear and knitwear – all Made in Britain.  Based in Alfreton, Derbyshire, the company is a well established family business, with a sound reputation for producing well made clothes, in beautiful fabrics, that fit perfectly. The company employees 300 people and specialises in mail order and online selling, direct to customers throughout the UK and worldwide.  All key functions are carried out in-house, including design, production, marketing, IT, HR, customer service and printing. The Nieper family appreciate that talented, highly expert people have been central to the success of the business in the past and are critical to its continued growth in the future.  We welcome applications from enthusiastic people with proven ability, a willing approach and commitment to excellence.


  • PAY – Competitive remuneration
  • SECURITY – This is a permanent post in a long established, thriving family business
  • ENVIRONMENT – Friendly working environment, enjoy being part of a small team.
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT – We want you to excel, doing work you enjoy, so you will receive leadership development & support
  • Sunday Times – 100 Best Companies to Work For accredited
  • Make UK Manufacturer of the Year

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