Organisational Change and Development Practitioner

Glasgow City or Dalkeith, Edinburgh
£33,721 - £38,928 per annum
04 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member, Non CIPD member

The Scottish Qualifications Authority is Scotland’s national awarding and accreditation body.  We are trusted to oversee thousands of qualifications that are available in schools, colleges and workplaces, not just in this country, but around the world.

The OD and Change (OD&C) Management team at SQA is undergoing a period of growth to support the delivery of strategic change with a particular emphasis on developing the change agility of the organisation’s people and processes. We are therefore looking to recruit high caliber talented individuals to join the team and support our transformation.

Two new positions have been created as Organisational Change and Development Practitioners to help shape and deliver the new OD&C strategy by delivering innovative and creative transformational change projects through the application of leading edge change management and training practices.

Successful candidates must be tenacious, comfortable in coaching colleagues of all levels on change management techniques and able to quickly understand the environment in which they are operating.

Candidates must be able to clearly demonstrate their change agility skills and experience, be creative in their approach to delivering what is expected of them, have people at the heart of all that they do and, above all, are demonstrably enthusiastic about change delivery.

In order to do this you must be able to demonstrate experience in the following specific duties:

  • Creating change management strategies and plans
  • Designing and delivering change management training interventions
  • Managing a portfolio of change projects in a complex, regulated multi-site environment
  • Contributing to strategy development



Additionally you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Application of change management tools and techniques
  • Project management
  • Excellent communication skills involving presenting, influencing, facilitation, coaching and report writing

Developing organisational change management capability and agility

Post-holders need to be educated to degree level SCQF 9 with a professional qualification in change management eg PROSCI or be able to demonstrate direct relevant experience at a senior level.

These opportunities are new positions in the OD&C team, so the ability to build and develop these positions from scratch means we aren’t looking for run of the mill individuals but rather those with passion and direction which will be assessed as part of the rigorous selection process which will include presentations, assessments and an in-depth interview to assess your suitability for the demands of what we’re looking for.

This selection process will require around 3 hours of your time and is expected to be held week commencing 30th October 2017.

If you think you have what it takes, then submit your application demonstrating how you stand out from the crowd. Please visit for more information and to complete an application form.

For informal enquiries, please contact Vicki Fleming, HR Advisor, at

SQA welcomes applications from every section of the community.  SQA has a Gaelic Language Plan and is committed to its purpose. Tha Plana Gàidhlig aig SQA agus tha sinn a' creidsinn gu h-àrachdach agus na h-amasan a tha air cur a-mach sa Phlana Nàiseanta don Ghàidhlig.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themself to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.

SQA are also happy to talk flexible working.