Organisational Development Manager

Newport, Shropshire
£33,518 - £37,706 per annum (pay award pending)
01 Jun 2018
15 Jun 2018
Specialist Area
Learning and Development
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time


Organisational Development Manager

Permanent and Full-Time

£33,518 - £37,706 (pay award pending)

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a challenging and diverse role in a highly regarded Higher Education Institution.  Harper Adams University specialises in teaching, research and knowledge transfer in the agricultural, food, land-based and environmental disciplines and is host to over a fifth of the UK’s undergraduate agricultural students. It has an outstanding record of achievement in teaching quality, graduate employability and in the National Student Survey and a reputation for delivering teaching, applied research and knowledge exchange that is directly relevant to industry.  The University is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables.  Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

The role of Organisational Development Manager will play a key role in the implementation of the University’s Human Resources Strategy, through the provision of a comprehensive organisational development service.  The post holder will take a lead role in ensuring that a range of organisational development, particularly leadership and management initiatives are in place across the University.  Responsibility will be held for designing and embedding performance management initiatives across the University, working closely with managers at all levels to ensure a high performing organisation.  The post holder will be key in working as a project member on iTrent system development, particularly to design and roll out a learning and development module.  The role will also involve project work, including a review and redesign of the University’s current induction and wellbeing programmes. 

Reporting to the Head of Human Resources, the Organisational Development Manager will need to work effectively with managers and staff of the University.  We are looking for a responsive and committed professional with a proven track record in the delivery of an effective organisational development agenda.

Applications should be submitted no later than noon on Friday 15th June 2018.  Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 26th June 2018.

Should applicants wish to discuss the position prior to submitting an application, they are advised to contact Dawn Crowther, Head of HR at or 01952 815315.

Application Procedure

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All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at

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