OD Consultants

£47,845 - £51,814
22 Dec 2020
22 Jan 2021
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member, Non CIPD member

Location: Stafford with flexibility (currently home working)

Salary: £47,845 - £51,814

Contract type: 1 x Permanent 1 x 12 months Fixed Term

Who you’ll be

We’re ambitious, empowering and courageous here at Staffordshire County Council – and we’re looking for someone who shares those values, to become our new Organisational Development Consultant. You’ll be:

  • Ambitious in your vision to lead programmes that create positive cultural change
  • Empowering to those around you, helping to embed equality and build on our strengths as a team
  • Courageous in your behaviour, embodying the change you want to see and acting as a role model in lifelong learning, collaboration, equality and inclusion, and ethical leadership

If you’re someone driven to make an impact, inspiring others to join you along the way, then this is the role for you. Take pride – and take us forward.

What you’ll do

1. Create cultural change

Leading, designing, delivering and commissioning a range of organisational development programmes, you’ll help ensure the success of Staffordshire County Council’s new people strategy. Whether it’s helping teams become more agile and work digitally; driving equality, diversity and inclusion; or engaging employees in working together towards business priorities, you’ll be at the heart of it all. You’ll build relationships, consult with stakeholders, and challenge where you need to, to push for change.

It’s not about enforcing our strategy on the team though; it’s about working with our people and bringing everyone on the journey. We’ll look to you for programmes that create a culture of mentoring and coaching: an organisation where everyone supports one another’s learning. Rather than delivering change on your own, you’ll create an environment of continuous, self-directed professional development. Encouraging us all to keep learning every day, you’ll help our colleagues bring about transformation for themselves, on everything from financial management to people management; climate change to health and safety.

2. Boost organisational capability

Thanks to you, we’ll grow stronger as a team every day. Partly, that’ll be down to your efficient management and drive for improvement. You’ll always be looking to build on your work, ensuring we deliver our projects and strategic work on time and on budget. From people data analysis to cultural surveys, you’ll finetune programmes, find room for improvement, and report back to the wider team. You’ll even spot cost-effective opportunities for new initiatives and develop the business case for how to strengthen our capabilities further.

At the same time, you’ll also be looking ahead to what’s on the horizon. Where there are future regulations or changes that could impact us, you’ll be one step ahead. You’ll be well-versed when it comes to best practice beyond our organisation. And best of all, you’ll share that knowledge with the team to help deliver the best possible service. Whether you’re working with L&D colleagues to identify how to improve our offering or sharing knowledge on the best new D&I approaches, you’ll always support the team in every way you can.

3. Provide an accountable service

As a Council, we need to provide an accountable, responsible service that works with and builds the trust of people across Staffordshire. You’ll work with colleagues across the organisation to ensure that happens, with programmes that coach our leaders in ethical decision-making and in building trust and cohesion.

Ultimately though, we can only encourage accountability if we’re accountable ourselves. That’s why you’ll embody our values in everything you do across the organisation. Always striving for ethical leadership and adhering to professional principles, you’ll be a role model of what you want to achieve. Leading through example, you’ll be a life-long learner, staying up to date in your CIPD registration and always looking for new ways to learn – both from your colleagues and from wider industry. And, you’ll share that new learning widely too, for everyone’s benefit.

What you’ll need

To apply for this role, you’ll need to have:

  • Chartered Membership of the CIPD or an equivalent professional body
  • Relevant degree level qualification or equivalent
  • Depth of experience in leading and delivering both organisational development and workforce planning
  • Practical knowledge of leadership and competency development
  • Experience of leading complex corporate projects and managing stakeholders

How we’ll support you

As well as providing you with inspiring leadership and an environment where you can take pride in what you do, you’ll also benefit from:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

To find out more about us and working at Staffordshire County Council in the People Team please visit our website here.

Closing date for applications: 19 January 2021

Recruitment process

  • 1st stage interview – from week beginning 25/01/21
  • 2nd stage interview – from week beginning 01/02/21

Each stage will be conducted via MS Teams virtually and we’ll fully explain each stage as you progress to ensure you understand how you are being assessed and how you can prepare.

Additional requirements /adjustments?

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process or feel you need to find out more about this role to be able to apply please do get in touch at laura.chetta@staffordshire.gov.uk and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible from the 4 Jan 2021.

How do I apply?

To apply for this role just click on the ‘Apply’ button.

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