Head of Organisational Development PO11

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £63,633 - £67,167
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 17/12/2021 at 23:55
Reference: C&D/21/173545

Head of Organisational Development

 Circa £67,000

 (Full time)

Waltham Forest is an ambitious Borough. Driven by the culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.  We are looking for a skilled and experienced Head of Organisational Development to lead the delivery of People Strategy and Programme.

We are a Council bursting with energy and opportunity. Our strong grasp of our finances means that we can invest - in our residents, our place and our people.

We have recently launched our ambitious People Strategy 2021-2025 and are working closely with our staff to help shape the delivery and bring to life our values.

We need to make sure that everything we are doing today supports that vision, and helps our residents and staff succeed in an increasingly uncertain world.

We are looking for an experienced Head of Organisational Development who will lead this exciting change programme, delivering the changes required to maintain the Council as an ‘Employer of Choice’. You will be an expert in organisational development and will have experience of cultural, and behavioural change, as well as developing workforce capability. You will be able to manage a team of Learning & Development specialists to deliver exception learning opportunities for the Council colleagues.

Key skills and experience for the successful candidate are:

  • Ability to work as an effective member of the People & Organisational Development Leadership Team, in shaping and driving forward the People Strategies.
  • Ability to effectively plan and delivery OD activities to support cultural and behavioural change across the Council.
  • Successful record of implementing a range of OD interventions, including management and leadership development.

We offer candidates the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding work environment, with a benefits package which includes 28 - 31 days holiday allowance, flexible working arrangements, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and benefits scheme.

For an informal chat or any further information, please contact Ben Browne (Director of People and Organisational Development) Ben.Browne@walthamforest.gov.uk.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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