Head of Organisational Development

Staffordshire University
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
£51,799 to £60,022 per annum
08 Oct 2021
17 Oct 2021
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Human Resources & Organisational Dev't


Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence in Stafford and Shrewsbury and a new, cutting-edge Digital Institute in London. We recently entered THE World University rankings for the first time, secured TEF Gold, and climbed in all the league tables.  This opportunity comes as the University develops its 2030 Strategy which includes an ambitious People Strategy focused on building our next generation workforce, work environment and talent.  

About the role 

It's an exciting time to join us within the HR&OD. We’re currently embarking on a major programme of work designed to strengthen and develop our culture by harnessing the insight and lived experience of everyone, and this role will play a key part in helping to make this happen.   Your knowledge and understanding of OD processes and interventions will help us further develop and embed cultural and behavioural change and support the improvement of employee engagement.   Working closely with members of the HR team, your expertise in the management and development of career frameworks, workforce development, talent and succession planning will help us to create, deliver and evaluate learning strategies and development interventions designed to build high performance.    

Sector experience is not essential.  If you’ve previous experience of Organisational Development delivering proven business benefits in a complex organisation, whether as a stand-alone practitioner or manager, and have an up to date knowledge and understanding of organisational design techniques and approaches, we’d love to hear from you.  

Applications for the role should be made by sending your CV to our retained consultant Basil leRoux at Berwick Partners - basil.leroux@berwickpartners.co.uk

Should you wish to have an initial confidential discussion before applying, please call him on 07771 516967.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

 We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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