Organisational Development Practitioner

£32,234 - £34,728 per annum
17 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
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Organisation Development Practitioner

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728 per annum

37 hours fixed term for 18 months


About the Team

The Organisational Development Team is a highly engaged and supportive team based in the Resources Group of Warwickshire County Council (WCC). The team play a key role in supporting the organisation to create the right environment and culture to enable our people to be the best they can be. We design and implement a range of programmes and solutions that enables the delivery of our People Strategy, foster a high-performance, and improve services to our customers through our workforce. 


Some of the key programmes of work that we are currently involved in are:

  • Performance; including Appraisals and 1:1s 
  • Coaching and Mentoring  
  • Employee Engagement  
  • Employee Recognition and Benefits 
  • Personalised Team and Individual Development  
  • Leadership 
  • Flexible Working 
  • Talent Management: Attraction, Induction and Exit programmes 

About the Role

An exciting and innovative opportunity has arisen to directly support Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) deliver their People Delivery plan. 

The temporary position will play an active role as part of our Human Resources – People Solutions delivery team working in partnership with Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service to design and deliver focussed activities and solutions that meet our People Plans and their delivery action plan.  

As part of this role, you will:

  • Pro-actively work with all levels of the organisation to co-ordinate and deliver key projects aimed at achieving objectives set out within the People Delivery Plan.
  • Provide co-ordination to all people projects and work with project teams to ensure objectives are achieved
  • Liaise with other Fire and Rescue Services to explore best practise and embed it in Warwickshire’s way of working
  • Providing robust and practical solutions to complex issues across the organisation and the WFRS service

The role requires a curious and innovative thinker who has delivery experience and uses a coaching style to influence culture and behaviour change at all levels. You will need to be adept at networking and building strong working relationships (both internally and externally); be able to positively challenge senior stakeholders and colleagues to do things differently, possess good facilitation skills, and also be solution focussed bringing creativity, innovation and energy to the role.

You will be offered support and opportunities to develop but will need to be proactive and able to work with purpose and energy to ensure the role provides measurable impact across the organisation and specifically to the WFRS programme of work.


Key Requirements

The temporary OD practitioner role is a fixed term position for 18 months and is open to both external applicants and internal applicants that may wish to apply on a secondment basis. (For secondments applicants must seek approval from their current line manager before applying). An understanding of some of the issues facing the Fire and Rescue Service on a national scale is desirable but not essential.

For more information please see the job description and person specification.

Additional Information & How to apply

For further information about the role please contact Joanne Panther, Team Lead -Organisational Development - Tel: 01926 412904

To find out more information about the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service please visit the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue facebook page.


Closing Date: 30th September 2020

Interview Day: Week Commencing 19th October 2020.

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As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification. 

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce and would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, disabled people and people from the LGBT+ Community.