Salary: £52,618.27 to £58,261 (including local weighting)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed-term until 31 March 2022
As the Organisational Development (OD) Manager, you will support the Head of HR and OD to implement the stability of workforce transformation workstream. You will also drive and embed the implementation of Slough Children First’s workforce strategy by leading on the delivery of OD initiatives and interventions, reviewing and assessing current approaches and providing forward thinking, proactive solutions alternative delivery methods.
You will work closely with senior managers to manage cultural and operational change, implement new ways of working and ensure the workforce has the skills and capacity to meet current and emerging organisational needs.
You will prioritise diversity and inclusion in all areas of work, managing specific OD projects to enable this to happen.
You will support the drive to make Slough Children First a place where people are proud to work for and can see a career pathway for themselves.
You will take a leading role in promoting, delivering and embracing the company’s values – Child focused, Honest and respectful, Improving constantly, Looking ahead and Delivering together – to your team and peers to help deliver our vision of making our children safe, secure and successful.
- Review current systems and processes to ensure they are fit for purpose, meet business needs, and support the vision of Slough Children First becoming an employer of choice
- Support the implementation and delivery of OD related projects and activities relating to the stability of workforce work stream and the implementation of the workforce strategy to ensure the company has the right approach, people, knowledge and skills
- Work in partnership with managers across Slough Children First to develop and align OD pathways and frameworks to meet the needs of service and the company overall, and drive leadership and organisational capabilities
- Lead the creation of career pathways for all staff in Slough Children First to aid progression, professional growth and support succession planning
- Review our pay and benefits approach to support the recruitment and retention of staff and implement the outcome of this review
- Create and drive talent development initiatives which support a high performing organisational culture and the retention of staff
- Assess the current culture and provide alternative delivery methods to support continued professional development and a self directed approach to learning
- Review the current training and development offer, working in partnership with staff and managers across Slough Children First to ensure it is effective in attracting and retaining talent within the business and responding to business needs
- Support / lead on employee engagement and employee experiences
- Proactively identify and act upon factors which impact on culture and engagement to promote a high performing organisational and optimal performance
- Review and asses all initiatives to recruit and retain permanent staff, providing pro active, solution focused resolutions to any areas requiring development
- Ensure the future success of OD activities in Slough by implementing processes which can effectively function in the future.
Education, Training & Experience
- Degree level qualification. CIPD or equivalent relevant qualification (Essential)
- Membership of the CIPD (Desirable)
- Practical HR project experience which has included OD projects (Essential)
- Experience of working in Children’s Services (Desirable)
- Project Management qualification (Desirable)
General & Specific Knowledge
- Experience and knowledge of organisational development, employee relations, HR processes and change management (Essential)
- Proven experience in the design and facilitation of OD related projects and programmes (Essential)
- Experience of designing and successfully implementing interventions to support employee engagement and change (Essential)
- Experience of developing and implementing impactful diversity and inclusion solutions to drive greater workforce diversity and inclusion (Essential)
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to a range of audiences and personalities presenting own analysis of information and plans in a clear and concise way (Essential)
- Excellent facilitation and presentation skills (Essential)
- Extensive negotiating and influencing skills developed from working with people at all levels in organisations (Essential)
- Strong relationship management skills with the ability to motivate and lead people not directly line managing (Essential)
- Possesses good decision making skills with the ability to problem solve, think both operationally and strategically and execute plans (Essential)
- Possess a strong work ethic and initiative, with the ability to manage and prioritise own workload independently using excellent organisational and project management skills (Essential)
- Understands and demonstrates commitment to human rights, equality, diversity and inclusion and their practical application (Essential)
- Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office packages (Essential)
- Experience in project management (Essential)
- Experience of using electronic HR programmes (Desirable)
- Current UK driving license and access to a vehicle (Desirable)
If you would like to apply for this post, please use the application form to submit your CV and apply online. Once submitted we will be in touch shortly to discuss your application. if you have any questions, please email email@example.com. The deadline for submitted applications is 5pm on Monday 31 May.