Organisational Development Lead

£41,881 - £47,710
11 Nov 2020
02 Dec 2020
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Organisational Development Lead, Dorchester

Permanent, 37 hours per week

Salary £41,881 - £47,710

Reference: 61046737


As our Organisational Development Lead you will be in a unique position to establish this new strategic role and be instrumental in shaping our new Organisational Development Service into a successful, valued function within Dorset council. It is a varied role which will provide lots of opportunity to use your extensive experience in areas such as culture change, leadership development, employee engagement and change management in order to support our ambition to be an employer of choice, and a great place to live, work and visit.

What you will be doing

Dorset council has a strong one team ethos, so collaborating with colleagues to achieve the best outcomes for our communities is an essential part of our behaviours and ways of working. As a member of the Organisational Development Leadership Team, you will lead your own team of OD Consultants, whilst working alongside our Learning and Development and Employee Wellbeing Leads, to translate strategy into joined up programmes of work that are aligned with our people strategy and our council plan. 

About you

Our ideal candidate will have considerable experience of working at a strategic level to develop and drive the people agenda, and a track record of developing positive relationships whilst gaining respect and credibility from a wide range of stakeholders. You will be a collaborative and influential leader, with excellent interpersonal skills enabling you to work with people at all levels and build trusting partnerships across the organisation and beyond.

Additional information

As a relatively new unitary authority, Dorset council serves a population of 375,000 residents and has a workforce of 4,500. It is our ambition to create a unitary that is digitally innovative, organisationally entrepreneurial and focused on outcomes and performance, which delivers high quality services at a low cost. We have a strong digital offer and are committed to an agile and flexible approach to working. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we rapidly implemented homeworking for 2500 employees. So, whether you are looking to relocate or not, come and join us and help us shape the future in Dorset.

Closing date: 12 noon, 2nd December 2020

Interview date: 16th December 2020 – interviews to be held remotely via videoconferencing software, Microsoft Teams.

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