Michael Page Human Resources

Interim Head of Organisation Development and Learning

Surrey, England
Additional Benefits
26 Feb 2021
26 Mar 2021
JN -022021-2171800
William Grimwade
Contract Type
Full Time

The Interim Head of Organisation Development and Learning will need to work very closely with the wider business to develop and implement strategy around OD and Learning.

Client Details

The client is one of the best known, global charities. With their head office in Surrey, they offer an excellent working environment and the opportunity to work in a business that really makes a big difference.


  • Create the roadmap for Learning and Development for the UK in the context of the business' network vision and mission and the UK strategic plan
  • Design, implement and embed the UK's OD and learning strategy within the global goals to ensuring that policies and procedures are in place
  • Lead on the global values roll out and implementation for the UK, creating a 'values in action' behavioural framework
  • Design and deliver a suite of learning and training and development workshops, including modular Management Development Programme
  • Conduct training needs analysis and meet organisational requirements by scheduling workshops and other learning interventions, liaising with third party suppliers to outsource some activities where require
  • Ensure training and development activity is delivered on budget by managing the training budget and providing timely information to the budget holder ( Executive Director of HR).
  • Review and improve the on-boarding process
  • Supporting the HR Business Partners with creating a coaching and mentoring culture across the organisation
  • Liaise with International colleagues to promote the e-learning campus
  • Evaluate learning activity to ensure learning is embedded and return on investment is quantified where possible


The sucsesful Interim Head of Organisation Development and Learning will need:

  • Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills - impactful
  • Adaptability - able to think, create, deliver and review - in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Skills in enabling cultural change at pace, ideally in both commercial and not for profit environments
  • The ability to think and work independently supporting the P&C team and the organisation to be the best they can be
  • Be able to shape, co-design and potentially deliver - with external partners as required - a suite of learning and development programmes
  • Skills in building impactful relationships and trust; approachability and gravitas
  • A coaching approach: knowledge transfer is key
  • Willingness to take a 'hands on' approach and make a difference at every level
  • Confidence in project management; the ability to deliver on time, on budget and to set up programmes that ensure benefits realisation; commercial thinking
  • IT literate, including experience of working with employee databases, Microsoft packages, eLearning platforms

Job Offer

£50k - £60k plus benefits - 18 month FTC

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