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Head of Organisational Development

Care Quality Commission
Flexible or home-based with travel to CQC offices as and when required
£70,000 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2022

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Head of Organisational Development

Executive Level 3 - £70,000 per annum

12 months Fixed Term/Secondment Opportunity

Location: Flexible or home-based with travel to CQC offices as and when required

Are you committed to helping us regulate health and social care within England?

When thinking about what drives you every day in your job, what keeps you motivated and passionate about your work what comes to mind? For 3000+ people at the CQC, we end each day knowing that we have made a difference to the lives of those most in need in our communities. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. We are looking for people who are caring, demonstrate integrity and work well as part of a team to join with us and share in this sense of achievement. If you would like to help us make a positive impact to health and social care within England, then read on.

Why this could be a great role for you…

Reporting to the Director of People, and with a focus on priorities including culture, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and organisational leadership, you’ll be responsible for executing the design and delivery of our OD strategy that involves all CQC audiences.

In the role of Head of Organisational Development, you will design and deliver organisational development strategies and interventions that will underpin the organisation’s transformation.

In this demanding yet interesting role, you will have the opportunity to further develop your senior leadership skills as you encourage and motivate your small and geographically dispersed team in the delivery of OD strategies.

You'll work with your team to ensure effective communication and to build staff engagement, whilst ensuring CQC’s values are embedded through the development of the right initiatives and training.

What we can offer you...

Your health and wellbeing are important to us and are supported through generous annual leave (starting at 27 days and rising with service to 32.5days, plus 8 Bank Holidays), a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym vouchers, and access to a free employee assistance service 24 hours a day. We also understand the importance of financial health and offer membership of the NHS pension scheme, contributing about 14% of basic salary. You will also be able to access discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics, fleet cars, plus we also have an internal reward scheme which could see you earn yourself a voucher or two! All of our Homeworkers are also kitted out with everything they need to comfortably work from home.

We want to support you to succeed and be your very best, with opportunities for training and development along with the support of experienced managers and mentors.

We want to make working for CQC a great experience for everyone, and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To support an inclusive environment where colleagues feel empowered to bring their whole self to work, we support a variety of staff networks, including the Race Equality Network, LGBT+ Equality Network, Carers Equality Network, Disability Equality Network and Gender Equality network.

What you will bring…

Do you have an OD qualification, equivalent professional knowledge, or significant experience in this environment? Able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of theory and good OD practice?

With your track record of successfully delivering on OD projects and supporting major organisational change and continuous improvement programmes; we want to hear from you.

Are you ready? Is this you? If so, we would love to hear from you.

To receive a Candidate Briefing pack with further information about this opportunity, please contact before applying.

To apply for this role, please upload a copy of your CV and submit a Supporting Statement (no more than 750-words) answering the following:

“Please consider what particular experiences you would draw on to create sustained organisational and cultural change”.

For further information about this opportunity, please contact Gill Nicholson – Director of People via her P.A.

Closing date: Thursday 26 May 2022 at 11.59pm.

Interview date: Provisionally Friday 17 June 2022.

Note for external candidates:

CQC are currently working through an organisational transformation programme which includes the creation of a new target operating model. This role is offered as a fixed term contract as part of the transition process to that new model. For further information on this and to access our team information packs please visit

CQC is committed to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where all our people can flourish and reach their full potential. We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

For this role, we are particularly encouraging people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities to apply, who are currently under-represented at this level in the organisation.


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