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Organisation and Workforce Development (OWD) Adviser

Care Inspectorate
Flexible (hybrid working is currently being trialed)
Closing date
13 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Organisational Development
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Care Inspectorate

Organisation and Workforce Development (OWD) Adviser

Salary: £33,639-£37,167

Location: Flexible (hybrid working is currently being trialed)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: 2 posts:

1)            Permanent post

2)            Temporary post (to June 2023) to cover internal secondment

We are the national regulator and scrutiny body responsible for providing assurance and protection for people who experience care services, their families, carers and the wider public, as well as supporting delivery partners to improve the quality of care for people in Scotland. Our vision is that people across Scotland experience high quality care that meets their needs, rights and choices.

We are a scrutiny body that supports improvement. We inspect individual care services and we also work with other scrutiny bodies to inspect the social care and social work services people are experiencing in their local areas.

About the role

The Organisational and Workforce Development (OWD) Team have an integral role in designing and delivering people and organisational development strategies. The team design and deliver wide range of opportunities to develop the skills, capabilities and knowledge of our workforce and to build a strong inclusive empowered culture. This includes designing, commissioning and delivering skills development programmes, leadership and management development, induction, coaching, performance management and wider organisational wellbeing and culture change.

The role holder will report to the Senior Organisation and Workforce Development Business Partner and will support the design and delivery of people and organisational development strategies and plans. There will be an integral part in contributing to initiatives that support organisational performance, culture and change, engagement and wellbeing. You will coach and advise line managers, working closely with them to co-create solutions that enable new ways of working and develop the skills and capabilities of the workforce to meet existing and emerging needs.

About you

The ideal candidate thrives in a forward focused learning and organisation development environment. You will have significant experience of supporting the delivery of projects and strategies covering a broad range of people-related issues, encompassing OD and learning and development

In addition, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of key external developments and trends in ODL&D and the opportunities these offer to the organisation. You will have membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development or equivalent.

The role holder will be a strong communicator, self-aware and accountable as well as having excellent interpersonal and IT skills. You will also manage conflicting priorities and work to tight deadlines. Previous experience in a similar post would be ideal.

To apply

You will find more information in the job profile and person specification.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Abby McKay, Senior OWD Business Partner by email at

If you believe that your expertise and motivation make you suitable for this post, please download and complete an Application Form (and an equalities monitoring form where you are an external applicant) and return by email to by no later than 8am on Monday 13 June 2022.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 28 June 2022.

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