Non Clinical - Organisational Development Practitioner

  • Department Organisation Development
  • Salary £40,057.00 – £45,839 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/01/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-ODP-041
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (occasional evening and weekend working; flexible working arrangements)

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity to take a lead role in delivering our ambitious OD agenda. The post holder will be required to work across sites at Telford and Shrewsbury with the ability to work flexibly and some home working.  A key member of the Leadership and Organisation Development Team the post holder will be responsible for leading the design, delivery and evaluation of Organisation Development related plans, programmes and interventions.  A self motivated and creative individual you will quickly form relationships with managers and teams at different levels, understanding organisational and team challenges, using organisational data and intelligence to inform the design of solutions contributing towards individual, team and Trust performance.   

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role will be to lead on the design, delivery and evaluation  of OD/ learning programmes and interventions at corporate and divisional level.  Working with HR and OD Business Partners to identify OD related development needs and make sound recommendations and plans based on organisational data.  The post holder will also be required to take a lead on facilitating OD interventions, planning of the National Staff Survey and resulting action plans. 

The Organisational Development Practitioner will be responsible for supporting the implementation of our People Strategy, contributing to the Trust’s cultural change and transformation journey. The post holder will proactively lead of aspects of the Leadership and OD agenda, supporting the development, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of organisational development solutions and interventions that deliver sustainable improvements in individual, team and organisational performance.

The role will involve taking a lead on aspects of planning for the National Staff Survey and People Pulse Surveys to maximise engagement and support delivery of resulting action plans.

Working for our organisation

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital (SaTH) is currently initiating an exciting cultural improvement programme as part of our ambitious People Strategy, this includes Leadership and Management Development and Organisation Development contributing to the wellbeing of our workforce and resulting impact on our patients and families.  The People and OD Team are integral to ensuring that plans are in place to enable this.  You will need work flexibly between sites and have the ability to travel independently to attend meetings for which public transport is not easily available.

In return, we will offer a range of opportunities for development; we strongly encourage participation in CPD events and you will be offered the opportunity to be coached by an internal or external coach.  The Trust also has a variety of employee benefits schemes available.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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