Interim Lead Organisation Development & Change Practitioner

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: South East

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 24/02/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £400 - £450 per day


A Local Authority is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. The client anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. They are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong.

The Lead Organisation Development & Change Practitioner will lead an ambitious team within Council’s Organisation Development & People function owning multifaceted workstreams which cover the breadth of the Authority.

You will develop creative and innovative organisational development interventions across the organisation, motivate and ultimately empower leaders and their teams to take ownership for their change agenda. This will transform the conversation they have with their residents and ultimately the way the council meets an ever demanding agenda.

Using a robust organisational development approach you will lead a team to develop and implement the change programmes across the business, ensuring that the change programme’s benefits are fully realised and that sustainable change is delivered. The role will also ensure that all planned change initiatives for new and existing transformation programmes are reviewed through a culture lens. You will ensure you embed our vision for the organisation and develop and deliver plans with stakeholders to embed a culture that supports future requirements.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Understand the needs of your customers and deliver the best possible outcomes through exemplar behaviour in accordance with the councils Values and Core Organisational Behaviours.
  • Work flexibly and collaboratively across structural boundaries in support of key outcomes.
  • Engage and motivate a team of change professionals.
  • Think creatively, challenging the norms, and constructively challenging those around them (including those more senior) to ensure continuous improvement and commercial astuteness, and inspire the same in colleagues.
  • Consistently apply the council’s  change methodology to deliver a change programme for a specific business area and/or project
  • Work with stakeholders to apply the council’s  Change Management methodology and tools at key stages of the change programme
  • Provide change advice and guidance and act as a change subject matter expert, applying various change techniques and tools
  • Develop change plan/s that enable sustainable change and incorporate innovative and cost effective change initiatives
  • Responsible for working with colleagues to deliver the change plan within agreed timescales and work with stakeholders to develop and monitor measures of success for each change programme
  • Engage, influence and coach key stakeholders to support the development and embedding of the change requirements as outlined within the change plan
  •  Work collaboratively with other HR specialists to ensure a joined up approach
  • Produce regular function level reports to demonstrate progress against key milestones.
  • Delegate appropriate tasks and manage the outcomes in line with specified programmes of work
  • Working collaboratively with all members of the team; sharing best practice, lessons learnt and progress updates ensuring a joined up approach to achieving organisational change

There is flexibility with the role to be part-time 3  – 5 days per week

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