Organisation Development & Change Practitioner

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£61500 - £65080 per annum
22 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
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Please note that this is a fixed term contract opportunity for a duration of up to 12 months.

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

Job summary and responsibilities

At Essex County Council, what we do impacts the lives of over 1.4 million people. From the safety of children to the independent lives of older residents, and from boosting quality of life through public health to the lasting regeneration of proud towns and cities - everything we do takes a pioneering and agile approach. And our Organisation, Development & People and Service Transformation (ODP&ST) teams are working to ensure that innovation and learning take centre stage. Join them and you'll enable new ways of working and thinking to achieve our vision - for Essex to be a county where innovation brings prosperity.

Seeking out and introducing leading-edge organisation development approaches and change management practices you'll help to deliver cultural and behavioural change.

You'll act as internal consultant to our Senior Managers and HRBPs, advising, supporting - and challenging, where needed - to ensure large or complex behavioural and cultural change projects are aligned with our strategic aims. Together with your team of OD & change practitioners and the other teams in the OD & Talent Management service area you will establish a strong OD Centre of Excellence, building the necessary capability across the organisation to ensure the adoption of people-centred change management approaches. You'll think creatively to develop innovative, bespoke interventions that engage, motivate and empower leaders and teams to take ownership for their own change journeys.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

With a strong understanding of leading-edge organisation development and change theories and methods, you should have the ability to apply them in a large, complex organisation. Educated to degree level or equivalent by experience, you'll also need strong experience of managing business transformation and change programs, being able to demonstrate how you enabled the successful delivery of those programs. Proven track record of evaluating and measuring the impact of behavioural and cultural change interventions will be a strong advantage.

On a personal level, you'll need the ability to engage with, and influence, a variety of partners and stakeholders and clearly articulate messages to a range of audiences with differing levels of understanding. We're also looking for proven commitment to your own professional development.

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