Interim Head of Organisational Development

Location Plymouth
Discipline: Executive Interims & C-Suite
Job type: Temporary
Salary: Negotiable
Contact name: Khalsa Singh

Contact email:
Job ref: KS0708
Published: 7 months ago
Start Date: 14/08/23

​Primary purpose of role:

The Head of Culture and Employee Engagement has responsibility for leading and supporting Council wide OD and Change initiatives identified within the Council’s People Strategy.

  • This role will provide specialist OD advice, guidance and interventions, to support all the Directorates and Service areas to enable the delivery of individual and collective strategic objectives.

  • The post holder will provide specialist support to complex OD initiatives and improvements, promoting an integrated approach to organisational development with both internal and external partners focussed around delivering the Council’s priorities at its best, in line with the Council Strategic Plan.

  • The post holder is the Council’s lead for major culture programmes to improve employee engagement and develop leadership capability to deliver a well led and inclusive culture throughout the Council.

  • The post holder will be an active member of the HROD department and will be pivotal in embedding matrix working.

  • The post holder will manage and contribute to the overarching budget of HROD in conjunction with the Head of HR Consultancy and Head of Health and Safety.

  • The post holder will represent the Service Director internally and externally as requested.

Role outcomes

  • Working effectively as a senior leader actively contributing to the development, communication and delivery of our strategy.

  • Developing and delivering integrated organisational development plans that link to and support delivery of our strategic objectives.

  • Effective resource planning and management for the organisation.

  • Implementing a holistic, inclusive and engaging approach to people policy and culture development, building on our values.

  • Championing our values, behaviours and ways of working that enable and support employee engagement high-quality performance, which has a positive impact on service delivery.

  • Ensuring the team delivers a consistent, professional, strategic, and high-quality service to all functional areas of the organisation

Essential experience:

  • Facilitation of OD programme and tools to create a performance culture.

  • Experience of writing complex reports and business cases for leaders

  • Experience of commissioning and evaluating the effectiveness of OD activities and interventions.

  • Operating as a senior ‘internal OD consultant’; assisting leaders, managers with resolving people issues through various intervention.

  • Demonstrate appreciation of the importance of confidentiality and anti discriminatory practice and equality and diversity; safe practice and health and safety procedures

  • Ability to think and act strategically and to develop practical and creative solutions.

  • Dedicated to continuous improvement of ODHR services in response to the changing needs of the organisation and its service users.