Chief Officer - Organisational Development

Posted 4 days ago by Aberdeen city council Featured
Job Description

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Chief Officer - Organisational Development

Duration: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Marischal College

This role will play an intrinsic part of the Corporate Management Team in transforming the organisation, its leadership and its culture to deliver the Council’s vision and organisational priorities.

This will include taking the strategic lead for all aspects of organisational and people development including planning the workforce of the future, identifying and developing talent, developing leadership capability at all levels and cultural alignment.


The post holder must hold as a minimum:

Extensive experience related to the role and/or relevant degree or professional qualification
Evidence of continuous professional development


The post holder should demonstrate skills and experience in:
Developing and delivering people and OD strategies in a large and complex organisation to drive forward people and organisational performance
Strategic policy development and implementation
Developing/ managing strategic partnerships
Leading and managing major corporate transformation and change programmes in a large, complex organisation
Successful balance sheet management
Developing integrated services
Risk analysis, risk awareness, monitoring and management of risk
Negotiating and influencing in a complex organisation
Working in a commissioning organisation

Demonstrate commitment to:
The principles of the target operating model, the transformation programme and how People and Organisation can support these
The priorities and aims of Aberdeen City Council and how People and Organisation can support these
Embracing new technology to deliver services in an innovative way

Demonstrate understanding of:
People and Organisation processes, policies and procedures and an in-depth understanding of current thinking and best practice in organisational development and transformational change
Key drivers in a business area and working in partnership with stakeholders to measurably improve service delivery

The Individual

Please see the Job Profile and Advert for further information.

For further information or a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Morven Spalding, Interim Chief Officer - People & Organisation onor email:

To apply, please submit a copy of your cv and a supporting statement (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements of the job profile by email to Lesley Strachan, Talent Acquisition
Lead on by 9am Monday 13 August 2018.

Reference: 35675899

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