Head of Learning and OD

Job Title: Head of Learning and OD, Band 8A

Hours: 37.5

Location: Thames House, Teddington


Come and work for a team that continues to be regarded as the best place to work for employee satisfaction. We are very proud of our staff survey results, and all the awards we have won in the last couple of years. Our values underpin our drive to promote and support compassionate leadership for all our teams.

We are looking for a Head of Learning and OD to join our highly successful and supportive senior HR & OD team. We have a newly developed Workforce strategy, complimenting and supporting the NHS People Plan, and incorporating our stretching learning and OD priorities, building on our improvement and successes to date.

This role will play an integral part in delivering a high-quality Learning and OD service, working closely with the HRBPs and Operational Managers to deliver an holistic approach to making HRCH the best place to work for all our people. Our focus is on supporting the delivery of the NHS 10 year plan and the People Plan, prioritising a healthy workplace culture, quality improvement, collaborative and partnership working including building relationships with our external stakeholders, and supporting our clinical teams in delivering compassionate healthcare closer to home. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and take your career to a senior level.

You should be educated to degree level or above, or have equivalent level of experience, and preferably CIPD qualified, with an additional training or OD qualification. Key to the success of this role are excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders across seniority boundaries. You will have well-honed facilitation and presentation skills and have experience of designing and implementing OD initiatives, alongside managing the delivery of core skills aligned with the national core skills training framework. Experience of driving up staff engagement, developing talent and promoting equality and diversity are all important aspects in this role.

It is important that you have an understanding of professional education and development, including Health Education England funding streams and how Higher Education Institutes support the development of clinical skills. Experience of apprenticeship programmes, working in the NHS and of undertaking project management processes will be a distinct advantage.

In return, you will join a friendly workforce and communications team who will value and encourage you to develop your skills and knowledge.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Linda Gent, Assistant Director of Workforce

, or phone

Reference: 40881087

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