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Assistant Director of OD, Culture and Inclusion

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£58,972 to £68,525 a year None
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a new Assistant Director to lead on organisational development, culture and inclusion for our Trust. Do you have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills? Do you have energy and enthusiasm and enjoy working with a flexible portfolio? Do you want to work with large scale cultural organisational change? If so, this could be the role for you.

Reporting into the Deputy Chief People Officer, you will have a balance of hands on delivery whilst leading the delivery of key elements of our ambitious people strategy. You will be a highly experienced senior OD professional who has previously worked as Head of OD or similar.

You will provide expertise and insights to our clinical and non-clinical teams working closely with the People Teams, divisional colleagues and partner organisations across our wider healthcare system. You will take the lead on building leadership capacity and capability across the organisation including the advancement of leadership and employee engagement, employee wellbeing, culture change and diverse and inclusive practices. Overseeing key elements of our People Strategy - Making UHNM a Great Place to Work you will help create a value-driven culture where inclusion and diversity are actively required as a catalyst for innovation and change.

The post holder will be a member of our People Leadership Team, working together to drive forward high performing and high quality people services.

Main duties of the job

Working to the Chief People Officer and Deputy Chief People Officer, the Assistant Director of OD, Culture and Inclusion will support the Trust to deliver a robust programme that improves organisational performance primarily through developing the workforce and organisational culture. The post holder will co-ordinate and champion the development and delivery of the Trusts OD, Talent Management and Leadership Development strategies.

The post holder will be a member of the People Leadership Team and as part of this Team will be responsible for developing the Trust's People Strategy and strategic delivery plan and monitoring the Trust's progress against this plan.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be accountable for:
  • Building leadership capacity and capability across the organisation including the advancement of clinical leadership and clinical/staff engagement.
  • Co-ordinating the development and delivery of the Trusts Organisation Development.
  • Leading the elements of the of the People Strategy that relate developing a OD, employee engagement, wellbeing and development of a culture of inclusion where diversity is actively sought as a catalyst for innovation and change.
  • Developing and overseeing a Talent Management framework
  • Driving creative and innovative organisational development, change management and learning and education.
  • Designing and implementing strategies and plans to enable the organisation to develop a culture of responsibility, accountability, performance and improvement.
  • Leading the statutory and mandatory training programme.

Person Specification



  • Master's degree in Organisation Development or equivalent experience (5 years at senior OD level)
  • Degree in related field (or equivalent experience 3 years at a practitioner level)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • CIPD Member



  • Significant evidence of Leadership Development and expertise (5 year at senior level)
  • Extensive experience of leading the planning and implementation of Organisational and Leadership Development programmes and specific interventions across the Trust and organisational boundaries.
  • Experience at a senior management or professional level, with staff management and financial/budgetary responsibilities, within a healthcare or similar complex organisation
  • Experience of undertaking organisation/team diagnostic needs assessments and analysis.

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