Senior OE Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Job summary

Thank you for considering Mersey Care to be you next employer. We are a Foundation Trust that is really going places. We are passionate about the care that we provide to all our patients, service users and their families. We strive to deliver Perfect Care across a range of disciplines including mental health, physical health community services and learning disabilities. Our workforce of over 12,000 professionals are committed, skilled and bring enthusiasm and innovation to their daily work.

You've heard the story about a stick of Blackpool Rock? You break it and the message runs all the way through. Well, we are looking for a new member of our Organisational Effectiveness Team - someone who \gets OD and knows the impact it has when done well across an organisation.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a Senior Organisational Effectiveness Practitioner leading the development and delivery of one of our People Plan workstreams as well as delivering team based OD interventions across our wide range of Clinical and Trust Support services.

We are proud of our work on Restorative Just & Learning Culture and Anti Racism and we're looking for someone to help us move into the next phases of this development.We have a big job ahead of us to support the redesign of our organisation and will need someone who can demonstrate significant experience of working at this level in the organisation and into the wider health care system.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work with the Strategic OE Leads to develop and deliver organisational development plans and interventions to meet the organisational needs of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

To support and advise on national and regional strategy and policy, and provide an interpretation in relation to Mersey Care priorities, recommending best practice initiatives and approaches that support the Trusts organisational development.

To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of organisational development strategies and initiatives ensuring their refinement to achieve continual improvement.

To lead and support the development of the Organisational Effectiveness and Learning Team, ensuring their knowledge and skills are up to date and reflect best practice.

To ensure the development and delivery of employee engagement plans that are contextual and ensure mitigation of significant associated risks for our divisions and the Trust.

To lead staff engagement work and initiate and develop programmes of change which deliver quality improvements and efficiencies whilst supporting workforce development.

Person Specification



  • 1 st Degree/appropriate professional qualification in Leadership/Organisational Development, evidence of study at Postgraduate level.
  • Specific OD Practitioner Certification e.g. MBTI, LQF, Coaching, Mentoring, NLP, Leadership, Project Management, proven CPD Record.
  • Quality Improvement methodologies
  • Evidence of successful leadership and delivery of large scale projects and associated outcomes


  • Leadership and management qualification
  • Knowledge of working within the context of mental health , social care, learning disability or community services
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience of managing a budget



  • HR/OD Experience. Experience of redesigning and developing organisations
  • Experience of leading complex, large scale change
  • Evidence of the successful development and implementation of cultural change to drive organisational performance
  • Knowledge of a range of OD and improvement interventions and techniques
  • Development and delivery of leadership and management development programmes
  • Demonstrate commitment to and experience of partnership working
  • Experience of working in a multiagency and/or multi-disciplinary context


  • How to establish & support the development of Integrated Care Teams



  • Ability to act as a role model for Mersey Care Trust values (Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm, Support)
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency, honesty and discretion
  • Work in a Just & Learning way


  • Work in a way that contributes to a culture of restorative practice



  • Engaging, facilitative leadership skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Data analysis skills
  • Articulate and persuasive communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Capable of managing a diverse and challenging workload
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills
  • Ability to innovate and be creative
  • Ability to challenge ways of working
  • Strategic approach to problem solving
  • Coaching & people management skills
  • Combines leadership qualities with the ability to be an excellent team player
  • Builds personal and professional credibility
  • Business orientated
  • Combines optimism with realism
  • Ability to making decisions and work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Ability to support staff through building personal and team resilience
  • Strong personal resilience and ability to manage challenging people, confrontation and circumstances
  • Ability to engage with services users
  • Excellent ability to work in partnership and in collaboration with others, both in and out of own agency/professional background
  • Commitment to own learning and professional development

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