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Director of Organisational Development {Partnership}

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£107,637 to £122,695 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

It's an exciting time in the development of the North London Mental Health Partnership (a Partnership between Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust) and the newly formed People and Organisation Development team. We are looking to appoint a permanent Director of Organisational Development (OD) to develop the newly recreated OD team.

Main duties of the job

The Director of OD is a pivotal member and plays a key role in developing and supporting the delivery of the Trust's People and OD Strategy, enabling the Trust to recruit, retain and develop the best workforce to deliver its goals and objectives.

The Director provides strategic leadership for the Trust on the development, implementation, and evaluation of education, learning and development, and OD plans, ensuring flexibility, sustainability, and fitness for purpose. The Director leads on the delivery of the strategy to bring about sustainable culture change, building upon a values-based approach. OD interventions will support and enable continuous cultural transformation, build leadership capability, and support successful and sustainable large-scale complex change, internally and system-wide, where appropriate. The Director leads and manages the Learning, Wellbeing and OD activity across the Partnership.

About us

We are passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion; we aspire to develop the leadership capabilities of our employees, looking after their health and wellbeing and creating safe spaces for staff to speak up. Our aim is to create a happy and healthy working environment where all staff can thrive and succeed. The postholder will need to be comfortable working in an environment of complex matrix management arrangements and will at all times behave and align with our Trusts' values.

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

The deadline for applications is 28th May 2023.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The key duties of this position includes:
  • Work closely with the Partnerships Chief People Officer and Director of Workforce, using the expertise, knowledge and data from within the wider People and OD Directorate to inform the effective development and implementation of Trust-wide OD initiatives, culture change and transformation programmes.
  • Lead on the preparations for, and the implementation of, the national staff survey, working closely with the Director of Workforce, Divisions and Board to share the findings with staff.
  • Working with senior leaders, lead on the development of a Trust-wide strategic approach to leadership and management and to learning and development, in order to develop the capacity and capability of individuals, future leaders, teams and of the organisation as a whole.
  • Build a 'library' of OD tools, methodologies, and evidence-based research as a resource for staff and managers and ensure that good practice is disseminated across the Trust.
  • Develop new methodologies and appropriate interventions to improve quality and operational performance and to support local innovation and transformation measures, ensuring improvements to care are tested.
  • Work with the Divisions to ensure that learning, development and education requirements and interventions support workforce transformation and enable succession planning and retention.

Person Specification



  • Graduate level education and/or professional qualification


  • Educated to Master's Degree level or equivalent demonstrable experience, preferably supported by a formal management/ business qualification in HR/OD

Skills and Abilities and Values


  • Ability to establish rapport/credibility with colleagues including clinicians, managers, staff, staff representatives and other professionals within the partnership.
  • Able to develop successful relationships with external stakeholders and work with individuals and groups from a range of backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal, written, formal and informal
  • Sound analytical, negotiation and numerical skills

Experience and Knowledge


  • Extensive experience of leading people and OD services at a senior level
  • Track record of achievement as a leader with demonstrable successes through building relationships
  • Experience in the delivery of complex work, incorporating multiple inputs and stakeholders with fluctuating and competing priorities
  • Experience of people policy and strategy development
  • Demonstrate well developed influencing skills coupled with the ability to tackle difficult situations
  • Evidence of a collaborative management style coupled with improving quality of service provision at a strategic level
  • Evidence of significant programme and project management experience and successfully delivering cultural change


  • Experience of workforce development within the NHS

Personal Qualities


  • High levels of emotional resilience to be able to deal with the most sensitive and political issues and manage a challenging agenda with self-belief and in a positive manner
  • Ability to manage self and exhibit personal skills, including self-awareness, self-management and drive for improvement and be able to lead others effectively
  • Commitment to Mental Health improvement
  • Politically sensitive and aware

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