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Associate Director of Leadership, Organisational Development&Learning

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Fulbourn, Cambridge
£83,571 to £96,376 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Associate Director Leadership, Organisational Development and Learning is part of the Trust Leadership Team and is responsible for helping to shape and strengthen the Trust's capability, culture, and performance.

Reporting to the Director of People and Business Development, you will lead and motivate a team delivering organisational development strategic initiatives, consultancy services, education and learning development programs, coaching support and digital L&D solutions whilst engaging with leaders across the Trust and the system to ensure alignment and a positive impact.

Responsibilities include designing, developing, implementing and commissioning a range of strategic leadership, learning and organisational development interventions to support the delivery of Trust's workforce strategy.

Outcomes include improving culture, leadership and educational development including talent management through Inclusion, Leadership and Employee Experience across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

You will have proven success in leading a leadership, organisational development and learning function in a large, complex organisation and leading organisational and cultural change, talent management, leadership development, learning, and performance management.

Strong analytical, project management, negotiating, influencing and strategic planning capabilities are a must.The ability to oversee a thriving department and ensure first class customer service to our directorates and corporate functions is essential.

This is a dynamic role that needs energy, drive and tenacity. If you are up for the challenge and are a compassionate leader, and exceptional communicator then this role is for you.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

For further information on CPFT please visit our website

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • With the Director of People and Business Development design and develop an ambitious investment plan for Leadership across the Trust focussed on improving Inclusion, Leadership and Engagement. This programme will align with the overall ambition of the Shaping our Future Programme to improve the culture of the organisation.
  • To work with the Chief Nurse to support the design and delivery of non-medical educational programmes and appropriate learning relevant to professional background.
  • As a Senior Leader for Workforce within the ICS to promote our unique perspective whilst appreciating the areas of commonality and advantages of collaboration and unification across the system to design, develop and implement common approaches to improvement and transformation, as part of developing a shared culture of learning and development
  • Deputise for the Executive Director of People and Business Development as required.
  • To take a lead in the development, coordination, and delivery of CPFTs People Strategy aligning it to the NHS Long Term Plan and National People Promise
  • To lead, facilitate cultural and transformational change in support of new ways of working across the Trust.
  • Lead a specialist team of Leadership, Organisational Development & Learning practitioners and where appropriate external consultants in the development and delivery of the Leadership and OD strategy ensuring all programmes are aligned with the Strategic Workforce Plan
  • Working collaboratively and in partnership with HR colleagues, CPFT managers, All Professional Leads including medical, Partner Universities, the Local Authorities and NHS England to deliver an integrated multi-disciplinary education offering and collaborative learning.
  • Be an active member of the Trust Leadership Team and Corporate Services Team providing strong and visible leadership and ongoing support in respect of the development of corporate policy and decision making.
  • Provide visible Learning, Organisational & Leadership Development leadership to the Directors, Clinicians and Senior Managers across the trust and services to support the Trusts ambitions and priorities.

Person Specification

Education / Qualitfications


  • oMaster's degree or equivalent experience at working at that Level in relevant subject to the role i.e., Human Resources, Learning or Organisational Development, leadership and talent management


  • oRegistered Clinician [RMN, RN, AHP, Clinical Psychologist or Social Work, Professional Doctorate, Professional Membership of Registered Body CIPD i.e., MCIPD/FCIPD or Clinical Professional Membership i.e., NMC/HCPC/SWE



  • oThe post holder will require in-depth professional knowledge in a number of disciplines e.g. OD, Change Management, performance and resource management, organisational change, HR, Transformational change
  • o Demonstrable experience of large-scale leadership, learning and organisational development programmes. In design, development, commissioning and implementation
  • o Experience of managing contracts and or service level agreements
  • o Expert in developing, designing and delivering education and/or learning and leadership development programmes.


  • oExperience of working with across Care & Health
  • o Clinical experience across care & health
  • o Experience of leading and managing HR/L&OD teams including managing a training team responsible for statutory training and essential skills
  • o Experience of working with HEI's

Knowledge and Skills


  • o Knowledge and understanding of Organisational Development.
  • o Effective influencing skills


  • o Knowledge and understanding of the national and local education and learning and workforce development agendas.
  • o Knowledge of NHS strategic development

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