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Leadership and OD Lead

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 Per Annum (Incl. HCAS)
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Leadership and Organisational Development (OD) Lead who will undertake a strategic role in supporting Berkshire Healthcare to develop and implement a robust programme of Leadership and Organisational Development (OD) interventions for a wide range of leaders, teams and directorates, applying the full OD consultancy cycle to support delivery of our people and strategic priorities, as well as culture development and change in line with our values, behaviours and ED& I goals.

You will also need to work closely with other People Directorate functional leads (e.g. ED& I, L& D, Health & Wellbeing, Business Partnering), collaborating with different specialists where required.

Main duties of the job

You will be a credible, experienced professional who can evidence significant experience of consulting with and facilitating stakeholders at all levels in identifying areas requiring OD support and develop appropriate data driven, business focussed, action plans to improve culture, performance and team effectiveness.

You will provide effective leadership and line management of our Leadership and OD team. Ensuring they are fully supported to deliver on our priorities, people strategy domains, action plans, directorate consultancy and individual lead portfolios.

A key element of this role will be to evaluate the 'impact and value 'of OD ensuring baseline metrics are captured through diagnostics and to ensure our solutions are outcome focussed and demonstrate return on effort.

You will be an approachable, kind, compassionate, inclusive and competent individual driven to achieve success with the ability to influence, motivate and collaborate.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance, and we have a highly skilledand engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, our patients, their families, and their carers.

For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow. Some of the benefits of joining our team:
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave - 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Professional knowledge acquired through a degree and post-graduate degree or equivalent level of experience of working in an environment with OD professionals and understanding of strengths and limitations of OD tools and techniques.
  • Coaching/mentoring qualification or substantial experience of coaching and/or mentoring a range of people.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Leadership theories, models and best practice
  • Demonstrable evidence of continuing professional development


  • Accredited 360 feedback facilitator
  • Action Learning Set Facilitator
  • Workplace Mediation qualification
  • Teaching/Training qualification
  • Psychometric analysis qualification such as MBTI, Hogan, Insights, Disc.
  • Affina OD accreditation, knowledge, experience or willingness to undertake

Experience and Knowledge


  • Demonstrable experience of working in a similar role.
  • Experience of managing projects in a large, complex organisation.
  • Significant experience of designing and delivering a range of high quality, high impact leadership development and training
  • Experience of evaluation and proof of impact of learning and development programmes.
  • Experience of running focus groups and facilitating group discussions.
  • Experience of line managing staff.
  • Experience of budget management


  • Previous experience of working in an L& D role.
  • Previous experience of working in the NHS or other public sector environment.
  • Experience of assessing and accrediting training and designing training feedback
  • Experience of report writing, and analysing data

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent facilitation and consultancy skills Ability to facilitate and chair workshops/ groups and deliver presentations/interventions to all levels of individuals.
  • Able to communicate complex and sensitive information simply and clearly, adapting style to suit the audience.
  • Demonstrable ability to engage, influence and persuade others at all levels and maintain a customer mind-set.
  • Demonstrates an ability to problem solve in high pressure situations.
  • Flexible, well-motivated, adaptable team player
  • Computer literate with experience of working with the Microsoft Office package including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and MS Teams.
  • Aligned to the Trust values.
  • Ability to lead by example - high personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Committed to promoting compassionate and inclusive leadership
  • Positive attitude to all stakeholders and tasks.
  • High level of emotional & cultural intelligence


  • Ability to meet travel needs of the post if required
  • Ability to think creatively and contribute to service improvement initiatives.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills and to be able to make best use of resources available.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Leadership & Management Development - London House

London Road


RG12 2UT

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