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Head of Organisational Professional Development

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Organisational Professional Development

Division: Corporate

Care Group: HR& OD

Band: 8a

Salary: �50,952 - �57,349 per annum/pro rata

Interview Date: Friday 6th October 2023

We are recruiting for a Head of Organisational Professional Development who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

To support the Group Head of workforce and OD with the implementation of the Our Patient First strategy that improves business performance and embeds strategic changes in day-to-day practice, through effective change management processes and leadership

To design, delivery and sustainability of Organisational Professional Development and learning services that is strategically aligned to organisational priorities and objectives.

Lead and evaluate the delivery of robust OPD programme that continuously improves organisational performance and cultural transformation through leading edge OD practices andinterventions.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To build the effectiveness and capability of managers, leaders and staff in employee engagement and organisational development skills through establishing effective working relationships, providing coaching and mentoring and seeking opportunities to create synergies between separate departments and directorates

To manage the ILM and apprenticeship centre for the Trust creating opportunities for the healthcare workforce of the future.

To lead the implementation of the Organisational Effectiveness strategy that improves business performance and embeds strategic changes in day-to-day practice, through effective change management processes and leadership

To lead the embedding of Trust values in the staff employment journey and patient pathways

Conduct organisational effectiveness diagnostics and measure and report on OD interventions and progress against the Organisational Effectiveness strategy

Lead the development of shaping an organisational culture focussed on continuous improvement in patient safety, quality and efficiency, learning and meaningful staff engagement

Work with colleagues to identify and consider the impact of change management plans on staff satisfaction and support colleagues in developing and implementing strategies and change management processes to mitigate risks of an adverse impact and promote staff engagement and improve staff satisfaction

Person Specification

Values Based Question


  • Give an example of a time when you have gone the extra mile to help someone



  • Degree in management or other relevant field or equivalent experience
  • Master's degree in organisational change, organisational behaviour or similar or equivalent experience


  • Assessor qualification
  • Level A & B Occupational testing
  • MBTI practitioner or Belbin



  • Designed/delivered bespoke training and development interventions in the area of OD, management and leadership development in a large, complex organisation
  • Knowledge of employee engagement theory and current practice
  • Deep understanding of OD theory and practice, with knowledge of the psychology of change, individual and organisational behaviour and group dynamics



  • Demonstrable experience as an OD Practitioner involving leading/facilitating change in a multi professional environment
  • Experience/skilled in drafting communications and other literature e.g. policies
  • Experience of designing and delivering leadership and management training programmes
  • Demonstrable experience in managing a team
  • Experience in coaching senior colleagues


  • Experience of the NHS



  • Effective organisational skills, able to work under pressure and reconcile competing priorities
  • Confident presenter with well-developed facilitation skills
  • Able to deal with staff who may be angry or upset due to change and development
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex information and to present this to senior clinicians and management colleagues

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road



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