People Lead (Engagement)

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton In Ashfield
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The People Lead (Engagement ) will be accountable for the successful delivery of the People Belonging portfolio and specific Organisational Development programs across the Trust.

The post holder will be required to actively engage and contribute to the strategic planning and workforce performance of the Trust to achieve the overall goals for patient care. You will be required to lead and maintain organisational development programmes of work. This includes the development of standardised tools and techniques and reporting mechanisms and to lead and promote the Equality agenda and have oversight on NHS national reporting in this areas. The post holder will work with a high degree of autonomy , provide advice to senior colleagues and to take decisions that carefully balance different perspectives and often relate to sensitive and / or contentious information and manage relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners in the wider system.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

As the People Lead (Engagement), you will oversee a team of 5, providing specialised advice on:

- The Trust's Organisational Improvement and Development Programme, grounded in the Trust CARE values and People Strategy.- Leading key priorities in line with the Trust's People Strategy.- Guiding the Engagement agenda, including Organisational Development (OD), Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.- Initiatives for colleague engagement across the Trust and network initiatives.- Organisational Development and related initiatives.- Coordinating the Trust's response to the National Staff Survey, quarterly Pulse checks, and other cultural insights.- Engaging and supporting system-wide network and engagement initiatives.

Your role as People Lead (Engagement) involves continually developing engaging approaches and methodologies that support the establishment and sustainability of our Trust values. Ultimately, this contributes to fostering a culture where colleagues actively embody our Trust values, making it 'a great place to work' and a safe environment for care.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail, please read the attached job description and person specification document.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrates an understanding of the healthcare agenda and broad organisation perspectives and how organisational culture impacts on these
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the significance of national developments
  • Knowledge of current NHS Agenda
  • Demonstrates a practical knowledge of the diversity agenda and appreciates the impact of proactive approach to diversity on patient care
  • Analysing data and implementing changes as a result
  • Knowledge of theories of change management, staff engagement, team working and leadership


  • Analysing NHS Staff survey results and implementing changes as a result
  • Understanding of Just and Restorative Culture



  • Relevant professional or management qualification to Masters level or have equivalent level of experience
  • Relevant professional experience / CIPD qualification



  • Culture, Engagement, Leadership and / or Organisational Development



  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office packages
  • Experience of working with computer databases using analytic techniques to support interrogation, analysis, and reporting
  • Experience of analysing and interpreting data
  • Experience of drafting internal and external reports, communications
  • Confidence in presenting to and managing groups
  • Ability to influence and persuade and adapt personal style to meet different situations
  • Good organisation and problemsolving skil
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent skills in stakeholder engagement



  • Demonstrable experience, of the management of a range of change and leadership programmes delivering organisational effectiveness and transition
  • Experience of working in a complex, fast moving organisation
  • Proven track record of implementing initiatives within a complex environment
  • Able to plan, deliver and evaluate change/transformational solutions
  • Proven experience of creating opportunities through partnership and network working
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Experience of working with varied staff groups
  • Experience in Organisational Development, team building and engagement events
  • Experience of coaching
  • Experience of utilising a range of OD interventions with teams
  • Experience of working to improve Wellbeing and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the workplace
  • Day to day line management of a team


  • Experience of NHS agenda and an understanding of NHS organisation and culture

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton In Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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