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Organisational Development Facilitator

Whittington Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per Annum Including HCAs
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time

Job Details

The Organisational Development Facilitator is responsible for delivering a professional, client-centred, internal Organisational Development service to meet the needs of the organisation.

Main duties of the job

  • Design, deliver and evaluate training and development interventions that are aligned to the I.CARE values including facilitation of workshops, and/or team development and a welcome introduction for corporate induction.
  • Working with Head of OD, develop leadership capability across the organisation, through a range of methods including training, coaching, mentoring, self-development, on the job development and e-learning.
  • With HR colleagues and the Head of OD, develop and deliver team and management interventions to resolve conflict in teams and promote effective team working e.g. designing and implementing initiatives.
  • Working alongside leaders to develop and deliver a strategic approach to performance improvement, engagement and change management to support the achievement of the Trust's desired culture and behaviours.
  • Take an active role in project management and communication activities e.g. promoting Staff Survey and monitoring of actions following feedback from local and the national staff surveys.
  • Work with managers to develop bespoke events e.g. facilitated away days or tailored departmental training, advising on content and format where appropriate.
  • Act as a role model and coach members of staff on a one-to-one basis
  • In conjunction with the Head of Organisational Development produce effective training needs analysis and evaluation reports on training and development activity and its effectiveness.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fairand equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, maritalstatus, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as apublic sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being abetter place to work

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Deliver presentations and facilitate meetings and workshops to a wide range of audiences, agreeing actions and plans for work programmes and initiatives.
  • Pro-actively engage in relationship-building with key stakeholders including the Executive Team & Directors, Senior Managers, Line Managers, other corporate services, staff, and clinicians/medical staff
  • Undertake information gathering to inform projects and to identify potential funding opportunities utilising the knowledge gained to inform the Trust.
  • Ensure that managers and leaders are supported in developing a culture in which staff act in accordance with the I.CARE values and in the interests of the trust.
  • Supports the translation of national policies and initiatives into effective local action, by planning and delivering organisational development interventions to support the necessary organisational and service developments.
  • Ensure training programmes are designed, where possible, with a robust evidence base.
  • Present information to a wide range of stakeholders, including patients and user groups in formal settings.
  • Occasionally develop business cases for delivering new OD initiatives that will meet the strategic direction of the Trust.
  • Take responsibility for own learning and development by recognizing and taking advantage of all opportunities to learn, including participation in development review, supervision, action learning and by maintaining a professional/personal portfolio of learning.
  • Participate in team, professional and personal development activities and promote a commitment to continuous professional development and improvement.

  • Person Specification



    • Degree or equivalent experience
    • Evidence of continuous professional development
    • Full / Part CIPD qualification or equivalent or a willingness to work towards one


    • Coaching qualification or a willingness to work towards one

    Skills & Abilities


    • Ability to analyse and interpret data
    • Ability to use a coaching style in 1-2-1s and group learning
    • Ability to work in an environment of constant change.
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to articulate complex information
    • Excellent presentations skills
    • A strong communicator who can build relationships across all levels and has the ability to influence key stakeholders.
    • Able to demonstrate the ability to build effective relationships
    • Highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skills.
    • Ability to manage conflict and difficult conversations between staff
    • Ability to problem solve problems through analytical and structured thought processes
    • Good negotiation and influencing skills
    • Analytical skills, able to exercise discretion and make decisions
    • Ability to plan and organise a range of activities, formulate and adjust plans

    Knowledge & Experience


    • Experience of devising programmes specifically to promote leadership, management and team development
    • Experience of providing expert facilitation, coaching and personal and team development to all levels of staff
    • Experience of working in OD at a senior level, in a complex environment.
    • Evidence of providing professional advice and support to managers within the scope of the role
    • Experience of regularly using a range of IT packages (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


    Whittington Health

    Magdala Avenue


    N19 5NF

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