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Organisational Development & Wellbeing Manager

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to help us lead and develop our strategic approach to improving the wellbeing of our staff at the James Paget.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced individual to lead on the health and wellbeing for our staff, and ensure that our approach is evidence based and co-produced by our staff.

Working closely with the People and Culture Team, this role will play a crucial part in supporting our staff. Leading on developing a wellbeing strategy, working closely with a variety of stakeholders and designing interventions that help embed a culture of wellbeing.

Alongside leading on our staff wellbeing offer, this role will have the opportunity to work across various workstreams to help support the development of our staff. Giving you the opportunity to develop yourself across such areas as leadership development, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and culture change.

The ability to attend site on a weekly basis is essential for this role as meeting staff face to face and understanding their working environment is crucial to ensuring we are giving them the best support possible.

Main duties of the job

Ideally, you will be an experienced wellbeing professional with a passion for improving staff experience, and a drive to make a difference for our staff. You will become a part of the team who is committed, supportive and innovative in their approach.

In this role you'll get to:
  • Develop our wellbeing strategy, that focuses on a preventative approach to psychological and physical wellbeing.
  • Oversee our wellbeing conversation service, that provides staff with a single point of contact to ensure their needs are being met when going through difficult times.
  • Coach and develop senior leaders to embed a culture of wellbeing
  • Advise on best practice regarding employee wellbeing and represent the Trust both internally and externally as the lead for wellbeing
  • Work closely with the Head of People Experience, Learning and Organisational Development to design and deliver cultural interventions
  • Embed the use of psychosocial risk assessments across the Trust
  • Design, facilitate and evaluate various wellbeing initiatives for teams and services and embed wellbeing into the day to day practices of leaders and teams.
  • Work closely with our EDI Lead to ensure an intersectional approach to the wellbeing of our staff is taken.
  • Work closely with the HRBP Team to help build relationships across Corporate and Medical Divisions, to ensure all staff have a voice for their wellbeing needs.

About us

JPUH is a vibrant university hospital providing the best possible care to the people of east Norfolk and north Suffolk. Situated on the coast with beautiful beaches and the Broads National Park on the doorstep we are within commuting distance of Norwich City.

The OD & Wellbeing department is positive and forward thinking, always striving to improve services. Our portfolio includes:
  • Learning & Development
  • Organisational Development
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Inclusion & Belonging
  • Digital Technology

We pride ourselves on promoting personal and professional development, flexible approach, and promoting work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main duties:
  • Co-produce and roll out of the health and wellbeing strategy to manage physical and psychological work-related and lifestyle health risk to JPUH staff.
  • Continue developing our internal wellbeing service for all staff members.
  • Develop and manage the KPIs for responses and grow the wellbeing offer in line with needs and expectations of our staff.
  • Ensure appropriate records are kept to inform the internal wellbeing service development and ensure that staff receive appropriate support.
  • Define referral processes, care pathways and follow up support.
  • Manage the triage for wellbeing so staff receive appropriate support in the following areas:
    • Psychological set up and manage the psychological support service in line with NICE guidelines: Wellbeing at Work, and incorporating stepped approach
    • Physical work in partnership with external bodies and providers to improve physical health of our staff, encourage physical activity and promoting healthy lifestyles
    • Financial link with external suppliers to provide financial support for staff
    • Social manage the development and refurbishment of the Burrage Centre so it becomes a Wellbeing Hub for staff to rest and relax
  • Lead on the design, commissioning, implementation and evaluation of innovative health programmes, projects, interventions, and initiatives to manage and improve the staffs physical, psychological, and behavioural health and wellbeing outcomes and build future organisational capability and reputation.
  • Manage the portfolio of programmes in demonstrating value for money for the current spend through tracking, managing and delivering agreed benefits.
  • Collate as required, qualitative and quantitative information and lead appropriate analysis to develop robust business cases and contribute to projects.
  • Working closely with the People & Culture team to identify hot spot areas that need focused attention. Leading on interventions that ensure a preventative approach to workplace stress.
  • Launch the use of psychosocial risk assessments.
  • Support and manage wider organisational development initiatives that support the Trusts People Plans.
  • Coach and mentor members of the Organisational Development and Wellbeing Team.
  • Represent the Trust both internally and externally as the subject lead for the health and wellbeing of our staff. Contributing to working across our system and standardising our approach.
  • Embed a series of learning and development opportunities for leaders to create a culture of wellbeing across the Trust.

Person Specification



  • Experience of designing, implementing and evaluating evidence based wellbeing initiatives
  • Experience of influencing senior stakeholders
  • Experience of working alongside wider HR Department to implement change



  • Educated to a Master's Degree level or equivalent demonstrable experience, with evidence of a focus on employee wellbeing
  • Evidence of further training relating to OD/ learning and development/ management development



  • Facilitation skills for team based interventions
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Building relationships with senior colleagues



  • Understanding of the key drivers to employee wellbeing
  • Knowledge of how to co-produce projects and interventions
  • Knowledge of evaluating initiatives and showing successful change

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospitals

Lowestoft Road


NR31 6LA

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