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Band 8a Organisational Development Consultant

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 Per annum inclusive
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting role for a leader who cares deeply about improving the experience of staff, working across our hospitals in Barking, Havering, and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. BHRUT aims to develop a culture of compassion and inclusion, led by inspiring, thoughtful, and skilled leaders.

Reporting to the Senior Organisational Development Consultant, the post holder will engage the system to diagnose, design and deliver organisational design and organisational development intervention, specialising in developing leadership and management capability to create a caring, fair, and open culture in line with our Trust values and the NHS leadership behaviour.

The post holder will work closely with a wide-range of change specialists across our integrated model for change (STaR - Strategic Transformation and Redesign) and leaders at all levels of the organisation, managing a small team. Experience in consultancy skills and leadership and talent development expertise is essential to the success of intervening with impact at all levels of the system.

***Previous applicant need not to apply***

Main duties of the job

Lead the Organisational Design and Development activities to support services undergoing consultation and restructure.

As an OD consultant you will lead the overarching leadership development strategy and interventions to develop leadership capability and make an impact across all levels of talent across BHRUT.

Ensure all interventions follow the NHS Leadership Academy OD Consultancy Cycle and other best practice tools or methods for transforming the organisational culture and improving organisational effectiveness.

Experienced in Organisational development and cultural transformation, you will be an integral part of the leadership team in the People and Organisational Development function, contributing to and shaping the Trust's People strategy.

Ensure OD interventions are well communicated and clearly understood by all key stakeholders.

Supports the senior team to establish a leadership standard in the organisation in line with the NHS behaviours 'The Leadership Way'.

Leads detailed programme development informed by leadership development expertise for developing leadership capability and impact across all levels of the organisation. This includes supporting the design and development of an internal leadership framework and corresponding development interventions in line with our organisation design and needs.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application, please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Paul Awosika, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5989. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Educated to a Master's Degree level or equivalent demonstrable experience, preferably supported by a formal management / business qualification in HR/OD. Further skills in coaching / team development tools.
  • Graduate level education and/or professional qualification.
  • Highly developed specialist professional knowledge covering a range of OD functions, underpinned by theoretical knowledge gained through further academic study and/or experience at a Senior level.


  • Coaching or mentoring qualification.

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Significant experience and proven track record of delivering leadership and talent interventions using an OD consultancy mindset.
  • Experience in designing, presenting and facilitating large groups (experienced in working with the C suite / Board level and senior leaders).


  • 360 psychometric feedback or other psychometric tools.

Skills / Abilities


  • Highly developed verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to articulate complex information and build rapport with a diverse audience.
  • Ability to assimilate, analyse and interpret information and disseminate complex information or recommendations.

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Organisation Development



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