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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/09/2020.

Organisational Development Practitioner

Job Reference: 421-CORP-1350A

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Learning & Development
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust cares for the population in Harrogate and the local area as well as across North Yorkshire and Leeds. We also provide children’s services in the North East in County Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Gateshead and Sunderland.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you.

Organisational Development Practitioner
Learning and Development - Human Resources

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Essential requirements:

ILM Level 5 in Coaching & Mentoring (or prepared to work toward it)

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is a high-performing organisation rated as ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for care by the Care Quality Commission. With a vision to provide Excellence Every Time, we are a values-driven organisation committed to providing clinically and financially sustainable high quality services and supporting our 4,500 colleagues to thrive at work.

We provide acute and community services to a local population of c200,000, and are the largest provider of 0-19 services in England, working across many areas in the North East. Through our alliance with North Yorkshire County Council and our local Clinical Commissioning Group we provide adult community services which are being managed in an integrated way with adult social care services.

It is an exciting time to join ‘#teamHDFT’. We are in the process of refreshing our strategic direction to develop more networked acute services, to develop stronger partnerships with primary care and to change our model of care for older people. Simultaneously we wish to increase our leadership effort and clinical focus on health and wellbeing of our staff and our population, and this post offers a great opportunity to further develop and refine our People Strategy.

This is a 37.5 hours a week permanent post, which will play a pivotal role in helping the Trust to deliver our People Plan and working within the Workforce & Organisational Development Team.

At #teamHDFT, we are seeking to close the gap between current and potential performance by building capability and providing leaders at every level with skills and the confidence they need to perform at their best.

As an experienced OD practitioner, the post holder will have the opportunity to make a difference to leaders, managers and their teams, developing and implementing their ideas and helping to positively influence our culture. To succeed in this role, the post holder should have experience of designing, delivering and evaluating a range of leadership development and organisational development interventions (including elements of colleague engagement and wellbeing), adapting their style to reflect needs, including, transitional change processes, holding crucial coaching conversations, 360 degree feedback and an ethos of continuous growth and learning for all of our colleagues, preferably in an NHS setting.

Able to quickly build strong working relationships with colleagues across the organisation, the post holder should be viewed as credible and knowledgeable in their field whilst having the confidence to support and advise colleagues and managers. They will need to be a self-starter, who enjoys working within an ambitious team and works flexibly to deliver a high quality service.

If you think you have got what it takes and want to work in a dynamic, creative team, we would love to hear from you.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact our Deputy Director of Workforce & Organisational Development, Shirley Silvester, email direct line 01423 553203.

**This job advert will close as soon as a sufficient amount of applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if you are interested.**

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, physical or mental health condition, addiction or other healthcare need.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates, as the employing body will, in those circumstances, be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test requirements, as required by UKVI. All applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates, on their application.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you automatically authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, should you be appointed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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