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Band 7 Organisational Development Specialist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-101051-EE2

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Human Resources
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£40,057 to £45,839

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 7 Organisational Development Specialist (OD, EDI and Talent Management)

£40,057 to £45,839 (Full Time)

Fixed Term or Secondment Opportunity until the end of March 2022.


Have you got experience of talent management equality diversity and inclusion as well as organisational development?

We’re currently recruiting for an Organisational Development Specialist Practitioner as fixed term or secondment opportunity until the end of March 2022. The role will aid LPT with our exciting priorities on talent management related to the race equality and inclusion agenda.

We are looking for someone who has the passion and drive to make a difference in LPT’s Model Employer target to improve the under-representation of BAME staff at bands 8a and above, attraction and recruitment practices and growing its inclusive talent pool.

You will join us at an exciting time to help propel these high priority pieces of work, by using your OD, EDI and talent management experience, along with best practice and current thinking to set up systems and processes that are robust and sustainable to support our highly valued workforce.


The Trust was shortlisted in 2020 for the highly prestigious Workforce Race Equality category and has made a pledge to become a leading organisation on anti-racism. You will be based within the OD team, who have a proven track record for delivering culture change initiatives for the Trust and the ICS System. You’ll work with our Head of EDI and Head of Employment Services to bring this work together.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A proven track record in delivering OD/EDI/talent management interventions and/or projects
  • Proven ability to design and develop robust processes and systems
  • Produce resources and information/guidance to a high standard
  • Knowledge of candidate attraction, recruitment & selection and talent management
  • Knowledge and experience of successfully delivering an EDI agenda
  • The proven ability to be able to work with staff at all levels of the Trust.

If you have the qualities and experience we are looking for and want to take on this excellent opportunity to make a real difference, we would love to hear from you.

For further information please contact Debbie Allen on 0116 295 7520 to arrange a conversation with Fiona McNamee, Head of Organisational Development.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

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