Organisational & Leadership Development Specialist | The Church of England

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Job Title: Organisational & Leadership Development Specialist
Employer: The Church of England
Location: London, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 322370156


Job Details:

We have an opportunity for an Organisational & Leadership Development Specialist to join us for 12 months to provide specialist skills in leadership development, organisational design and development and contribute to delivering our ambitious Belonging & Inclusion and Employee Engagement action plans. This is a part-time role for 12 months, and we are open to possibilities of flexible working including job share, and day-rate contractor (inside IR35) arrangements.

About the role
As a credible senior strategic partner, you will support Directors to engage and develop their teams and take accountability for inclusion, wellbeing, and performance. You will bring your expertise in organisational design and development to support strategic decision making.

You will use your facilitation and project delivery skills to design and deliver interventions which support the effectiveness of senior leaders and their teams. You’ll contributing to the facilitation and delivery of our L&D programmes, and provide advice to colleagues in OD and wider HR teams, the People Director and other senior stakeholders.

Embedding clear expectations of leadership behaviours based on our Values and Behaviours, and using 360-degree feedback as a tool to support our leaders will be a core part of your role. You will also bring your Organisational Design and Change expertise to support the strategic planning for restructures across the organisation.

There will be a range of specific projects for you to lead and support. These could include:

  • Developing an approach to enabling internal mobility between the NCIs and our dioceses;
  • Providing targeted support to Directors and their teams as a follow-up to our Staff Survey;
  • Supporting our senior leadership cadre through developing opportunities for knowledge sharing and support.

About You

The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minoritised Ethnicities (UKME)/Global Majority Heritage (GMH) and other under-represented groups.

You’ll bring extensive experience of facilitating training and workshops with a wide range of audiences including to senior leaders, and have a strong track record in leadership development and coaching, including using 360-degree feedback.

You will also need an excellent understanding of organisational design, development and restructure principles and significant experience of supporting change in complex organisations.

We are also looking for:

  • Collaborative, inclusive, strong listening and influencing skills, confident with stakeholders at all levels, personally resilient and with some experience of strategic partnering.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for a variety of channels and audiences, including presenting and representing and preparing both formal papers and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Good analytical skills, able to draw out key points from a range of quantitative, qualitative data and other research and insights.
  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn, Project Management disciplines, methodology and tools.
  • A strong personal commitment to the our values which underpin our Belonging and Inclusion strategy

Experience of working in the public or charity sectors, or other values-led multi-stakeholder organisation would be an advantage, as is having Chartered MCIPD membership, a Change Management / OD qualification, and/or Chartered Occupational Psychologist registration.

What we offer

Our benefits include:

  • A salary of circa £56k plus age-related pension contributions between 8-15% of salary. We will also match any pension contributions you make up to an additional 3% of salary.
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days within 5 years) plus three additional days
  • Flexible working hours and location, with an expectation of just 1-2 days per week in our office in Westminster
  • Structured induction programme and access to a range of development opportunities including apprenticeships
  • Access to Occupational Health, and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to the Civil Service Sports & Social Club, and get involved in a range of staff networks, groups and societies

We try to be as flexible as we can in your work pattern to support you with other commitments, and to give a good work-life balance.

About the NCIs

The National Church Institutions comprises a wide variety of teams, professions and functions that support the mission and ministries of the Church of England in its vision to be a church, centred on Jesus Christ, for the whole nation – a church that is simpler, humbler, bolder.

We Include, You Belong

Our Belonging and Inclusion Strategy aims for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.Living out our values in all that we do, we:

  • Strive for Excellence
  • Show Compassion
  • Respect others
  • Collaborate
  • Act with Integrity

We believe our commitment to belonging and inclusion fuels our progress and drives us forward. The NCIs are a safe, inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds and walks of life. We welcome applications from people of all faiths and of no faith. We want to encourage applications from a diverse group of people who share our values. Even if you have never thought about working for us before, if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we would like to hear from you.

Closes: 22 May 2024



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