These are exciting times for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. Following the local elections in May 2022 and the arrival of our new Chief Executive in October, we’ve got a renewed focus on ensuring we’re the best organisation we can be, and perfectly placed to recruit and retain the best staff to deliver the highest possible standards of service to our residents. We are embarking on a wide-ranging programme of work to transform our organisation, including our ‘Great Employer’ workstream that will ensure we’re recognised as an employer of choice. Along with colleagues, this newly created post of Organisational Development Manager will play a key role in ensuring that Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are a truly great place to work with staff delivering outstanding services.
To be successful in this post you will be an experienced Organisational Development professional with a passion for improving the organisations you are part of.
You will use your knowledge and experience of OD best practice and your excellent project management skills to identify areas for improvement and to design, deliver and evaluate OD initiatives to improve staff experience of working for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils and our organisational performance.
You will be highly skilled at collecting and analysing data and using this to make informed recommendations for improvements. You will have excellent organisational skills and digital skills and will have the ability to build relationships across the organisation at all levels.
Current areas of focus include:
- Supporting staff to understand the purpose of the Councils, particularly in the context of our ‘Shared Staffing Arrangement’ whereby staff serve both Richmond and Wandsworth Councils
- Ensuring an effective approach to performance management
- Supporting work to review and embed our organisational Values
- Ensuring effective two-way engagement with staff that leads to genuine change and improvements
- Reviewing our on-boarding and induction approach to ensure new staff quickly feel welcome and integrated in to the organisation
Through this work you will help ensure we are recognised as an exemplar employer.
In return, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills and experience in this exciting field. You will work in a friendly, supportive and professional team and will have opportunities to develop your own skills and experiences. We are very open to flexible working and welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work eg part-time or compressed hours. You will be formally based at Wandsworth Town Hall but you will have flexibility for extensive homeworking if you wish. You will also receive a generous holiday allowance of 32 days plus bank holidays.
We offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. We are also committed to the development of our staff, through training and career progression.
This post is offered as a two year fixed-term contract. Internal candidates are advised to discuss the possibility of being released for a two year secondment with their line manager.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 16th April 2023
Shortlisting Date:18th April 2023
Interview Date: 24th April 2023 in Twickenham
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.