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11 months ago
Avon and Somerset Police
Salary: £56.5k per year + Beneifts
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Avon and Somerset Police
Category: Organisational Development Jobs

Head of OD – £56.5k pa, Bristol.

Your new organisation: The Avon and Somerset force is a large employer in the South West and made up of over 5000 Police Officers, staff and volunteers. It is structured into four main operational policing functions and is currently reshaping its enabling services units which form a backbone to its effective operation.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is positioned to provide an exciting career. It’s transforming and you’ll contribute to the journey. It has a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force. If you’re looking for a fresh challenge which offers variety and a genuine opportunity to broaden your experience, Avon and Somerset is the force for you.

Your new role: This is one of a number senior roles and you’ll enjoy an unrivalled opportunity to play a part in continued progress. This pivotal role supports the transformation and is focused on:

  • Shaping, influencing and facilitating the people and organisational development aspects of corporate strategy, transformation and continuous improvement initiatives, incorporating nationally developed initiatives.

  • Organisational development and design through a strategic approach in a changing environment.

  • Innovative thinking, collaboration and influential partnering with key stakeholders to develop sound plans which solve issues in a change environment.

  • Working with HR Business Partners and senior leaders to drive organisational development activities across a wide range of departments e.g. L&D, as well as responding to national initiatives.

  • Leading, managing and coordinating organisational development interventions to ensure they sustainably realise the required impacts and benefits, including in relation to talent management, succession planning, leadership, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and people and cultural change management.

  • Communicate and engage to ensure effective implementation and constantly demonstrate progress and tangible results.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Success gained in complex organisations with complex issues.

  • Competently handles a changing landscape with lots of moving parts through innovation and a partnership approach.

  • Expertly influences and engages a range of stakeholders.

  • Skilled in delivering organisational development activities aligned to the bigger picture.

  • Engaging style and comfortable influencing across functional boundaries and building strong working relationships.

  • Ideally you are educated to degree level or a significant level of relevant experience of equivalence with membership of a relevant professional body. The post holder should ideally hold a full current driving licence or be able to travel around the force using alternative transport. Please note: Vetting will be conducted on applicants.

What you'll get in return: Avon and Somerset offer a unique, stimulating and rewarding career with an opportunity to make a real difference to the community. In addition you will benefit from: Generous annual leave – 26 to 32 days per annum, career development opportunities, financial wellbeing schemes, free parking at some sites, health & wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits, support associations and networks, Police Staff Insurance Scheme, maternity and paternity benefits as well as a competitive pension scheme - Avon & Somerset offer membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

What you need to do now: If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

Closing date: Monday 28th May 2018. Final interviews for this post will take place week commencing 4th June 2018.

Hays is the exclusive recruitment partner for this opportunity and handling all applications.

For more information please visit: 

hays .co.uk/jobs/avon-and-somerset-police

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