Organisational Change Lead

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The University is embarking on an exciting period of transformation by changing the way it delivers professional services and ways of working that support both our staff and the University to thrive.

This role is based in the HR Division, providing a strong HR network of peer support, and will be line managed by the Head of Organisational Design. The purpose of this role is to provide advice on Organisational Change to the Finance Division as they embark on a multi-year transformation programme which will introduce new systems and ways of working through to 2027 and beyond.

This role will be pivotal in collaboration across the Division and will require successful engagement with a variety of senior stakeholders. This role has key impact, and the incumbent will need to both support and influence the Finance Transformation Programme (FTP) agenda, whilst ensuring and enabling individual project progress.

You will be responsible for the provision of advice and support on all aspects of organisational change, including equality impact assessments; organisational and job design; consultation: TUs engagement; redundancy selection; outplacement and dispute resolution. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience of organisational design, change working to a transformation agenda.

The Role

Working with colleagues to deliver and embed new service delivery/operating models, new ways of working and culture change.

Key duties include:

  • Analysing problems and making recommendations on a range of solutions to meet service requirements on HR issues related to organisational change management
  • Responsibility for the provision of advice and support on all aspects of organisational change and develop solutions or recommendations
  • Leading and implementing self-contained projects or components of larger projects to deliver organisational objectives, as well as enabling appropriate changes in HR policy or practice.

Your Skills

You will be a HR professional with substantial experience in either a generalist or specialist environment, including operational exposure to application of employment law, case management and organisational change management.

You will have:

  • experience of advising and influencing senior management implemeting HR strategy and practice
  • significant experience of organisational change processes from start to finish
  • basic project management skills with ability to take HR lead on small to medium sized projects
  • the ability to coach and support colleagues on complex issues

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Rachel Green, Lead HR Business Partner, at

Closing date is: 26th November 2023 Interview dates: 6th and 12th December 2023

Please quote reference AH39257 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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