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Organisational Development Consultant

Summary Information for vacancy - reference OD6057


Identity and Passport Service (IPS)


Starting salary for non-civil servants will be £33403 - £38414 depending on location. For existing civil servants IPS SEO pay scale will apply.


City of Westminster, Greater London, London
City of Glasgow, Scotland
Durham, North East
Newport, Wales

Closing Date

14 April 2010

Interviews start

Not specified




Middle management

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms

Fixed-term contract

Working Arrangement

Full time,Job share

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Operational Delivery

Brief Description

To respond fully to the Organisational Development and Design requirements of IPS, acting as an OD Consultant to support the wider HR Directorate in ensuring that IPS has the appropriate capabilities and capacity to achieve its business objectives.

Vacancy description

• To support the Head of Organisational Development in developing plans/strategies in anticipation of organisational change. To identify, support, develop, and influence the implementation of OD solutions.
• To co-ordinate issues and work collaboratively across HR to ensure that OD interventions are delivered successfully. To act as a focal point for complex OD issues across IPS. To analyse trends and identify solutions in conjunction with the relevant HR Centres of Expertise and the Business Partner network.

• To provide/support practical strategies and interventions to address OD issues, for example: embedding our new HR model, building leading change capability across the organisation, and rebalancing the organisational culture.

• To prepare a coordinated Programme Plan detailing our current work projects, assessing priorities if new projects are raised, and enabling the wider team to consider the implications of these projects on existing workloads (and communicate the impact to our customers of these changes). To proactively support programme/project managers in the development and implementation of solutions to OD challenges. To produce and maintain project documentation, or oversee their production, to ensure that programmes are delivered in a structured, timely manner.

Note: An employee may be required to carry out other duties within the scope of the grade and within the limits of their skill, competence and training.


Essential Skills:

• Broad experience in HR and improving organisational performance, including broad knowledge of HR policies and procedures and experience of managing change. Some experience in Organisational Development & Design is preferable
• Experience and/or knowledge of programme and project methodologies, getting people working on what needs to happen, developing a prioritisation process for project requests, research, analytical and written skills. Strong organisational skills and a systematic approach to activity planning including budgeting/financial reporting.
• Strong communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills in dealing with peers and senior managers and working with groups. Experience of successfully influencing and collaborating with key stakeholders and preferably within a unionised environment. Demonstrable experience of team working in a multi disciplinary/complex programme.
• Ability to act in a consultancy capacity to advise managers on the application of OD practices, working creatively to resolve areas where OD approaches are unclear/challenging and need to be robustly presented or approached innovatively.
• Highly credible, resilient, able to juggle a range of demanding priorities, whilst working collaboratively across complex organisational change.

Desirable Skills:

• Experience of culture change (analysis and intervention), organisational development and design, and organisational restructures typically obtained as the result of delivering business centred interventions to senior business leaders. The ability to manage and promote change and influence the behaviour and actions of other teams.
• Qualified in programme and project methodologies

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - Yes

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

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