Associate Director - Organisation Development

University of Westminster
February 26, 2024
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Associate Director - Organisation Development

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Salary Competitive

Department/School People, Culture and Wellbeing

Location Well Street, London

This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.

The University of Westminster has a long and distinctive history. Founded over 180 years ago as London's first polytechnic institution, it has become known for the many ways in which it helps students to realise their full potential, regardless of background. Westminster's founding values are to be inclusive, progressive and compassionate, with a spirit that reflects the University's global reach and location at the heart of a world city which is home to diverse communities. Its teaching is practical, relevant, and contemporary. Providing grounded, holistic education with wide horizons and opportunities, it develops graduates who will help fuel growth and prosperity, and who become responsible citizens of the world.

The University now seeks an Associate Director of Organisation Development to join the People, Culture and Wellbeing (PCW) team.

As key member of the PCW Leadership Team the postholder will be the strategic lead for creating and influencing organisation development culture, strategies and systems across the University. Responsible for the provision of high level, expert, proactive, system wide organisation development (OD) and design, learning and development strategy and engagement interventions, that enable a high performing, engaged workforce whilst driving cultural and behavioural change that delivers a diverse and inclusive culture.

The role is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the University's People Strategy; managing the resourcing of all activities and working with senior management and key stakeholder groups to develop and implement supporting programmes, and operational plans that deliver a measurable improvement in performance in the long term. The postholder will champion 'Being Westminster' and the enabling People Strategy aligning all activities to embedding this strategy, driving cultural and behavioural change. The role is pivotal in ensuring long term sustainability and resilience of the workforce and driving forward the University's ambition to be a sector leading diverse employer.

A skilled communicator, with exceptional people and management skills, the postholder will bring a track record of leading organisational learning and development / cultural change programmes. We are looking for a skilful, flexible, adaptable team player who is creative and resilient, as well as persuasive and empathetic. They will have substantial experience of strategy and policy development and using advocacy skills to bring about attitudinal change and driving transformation. Critically, they will align with and exemplify the University's values.

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below.

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 26 February 2024

Interviews are likely to be held within w/c 4 March 2024

Administrative contact (for queries only): [email protected]


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