Are you passionate about learning and organisational development?
Are you able to build and maintain influential relationships, collaborate and work effectively in partnership with a diverse range of stakeholders at all levels of the organisation?
Do you want to be part of a significant culture change project, supporting us to fully adopt more flexible ways of working and upskills our staff in digital skills for the future?
If so, consider applying for the role of Lead Consultant with us!
This fixed term role will oversee our Future Ways of Working programme, supporting us to:
- Get the greatest benefit from flexible working arrangements - for both the business and staff
- Look at how we might get the most effective use of accommodation and lead any culture change that comes from that
- Improve the workplace offer to support hybrid working, collaboration and working with partners
- Improve digital skills and address barriers to inclusion within ways of working
It's a role with a lot of variety and possibility for you to really make a difference to the experience of a large number of people within Brighton & Hove City Council!
Interviews will take place during the week of 29 August
For an informal discussion, please email Amy Newnham, Head of OD and Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the role
We’re looking for someone who, from day one, will shape our culture change around future ways of working, bringing others along with them. You’ll have the ability to quickly understand the challenges and needs of others and build strong relationships to find a way forward.
You'll be a role model for the behavioural change we're looking to embed in the organisation - whether this is our new Ways of Working programme, approaches to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation or demonstrating our leadership behaviours.
You’ll work with a team of well-established and experienced HR and learning professionals, so we are looking for someone passionate about working alongside others in partnership.
You'll design and facilitate sessions and work to get people's attention to engage with our culture change programme so creativity and strong communication skills are a must!
This role offers the perfect opportunity if you’re looking to get your teeth around an OD and learning programme that has significant scope.
You’ll be given freedom to shape the way forward and really make your own mark, impacting thousands of people across the council and developing yourself as a senior Learning and Organisational Development professional.
You’ll learn lots about working in a complex organisation through working in partnership with a variety of different stakeholders – senior leaders through to front-line staff, our worker fora through to Trade Union Representatives.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).