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Organisational Development Consultant - RCN01440

Organisational Development | Negotiable Location | £45,810 (including inner London weighting of £4410)

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract

At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with over 450,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

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Organisational Development Consultant
Location Negotiable between RCN Cardiff Gate Office and RCN UK HQ
35 hours, 6 month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment

As an OD Consultant, you will get involved in a range of projects from the delivery of our learning and development solutions and the implementation of some of our ongoing projects, linked to our staff surveys, post COVID OD interventions and review of our core behavioural competencies. We are upgrading our Learning Management System (LMS) and you will be involved in providing support for staff as they make the transition to our upgraded LXP (Learning Experience Platform).

You'll use your positive attitude, OD knowledge and influencing skills to support and develop individual members of staff, teams and the wider organisation. Your ability to develop appropriate development solutions will help shape behaviour and drive the desired culture of leadership development and blended learning as outlined in our People Vision 2021.

As an OD Consultant, you will have lots of opportunity to work creatively and will be given a high degree of accountability. You will have direct contact with your customers to understand their needs, shape interventions using your skills and experiences, and then review how behaviour has changed based on the solutions you delivered.

Your influencing skills will be used continually in all aspects of your work including the diagnosis and delivery of OD solutions.

Every day will be filled with possibilities, and we are always looking to do things better so you will have plenty of opportunity to work with the rest of the People and OD team to shape how things are done.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after your customers. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

As well as experience of working in an OD related role, to join us you will need knowledge of management development and coaching approaches. Your facilitation skills learnt from a related OD background, will need to be used both in diagnostic and design meetings with stakeholders, and working with groups in delivering dynamic and lasting change interventions.

Awareness of personal impact and ability to demonstrate a flexible approach is essential, to manage the different stakeholders and project sponsors, whilst remaining positive as objectives and outcomes are defined and sometimes altered, before being finalised.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible.


Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.

Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being.

We are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely should we need to, in accordance with Government advice, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period.

Please note, should we receive a suitable number of applications for this post after a week of posting this advert, this vacancy may close early, before the closure date stated below.

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Sara Williams OD manager on 029 20 546478.

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact recruit@rcn.org.uk

Opening Date: 11 June 2021
Closing Date: 11.59pm on 29 June 2021
Assessment Centre: 09 July 2021
Interview Date: 14 July 2021

Interview date: 14/07/2021

Contracted hours: 35

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