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Organisational Development Consultant

Band 8c

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Organisational Development
Band 8c
Fixed Term 6 month
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£65,753 to £77,906 p.a. inc HCA
23/01/2019 23:59
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Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Organisational Development Consultant – 8c

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Organisational Development Team within the Workforce Directorate for a period of 6 months.

 The role of the Organisational Development Team is to support the Trust to achieve its ambitious strategic agenda and as such has a very stretching and ambitious programme of work over the next two to five years.

 The OD scope of work covers four main pillars:

  • Culture and staff engagement
  • Organisational effectiveness
  • Leadership
  • Organisational Design

 We are seeking an experienced OD consultant to join the team and work across the four pillars with a particular focus on organisational effectiveness. 

 The Trust treats a high volume of patients and safety of those patients and our staff is of paramount importance and this role will work closely with the Medical Directors Office and other key senior leaders in the organisation to support our approach to organisational effectiveness. This is an exciting and innovative opportunity and requires someone with significant diagnostic and dialogic OD experience, with a track record of working with teams to bring about sustainable change in highly pressurised environments.  The post holder will be working closely with the Director of OD and the wider OD team to take this work forward.

 The OD team are often contacted by local teams for support and therefore experience of working within the consulting cycle and effective contracting is essential. The successful candidate will provide OD expertise to teams on a commissioned basis, ensuring that our teams are able to work as effectively as possible therefore experience of working with clinical teams in an NHS setting is required.  A large proportion of the role involves working with teams; to provide challenge and perform diagnostics that can ‘hold a mirror up’ and therefore an ability to effectively and diplomatically manage conflict to support teams achieve positive outcomes is a critical success factor.

This is a fixed term 6 months contract and the Director of OD is seeking a highly experienced, politically astute team member who can work closely with our directorate management teams to have the confidence to tackle some of our complex issues.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working at a senior/ strategic level of OD practice in a complex organisation and delivery of impactful interventions. 

Additional Information

If you are interested in the role then please complete an application form describing how you meet the person specification.

As this role is an 8c it is also subject to psychometric testing and an interview. 

Interested candidates will need to be available for interview on Tuesday 5 February 2019

The role will be based at offices within Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Wednesday 23 January 2019 at midnight

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like to discuss the roles further, please contact Sarah Morgan, Director of Organisational Development on

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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