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People and Organisational Development (POD) Consultant

University of Birmingham - People and Organisational Development

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 with potential progression once in post to £56,587
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th January 2022
Closes: 30th January 2022
Job Ref: 80014

Interview date 1st March 2022

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced People and Organisational Development Consultant to work in a leading Russell Group university. Working in a high performing and well-regarded POD team, you will act as an enabler to the successful delivery of the University’s strategy. You will work in collaboration with senior managers across the University to develop individual, team and organisational wide development interventions. The POD consultant will provide advice on specialist POD / Learning & Development issues and help to design and implement various interventions related to staff development.

  • Be a trusted advisor to senior colleagues on all aspects of University wide, team and individual POD challenges / opportunities within a College.
  • Plan, design and implement key POD related project work / consultancy support across the University, allocated by Assistant Director of HR - POD and directly account manage key senior stakeholder relationships.
  • Facilitate team development sessions / away days with senior colleagues, and use psychometrics as required e.g., MBTI
  • Ownership for and delivery of various key leadership programmes for senior academic and professional services colleagues.
  • Be a core member of the internal Coaching academy pool of coaches, which includes 1-2-1 coaching of academics and professional service’s staff.
  • Take a leadership role in supporting the growth and development of the Coaching Academy e.g., co-ordinating CPD events, evaluation, marketing, developing the non-POD coaches, evaluation.
  • Facilitate action learning sets and create communities of practice for particular grades / roles.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience Required

Essential

  • A postgraduate degree (business, psychology) or relevant professional qualification, for example, PG Cert, C&G trainer or CMI/ILM certificate or diploma
  • Experienced designing and delivering Organisational Development and learning and development related interventions.
  • Excellent facilitation skills with credibility at senior levels.
  • A good knowledge of the whole learning and development cycle
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • An experienced coach able to work with senior staff in coaching and 360 feedback exercises, preferably qualified
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects from initial concept to delivery.
  • Able to exercise discretion and tact in dealing with matters of a highly confidential nature.
  • Good IT skills, and the ability to learn new IT software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills
  • A high degree of initiative, personal judgement, resourcefulness, resilience, flexibility and a self-motivating approach
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to meet challenging and sometimes competing demands
  • An ability to manage competing projects effectively and be flexible in approach as required to support the POD team’s overall effectiveness and delivery requirements.
  • A good team worker who enjoys working in a high performing, close knit team environment
  • The ability to work effectively with staff at different levels of the organisation.

Desirable

  • A coaching qualification
  • An external coaching qualification by a recognised body
  • Accredited in at least one of the following psychometric instruments e.g., MBTI, SDI, Hay, Korn Ferry.

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit our careers website; https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233, please quote Job Ref 80014 in all enquiries.

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