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Head of Organisational Design

Cardiff University

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £70,234 to £71,639 per annum (Grade 9)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th February 2024
Closes: 29th February 2024
Job Ref: 18272BR

It is an exciting time to join Cardiff University, following the recent arrival of our new Vice-Chancellor Professor Wendy Larner who took up her position in September 2023. The first woman in the history of Cardiff University to hold this position, Professor Larner’s leadership marks the start of a new phase of strategic development for the University. To support this new phase of development, we are seeking to appoint to a new role of Head of Organisational Design.

The Role

Working in partnership with our HR leadership and TOM Programme Teams – this role will guide and support the planning and delivery of the organisational design aspects in support of the University’s strategic transformational projects. The role holder will be a key advocate for change and will take a leading role in the design and development of operating model designs (including organisational charts, capability maps, role titles, functional activities and grades) for all our professional services. The role will also lead on the associated areas of people-related change including employee relations, management of consultation processes, reconfiguration of the workforce, and skills transfer to other members of the HR Team.

The post holder will be experienced in providing strategic and operational HR advice/guidance and be comfortable in exercising a high degree of initiative, self-motivation and professional judgement. They will be willing to challenge convention, and enjoy leading a team through change and personal development. Experience and an ability to forge strong relationships will be key. This role will form part of a small centre of expertise focused on organisation change and effectiveness, ensuring that change delivers the desired strategic outcomes, while engaging key stakeholders effectively to ensure the change is well received and implemented.

We welcome applications from outside the higher education sector but candidates must bring credibility in their discipline, a strong values set recognising that universities are truly individual institutions that transform lives and an appreciation of a knowledge led environment.

This post is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years.

Salary: £70,234 - £71,639 per annum (Grade 9)

Closing date: Thursday, 29 February 2024

Interview date to be held 8 March 2024

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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