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Organisational Development Partner

Human Resources
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
40,332 - 49,553 a year
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Role Description


The People and Organisational Development team offer award-winning development and learning opportunities for everyone at the University of York, from individual staff, teams and departments to students through our diverse range of programmes. The department is seeking to recruit a new Organisational Development Partner on a fixed-term basis to contribute to the University’s development needs.


You will work collaboratively with HR Business Partners, Heads of Faculty Operations and Senior Academic staff to design, deliver and implement programmes of activity to support the organisational development of the University of York, enabling us to meet our Vision for York.

You will be an experienced OD practitioner with a flexible approach and clear outcome focus to ensure the interventions we offer are aligned to institutional strategic ambitions and departmental priorities. You will co-create programmes in collaboration and partnership with colleagues across the University, and you will adopt a facilitative approach to maximise learning and enhance best practice. Your specific focus will be on the continuing development of our people, processes, systems and procedures.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed


  • Relevant degree or equivalent professional qualifications


  • Track record of innovative and impactful interventions to support strategic organisational change
  • Experience of partnering with senior leaders to design and deliver comprehensive OD interventions
  • Experience of applying organisational development techniques and strategies in practice

Skills, abilities and competencies

  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to credibly influence others at all levels of an organisation
  • Ability to prioritise competing workloads and work to tight deadlines
  • Well developed project management skills
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

Interview date: 26 April 2021

For informal enquiries: please contact Penny Foster at

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