Senior OD Partner

New opportunity as a Senior Business Partner - OD to join an award winning, fast-paced organisation based in Hampshire.

Job Details

3rd May 2022
Up to £62,000 + benefits
Permanent / Full Time

This role is managed by:
Jen Gaster

or call our Hampshire office 01962 432001

 HR Heads have an exciting HR opportunity as a Senior Business Partner – OD to join an award-winning, fast-paced organisation based in Hampshire.
This new Senior Business Partner – OD position within the organisation is offering up to £62,000, benefits with hybrid working – with an expectation to be working in the office 3 days and from home 2 days a week.
The Senior Business Partner – OD will be integral to the shaping and delivery of organisational and cultural change through the development of organisational design programmes and projects aligned to the organisations’ future-ready strategy including staff survey outcomes, cultural change through leadership and organisational development, EDI and wellbeing, reward, recognition and policy review.  As a senior member of the HR management team, you will lead, inspire and develop your team to deliver key elements of the people strategy. 
Key Responsibilities:  

  • Use expert knowledge and experience to support the Head of HR with developing and implementing effective OD strategies, policies, procedures and operations to achieve people strategy
  • Work closely with senior leaders to shape and deliver cultural change, organisational design and business planning priorities
  • Lead the OD team to successfully design and implement key strategic programmes and projects relating to organisational design and change aligned to the people strategy and within budget
  • Motivate and develop your team in order to maintain and update their professional expertise, including carrying out Performance Development Review (PDR)
  • Lead on the organisation of external learning and development requirements and chair networking/champion forums as and when required
  • Represent the HR team on internal project groups and external groups/committees as required
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships across the organisation, particularly with senior leaders, to understand changing needs, challenge thinking and promote the HR strategic agenda
  • Design comms plans and draft relevant committee papers, presentations and reports for the Head of HR as requested
  • Communicate the OD plans and objectives to the wider HR team to achieve a shared vision, build substantial working relationships and train to develop skills
  • Deputise for the Head of HR as appropriate
  • Gather, analyse and utilise management information to inform recommendations, actions, decision making and when producing reports
  • Use systems to generate efficiencies and work with the HR Operations team to realise system benefits as required.

Skills and experience:  

  • Knowledge of current employment legislation and employment procedures
  • Experience in Learning and Development techniques and models
  • Project management (ideally including TUPE)
  • Working alongside senior leaders to facilitate and shape thinking
  • Demonstrable experience in facilitating a growth mindset throughout an organisation, driving and implementing change and organisational design
  • Delivering strategic programmes and projects on time and to budget
  • Leading and developing a team of HR professionals
  • Development and implementation of employment policies and practices to support organisational change
  • An excellent communicator and can influence and negotiate at the senior level
  • Able to write reports and papers and other correspondence, able to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Excellent Powerpoint/presentation skills
  • Solid IT/MS Office skills, particularly Excel for reporting/analytics
  • Can interrogate data  

The successful candidate will be at least Level 7 CIPD qualified and have a degree or equivalent in HR experience.

You will be a proactive and strategic leader who can champion groups and networks where required and has excellent communication skills.