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Deputy Director of People & OD

NHS AfC: Band 8d

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NHS AfC: Band 8d
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Across Morecambe Bay
Across Morecambe Bay
£73,936 - £86,687 per annum per annum
31/01/2020 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''


Are you looking for a new challenge in 2020 with an opportunity to really make UHMB a great place to work; a great place to be cared for? Are you able to translate People & OD strategy into operational reality for our 6600 employees in order to deliver the aspirations set out in our Colleague Experience Strategy and the ambitions being developed through the national NHS People Plan?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious HR professional to join a People & OD Team that has won national recognition for its work on OD, recruitment, inclusion and use of digital technology. You will play a pivotal role in the operationalisation of the overall strategy, for building people and leadership capability to meet the Trust’s objectives, and in enabling teams to deliver continual improvement in quality, outcomes and service experience for patients, colleagues and citizens.

Your specific portfolio will encompass:

  • Strategic People Projects (initially Medical Productivity, Improving Attendance)
  • Workforce Planning & Transformation
  • People & OD Governance and Assurance
  • Employee Health & Wellbeing
  • People Analytics (incl. Digital Strategy)
  • Strategic Oversight of Employee Relation

As a key element of the role, you will lead designated programmes of workforce transformation to support the development of the Morecambe Bay Integrated Care Partnership, working across organisational boundaries to support delivery of the triple-aim for Morecambe Bay.

You will combine gravitas and intellect with extensive professional HR and/or OD experience. With a track record of leading strategic initiatives and major workforce projects, you will need to be politically astute, intellectually agile with excellent communication skills. Creative, innovative and highly skilled at forging relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, you must demonstrate passion and empathy for the values of the Trust including employee engagement, respect at work and inclusion.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with aspirations and ambition of attaining board leadership roles in the future.

Are you up for the challenge?

Initial Interview & Stakeholder Assessment - 17th February 2020

Final Stage Interview - 2nd March 2020

Psychometric testing will form part of candidate assessment ahead of final interview

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.


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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

David Wilkinson, Director of People and OD, on 01539 716650