Organisational Development Consultant x2 Ref: C147-01

School/department: Organisational Development, Human Resources
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0FTE per week, requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: C147-01
Salary: Starting at £34,404 to £40,927 per annum,
Placed on: 20 June 2022
Closing date:  04 July 2022
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for two people to join our organisational development team as Organisational Development Consultants. These are newly created roles and you will join a wider team of three OD Advisers to support the delivery of the University’s strategic and operational objectives. They will support the Head of OD to implement a range of OD projects and initiatives across the institution. 

They will be expected to work flexibly across disciplines to deliver activity to build both colleague and organisational capability. The post holder will be required to research, design and deliver a range of OD interventions and monitor their impact and effectiveness with regard to Leadership and Management Development, Culture Change, Staff Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Learning and Development and Talent Management. 

They will play a key role in the development and delivery of a Leadership and Management Strategy which engages, develops and retains our current and future leaders and managers. The post holders will work closely with HR Business Partners to support workforce planning and organisational change initiatives, providing specialist advice and planning on a range of matters including organisational design, succession planning and skills/performance capability analysis. 

They will also work collaboratively with the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit to provide organisational development support to enable the University meet the objectives within the Inclusive Sussex Strategy. The Successful candidate will:

  • be able to engage, influence and negotiate with a range of key internal and external stakeholders
  • Have substantial experience of successfully developing and implementing organisational development strategies and initiatives in a multi-disciplined organisation

Informal enquiries can be made by emailing Sarah Engineer (

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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How to apply

For more details of this role please contact DiversityHR on 01273 814716 or email

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