Organisational Development Adviser Ref 6058

School/department: Human Resources
Hours: Full or part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 6058
Salary: Starting at £34,304  to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 17 August 2021.
Closing date: 21 September 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.  
Expected interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: To be confirmed

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity to join our organisational development team as an Organisational Development Adviser. This is a newly created role 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 holder 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
  • Experience of designing and delivering engaging leadership and management learning solutions and programmes.
  • Experience of Coaching and/or mentoring

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

Download job description and person specification Ref 6058 [PDF 121.42KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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