Organisational Development Consultant (1 year Fixed-term) Ref 20087

School/department: Human Resources/Organisational Development Team
Hours: full time hours up to a maximum of 1 FTE / 37.5 hours
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: 1 year Fixed Term Contract from end of May 2023. This vacancy would also be suitable for an internal secondment.
Reference: 20087
Salary: starting at £36,333 to £43,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 28 February 2023
Closing date: 21 March 2023 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 are entering an exciting period at the University of Sussex, with a new Vice Chancellor, Professor Sasha Roseneil, and a redesigned Human Resources Executive Team, with ambitious goals.  We are in the process of positioning ourselves to provide the very best employee experience for all our colleagues and we are seeking a highly experienced Organisational Development Consultant, to work within our Organisational Development Team. You will:

Provide objective and expert information, advice and guidance for managers within the organisation on improvements to services and activities related to people and organisational development including organisational change initiatives, providing specialist advice on organisational design, team effectiveness, wellbeing and skills/performance capability analysis.

Assess Organisational and Learning Development needs, identifying options and recommending solutions based on required outcomes, liaising closely with relevant stakeholders to agree measures of success and ensure sustainability.

Support the implementation of improvement solutions through design and delivery of organisational and learning development interventions, delivering against agreed measures of success, focusing on continuous improvement and including planning and project management.

We welcome applications from experienced Organisational Development and/or Learning & Development professionals.

Please contact Cathy McDonnell,  for informal enquiries.

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.

Download job description and person specification 20087 [PDF 139.03KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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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 119.50KB] 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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