Organisational Development Consultant ref 20649

School/department:Human Resources/Organisational Development Team
Hours: Part time - 0.6 FTE / 22.5 hours Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent 
Reference:  20649
Salary: starting at £36,333 to £43,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 18 May 2023
Closing date: 5 June 2023 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: As soon as possible
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 on improvements to services and activities related to people, leadership and organisational development including organisational change initiatives, providing specialist advice on organisational design, team effectiveness and skills/performance capability analysis. There is a particular focus for this role on leading our leadership development programme.
  • 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 the design and delivery of organisational and learning development interventions, delivering against agreed measures of success and ensuring continuous improvement, effective 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 20649 [PDF 116.81KB]

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 [DOCX 65.11KB] 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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