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Associate Director for People Development & Inclusion

Dorset Healthcare University NHS FT
Poole, Dorset
£67,064 - £77,274 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022
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Job overview

Our People are critical to our continued success and the care we provide; having a workforce that is healthy, engaged and highly skilled will be your top priority. Overseeing the following service areas; Workforce Development and Transformation, Organisational Development and Leadership, and Wellbeing Equality and Inclusion you’ll provide leadership and strategic direction to drive a collaborative approach across the Trust whilst ensuring that patient voice, user experience and staff experience inform any transformational programs.

You’ll bring a strong track record of success, collaboration and innovation and be adept at working with diverse teams and harnessing the talent around you. You will have the operational knowledge and experience together with the strategic thinking to lead, shape and drive culture change across the organisation, alongside the ability to ensure a robust workforce planning and development framework is in place, all of which is underpinned by a total commitment to inclusion and wellbeing so that we can make progressive and positive difference to our people, patients, and service users alike.

We’re looking for someone with the ability and determination to lead these essential workstreams.  There will be plenty of opportunities to for you to bring your ideas and experience to the role and you’ll also get to work with a supportive, accomplished and compassionate team who are committed to doing their very best for our people. 

Main duties of the job

Lead and support the strategic workforce planning and people development delivery for the Trust, integrating the different key elements

Ensure that the service areas are aligned and work collaboratively, removing duplication and increasing efficiencies, whilst also considering the Trust values and vision and ensuring this is reflected in everything that is done.

To act as a strategic change agent, taking responsibility for identified projects and supporting leads within the team as required to ensure the organisation is continually striving to improve and develop.

Monitor workforce utilisation and development across the Trust and provide expert advice on improving efficiency and effectiveness and work collaboratively with senior leaders in the development and implementation of a transformational approach to service design.

To ensure the People Development and Inclusion teams support operational services in developing and improving patient care through ensuring that workforce implications of business and service plans are anticipated and managed.

Lead Trust-wide long-term improvement and cultural development programmes.

Support and drive the workforce transformation agenda.

Working for our organisation

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

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