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Head of Organisational Development, Wellbeing & Inclusion

Dorset Healthcare University NHS FT
Poole, Dorset
£56,164 - £65,262
Closing date
2 Oct 2022
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Job overview

We are an outstanding rated Trust, and our people are critical to our continued success and the care we provide.  In this newly created role you’ll lead your teams in developing and delivering strategies and initiatives that help the Trust embed a culture that is open, compassionate, empowering and inclusive. Fundamental to achieving this is the design and delivery of an effective leadership development strategy that truly inspires and enables our leaders to be the best they can be and aligns their leadership with Trust values. 

You’ll also lead on our employer engagement strategy ensuring a dynamic programme that has a measurable and positive impact across all our staff groups. Enhancing staff wellbeing and inclusion will run through everything we do and with this commitment you’ll be instrumental in driving organisational improvement and transformational change making Dorset Healthcare an even better place to work.

Naturally you’ll bring a strong track record of success and collaboration and be adept at working with diverse teams and harnessing the talent around you. Your natural communication skills and solid OD knowledge and experience will stand you in good stead as you lead, shape and drive cultural change and in turn make a real difference to our people, patients and service users alike.

We are committed to developing our people; continuous professional and career development is at the heart of our offer.  

Main duties of the job

We are also committed to ensuring our people achieve a work-life balance and key to this is our approach to flexible working.

Work with the senior leadership team to promote a quality-focused culture that is open and transparent, that empowers staff, drives positive staff experiences and nurtures a learning environment.

To be responsible for management and performance of strategic initiatives that focus on achieving the Trust’s aims devising, reviewing and revising an annual OD plan to drive transformational culture change.

To be responsible for development and delivery of a Staff Engagement Strategy and plan that includes the development of tools, training and channels to support line managers and team leaders to deliver high levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.

Provide a focus on maintaining a healthy workforce adopting a holistic approach, contributing to increasing wellness within the Trust and reducing sickness absence.

Working closely with the Head of Occupational Health, ensure that the Occupational Health function is aligned to the Well-being strategy and identify where focus is needed to further enhance the health and well-being of our staff to enable organisational development and transformation.

Working with colleagues at all levels within the organisation to develop the expertise and understanding of the Board, Senior Managers, managers and staff on matters relating to equality, diversity and inclusion.

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[1]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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