Senior Organisational Development Advisor

Westminster City Council

Location: London
Salary: £47,568 - £50,559
Closing Date: 17 October 2021
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Job Description

Salary range:  £47,568 - £50,559 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. 

Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6AP

Hours per week: 36 

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 17 October 2021

Contact details for an informal discussion: Jennifer Samuels, Head of Diversity and Inclusion (Interim) via email on Jsamuels2@westminster.gov.uk

About Us:

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF DAPHNE’S INSIGHT  

People Services in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where passionate and expert professionals go above and beyond for their colleagues every day. 

 

Daphne, our champion for people with learning difficulties, is a real beacon. She doesn’t just advocate for colleagues with these difficulties, she teaches managers how to identify and understand the conditions, and support their teams at work. Daphne has an innate ability to see the human behind every situation, helping them capitalise on strengths and overcome challenges to be their very best. With her empathy and expertise, she’s a natural. But then, a lifetime of managing her own dyslexia and dyspraxia brings with it unique insight. Our people – and ultimately residents – benefit every day. 

 

The Role:

As a Senior Organisational Development (OD) Advisor you can make your own powerful contribution to building a more inclusive future. Equality and diversity matter greatly to us at Westminster City Council. The broader the range of voices and experiences in our teams, the better we can serve everyone in our diverse communities. What’s more, we are determined to celebrate and recognise the contribution of our staff in a fair and transparent way. In this key role in our People Services, you’ll help us redouble our efforts to make a difference with our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) agenda. 

 

You’ll enjoy opportunities to lead, deliver and support the delivery and implementation of our high profile D&I agenda. A world-class D&I strategic partner is helping us develop a modern and innovative approach to improve equality, diversity and inclusion while embedding positive, sustainable culture change. At this exciting time you’ll work collaboratively on interesting and complex projects with colleagues including OD Advisors, Council Members and stakeholders, and the Head of D&I. Driving behaviour and culture change, you’ll lead and deliver interventions to close our pay gaps and embed an inclusive workplace culture.

 

About You:

To join us you’ll need proven experience of HR, OD or D&I in a large and complex organisation. You’ll bring to the role a proven ability to help influence culture change or transformation, plus a track record of embedding organisational strategies into diverse organisations. Excellent organisational skills and an understanding of project management are essential. Your ability to communicate, collaborate, challenge and influence at all levels, with all kinds of people, really sets you apart. 

 

The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME) you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments. 

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Our mission is to create a city for all. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.

 

We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.  

At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.

The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME) you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.


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