Director of Culture Change, Head of Business Improvement and Change
Post Type Internal (Lords’, PDS and Commons), External
Full Time, Part Time, Full Time/Job Share
Contract Type Fixed Term
Leave entitlement Starting at 30 days per annum
Pension Civil Service Pension Scheme
Closing Date 01/09/2020, 23:55
Interview dates Interviews will likely be held the week commencing 14 September 2020.
Job Description Director of Culture Change Head of BIC JD Aug 2020.pdf – 132KB
The House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK Parliament. It has three main roles: helping to make laws; investigating public policy, especially through its select committee work; and holding government to account through questions and debates. A team of around 600 staff, the House of Lords Administration, enable the House to do its work.
The Administration is committed to making the Lords a great place to work, as part of an inclusive and diverse Parliamentary community. To help achieve this we are recruiting a new Head of the Business Improvement and Change team, who will be the Director of Culture Change across the Lords Administration.
As Director of Culture Change, the postholder will continue to implement and to develop new work to achieve a positive, open and respectful workplace culture, addressing serious issues which were identified in a report by Naomi Ellenbogen QC on bullying and harassment, and which have been identified by staff through other routes as needing improvement. These are key commitments in the Administration’s strategy.
Much work has already been done, including to put the right structures in place to combat bullying and harassment including a Parliamentary behaviour code, an effective independent complaints and grievance process and behavioural training. A Steering Group for Change has been created, consisting of both staff and Members of the House. A series of initiatives is underway to implement the inclusion and diversity strategy (Focus on Inclusion 2019-21), led by our Inclusion and Diversity team.
The main objective of this role is to direct cultural change work across the Administration, and to lead the BIC team in coordinating change work across the Lords Administration.
The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:
-Substantial experience of change management, including in organisational culture change
-Experience in delivering major change initiatives in a complex environment
-Excellent people skills, including the ability to forge effective working relationships with people across the -Administration, Members and the wider Parliamentary community
-A proven ability to engage and inspire people
-Great communication skills, orally and in writing
-Persistence and resilience
-The ability to manage and lead a diverse team
-A demonstrable commitment to inclusion and diversity
-More information can be found in the job description.
All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.