Person Specification

1. Appropriate professional qualification

  • Degree or equivalent level qualification

2. Experience and Track Record

  • Leading, devising, implementing and evaluating complex organisational change programmes and OD projects at Director level.
  • Track record of transforming business processes to improve business performance, based on intelligence led data and strong project management skills.
  • Leading multi-disciplinary teams through change-related projects and programmes designed to deliver workforce transformation.
  • A successful track record of working with senior level management teams on strategy and change formulation, implementation and evaluation.
  • Extensive ‘hands-on’ change management experience.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with others to achieve success.
  • High levels of IT literacy and an understanding of new ways of working.
  • Evidence of co-ordinating and demonstrating the importance of value for money in everyday operations.

3. Managing Change

  • Manages change through combining excellent project management skills with an inclusive style to deliver intelligence led improvements.
  • Track record in delivering transformational change in organisations through innovative and creative cultural change and employee engagement strategies.
  • Evidence of ability to coach and mentor colleagues in delivering the desired culture and behaviours.

4. Leadership and Vision

  • A highly visible leader that is confident listening and presenting, that inspires staff and encourages innovation.
  • A trusted advisor to the Board, Executive Team, Managers and Staff

5. Interpersonal Persuasion and Influencing

  • Track record in managing challenge and conflict within employee relations and promoting effective relationships.
  • Demonstrates high levels of motivation and resilience combined with enthusiasm, commitment and a curious, inquisitive approach to challenge and seek continuous improvement.
  • Passionate, committed and self-motivated to inspire staff to change.

6. Communication

  • Ability to engage with staff, peers, board members, tenants and external partners to build relationships based on honesty, trust, mutual respect and integrity to inspire confidence and respect.
  • Knowledge of the digital/social media opportunities to aid communication and drive business success.

7. Financial & Risk Management

  • Demonstrable governance and financial compliance management experience within an HR environment to ensure robust compliant operations.
  • Sound knowledge of legislation and good practice in relation to employment law etc.
  • Evidence of a balanced approach to risk management within HR and employee relations activity, taking account of business need and risk and providing balanced advice and direction based on sound judgement.

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