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Director of Culture, Leadership & Organisational Development

Director of Culture, Leadership & Organisational Development

Oxford/remote working

We are one of the best NHS Trusts to work for in the country. Please come and join us as we embark on an exciting period of new investment and transformation in our People & Communications Directorate.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) is a world-renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK. The Trust is made up of four hospitals – the John Radcliffe Hospital, the Churchill Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, all located in Oxford, and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, north Oxfordshire. The Trust employs over 14,000 staff and provides a full range of clinical and specialist services. Our collaboration with the prestigious University of Oxford underpins the quality of the care that is provided to patients, from the delivery of high-quality research, bringing innovation from the laboratory bench to the bedside, to the delivery of high-quality education and training of doctors.

This is an exciting time to join a new team and be part of delivering an ambitious new OUH People Plan 22-25 to deliver our strategic vision.

As Director of Culture, Leadership and Organisational Development you will be a pivotal member of the People & Communications Directorate and assist with the delivery of the Trust’s People Plan ensuring the Trust retains talent and develops the best workforce to deliver our goals and objectives.

With a specific focus on enabling OUH with culture change, leadership development, organisational quality improvement and transformation, you will play a key role in promoting excellence across the Trust through a healthy culture based on effective teams, system working, continuous improvement and learning.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Delivery of OUH’s People Plan 22-25 ensuring our target impacts are achieved.
  • Developing and implementing the Trust’s approach to the Organisational Development agenda and ensuring alignment with the Trust vision, values and strategic aims.
  • Leading the organisational development priorities and creating a culture that is driven by purpose; enabling our people to fulfil their potential to serve our patients and harnesses the best of behavioural, relational and structural approaches.
  • Supporting OUH in ensuring that we are ‘Well Led’ and play a lead role nationally and regionally with Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (BOB) in the development of our leaders, leadership teams and the next generation of talent.
  • Playing a significant part in driving improvements in equality, diversity and inclusion and health and wellbeing agendas.

The successful candidate will need experience of delivering large scale OD programmes within a comparably complex organisation. You will also have experience of supporting and changing organisational culture linked to continuous improvement.

We are looking for a values-driven professional who has a creative and agile mindset, motivated to always look at how things can be continually improved. You will be adept at building successful relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and bring impressive facilitation skills, along with the credibility and confidence to contribute within a vibrant and diverse professional environment.

If you are an experienced OD leader and are looking for an exciting opportunity to make an impact within an innovative and ambitious team, we’d love to hear from you.

We offer flexible working arrangements and promote agile working with on-site presence as and when the required. This role is full time – 37.5 hours per week.

Applications need to be made via NHS jobs, please email for recruitment pack or contact Samantha Eales on 0207 747 4949

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