Head of Culture and Organisational Development

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust

The closing date is 14 August 2022

Job summary

The Head of Culture and OD will be a visible, inclusive and collaborative leader, ensuring delivery of the Trust's vision to provide the highest possible standards of compassionate care; the very best patient and colleague experience; and to listen to and involve patients, employees and carers.

They will provide leadership and expert advice in all matters relating to cultural transformation. They will work to the Assistant Director of OD & Learning, ensuring that the Trust delivers its People & OD Strategy, including the Cultural Transformation Programme and ongoing delivery of organisational development initiatives related to culture and organisational climate.

The Head of Culture and OD will take full responsibility for developing and directingthe operationalisation of the Cultural Transformation Programme through a delivery plan and assurance process (including through the Recovery Support Programme to the System Improvement Board) that ensure that UHMB is a great place to work; a great place to be cared for.

They will lead designated programmes of work across the Trust, with expert support and advice from regional and national teams (NHSEI, CQC) to deliver sustainable culture change and improved experience for colleagues and patient care across Morecambe Bay.

Main duties of the job

Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust is going through a period of cultural transformation and together, we are creating a great place to be cared for and a great place to work'.Our teams across our hospitals and community services are all dedicated to offering the best possible services to our patients and local communities. It's also important that every individual that works for our Trust has a positive experience - full of support and opportunity.Following a promotion, we have an urgent vacancy to lead on our ambitious cultural transformation programme. We recognise that culture change and organisational development are fundamental to compassionate, safe and quality care. The post holder will pick up and deliver the existing programme of work, as well as shape our approach into the future. We recognise that culture is not a short-term project and are looking for a permanent addition to the Organisational Development, Learning and EDI team. Reporting to the Assistant Director of OD and Learning, the post holder will work alongside the Head of L&D and the Head of Inclusion and Engagement. We are looking for someone that has a passion for organisational culture and development and the experience and skills to lead through teaming with and bringing the best out of other colleagues. The role requires a natural collaborator and inclusive leader that can manage a complex project whilst also personally deliver on specific workstreams and direct interventions in the OD space.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay

Date posted

26 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8b

Salary

£54,764 to £63,862 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

331-L10460722

Job locations

Royal Lancashire Infirmary

Ashton Road

Lancaster

LA1 4RP


Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post graduate qualification (or equivalent postgraduate level ability and experience)
  • Appropriate professional and leadership qualification (or equivalent training and or experience)
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development, including leadership development
  • Member of the CIPD

Desirable

  • Project management qualification
  • Training, qualifications and experience in improvement methodologies
  • Fellow of the CIPD

Experience

Essential

  • Enabling and supporting cultural transformation in a large, complex organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering significant elements of a People & OD Strategy
  • Evidence of adopting problem-solving approaches to complex issues and situations
  • Evidence of sustainable service improvements using recognised improvement methodology or OD frameworks
  • Experience in the practice and delivery of organisational development

Desirable

  • Significant exposure to close working with Management Boards, Boards of Directors (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable track record of leading quality and service improvement
  • Evidence of budget management for services, including contribution to delivery of cost improvements

Skills

Essential

  • Strong personal values base, congruent with ethos of UHMB
  • Ability to manage complex projects within, and across, organisational boundaries
  • Highly developed organisational, communication and time-management skills
  • Able to work on own initiative, organising and prioritising own workload to set deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt leadership style to circumstances to get best results out of others

Desirable

  • Consultancy skills (internal or external
  • Above-average critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and programme management skills
  • Ability to write Board-level reports with a clear strategic narrative
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post graduate qualification (or equivalent postgraduate level ability and experience)
  • Appropriate professional and leadership qualification (or equivalent training and or experience)
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development, including leadership development
  • Member of the CIPD

Desirable

  • Project management qualification
  • Training, qualifications and experience in improvement methodologies
  • Fellow of the CIPD

Experience

Essential

  • Enabling and supporting cultural transformation in a large, complex organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering significant elements of a People & OD Strategy
  • Evidence of adopting problem-solving approaches to complex issues and situations
  • Evidence of sustainable service improvements using recognised improvement methodology or OD frameworks
  • Experience in the practice and delivery of organisational development

Desirable

  • Significant exposure to close working with Management Boards, Boards of Directors (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable track record of leading quality and service improvement
  • Evidence of budget management for services, including contribution to delivery of cost improvements

Skills

Essential

  • Strong personal values base, congruent with ethos of UHMB
  • Ability to manage complex projects within, and across, organisational boundaries
  • Highly developed organisational, communication and time-management skills
  • Able to work on own initiative, organising and prioritising own workload to set deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt leadership style to circumstances to get best results out of others

Desirable

  • Consultancy skills (internal or external
  • Above-average critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and programme management skills
  • Ability to write Board-level reports with a clear strategic narrative

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust

Address

Royal Lancashire Infirmary

Ashton Road

Lancaster

LA1 4RP


Employer's website

https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust

Address

Royal Lancashire Infirmary

Ashton Road

Lancaster

LA1 4RP


Employer's website

https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Matthew France

matthew.france@mbht.nhs.uk

07715211520

Date posted

26 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8b

Salary

£54,764 to £63,862 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

331-L10460722

Job locations

Royal Lancashire Infirmary

Ashton Road

Lancaster

LA1 4RP


Supporting documents