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Head of Organisational Development

Local Government (NJC): P11

Main area
Human Resources, Organisational development
Local Government (NJC): P11
Full time - 35 hours per week
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7 Newington Barrow Way, London N7 7EP.
£70,311 - £74,706 Per annum
Salary period
08/08/2021 23:59

Our ambition

We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.

Our values and behaviours

‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).


Islington HR is reshaping its services. We’re realigning our service provision to put digital, learning and innovation at the heart of what we do. We’re creating 3 new functions – HR Customer Delivery, Organisational Development and Strategic HR Partnering.

Our vision is to be a trusted professional partner, empowering our managers and people to thrive and deliver better services for Islington.  By joining the team, you’ll play a vital role in enabling this, putting fairness and equality at the heart of everything we do – in our communities and our workplace.

You will be responsible for providing an internal OD consultancy service at the highest level, working proactively to design and deliver solutions to meet the council’s needs and key objectives. You will lead on the development and delivery of the Council’s talent strategy for current and aspiring managers within Islington and ensure that our learning and development offer enables the innovation and ambition to be the best council in the country.

You will be responsible for the development and delivery of a best-in-class employee relations policy and pay and reward review, driving innovative new approaches developed in partnership with key stakeholders. You will also work closely with senior leaders and colleagues across the council to develop and deliver Islington’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy, building and embedding an inclusive workplace culture and reflecting the residents we serve at all levels in the council.

If you have the necessary skills and experience and think you have what it takes to drive forward our vision then we look forward to receiving your application.

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Jackie O' Donoghue
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