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Head of Organisational Development & Culture - Manchester, Greater Manchester - 6 days ago


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Job Role: Head of Organisational Development & Culture Salary: £50,682 - £55,159 per annum Hours: 36.25 hours per week, full time Contract: Permanent Locations: Dual locations - GMCA HQ (Manchester City Centre) & Fire Service HQ (Swinton) Role profile Your role: As the Head of OD & Culture for Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) you will build on the progress made to develop and implement a comprehensive and inclusive OD Strategy that ensures that the leaders of the organisation create an environment where all employees feel that they are valued and empowered and that they have the opportunity to grow and develop with the city region. In particular the job holder will play a key role in the change process for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS). The main priority areas for the successful candidate will be to; • Further develop the "We are GMCA" OD Strategy and plan to ensure that the leadership and culture of the GMCA effectively supports the delivery ambitions of the Greater Manchester Strategy. • Design and deliver an integrated OD programme that supports the transformation of the GMFRS to ensure that each and every member of the team feel equipped and enabled to deliver the mission to save lives, protect communities and effectively work together with partner organisations. This is a high profile, demanding and unique role, requiring close working as an integral part of an experienced and supportive HR and OD team and collaborative working with senior leadership teams across the organisation. The post holder will report in to the Strategic Director of HR and OD and will work closely with GMCA leadership, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Fire Officer. If you want to make a real contribution to the development and growth of Greater Manchester and you want to help put people at the heart of that development and growth in a fast paced, complex, politically sensitive and rapidly changing environment, then this is the role for you. It's a unique opportunity in public sector HROD for the right person. About you We're looking for someone who shares our passion for delivering service and organisational development to join us and boost our work to demonstrate the importance of our workforce in organisational culture. For more information about the person we are looking for please see the role profile attached. About us Here in Greater Manchester we believe in leading the way and doing things differently. GMCA plays a huge role in bringing people and organisations together. Devolution gives local people more control over issues that affect our area. It means that city regions speak with one voice and we can make the strongest case for resources and investment. It also helps the entire North of England achieve its full potential. As an employer, GMCA is an integrated organisation made up of a number of key pan-Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including: Waste; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police; Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Aging Hub; the Commissioning Hub; and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS). GMFRS is currently undergoing a service wide review under the title of "Programme for Change" (PfC), which has been driven from a number of factors, including: the response to the Manchester Arena attack, the Kerslake Report and feedback from frontline Firefighters with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. More information about the PfC can be found on our website here: . Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is one of the largest Fire and Rescue Services outside London with more than 2,100 members of staff and 41 fire stations. We cover an area of approximately 500 square miles and a culturally diverse population of 2.8 million people. To find out more about our organisation please click here: Our offer In return for your hard work, we offer our employees a competitive package which includes; * Flexible working conditions * Ability to accrue 2 flexi days every 4 weeks (up to grade 11) * Family friendly policies including parental leave (maternity, shared parental, adoption, maternity support) * Ability to buy additional annual leave * Generous Annual leave scheme - 25 days + Bank Holidays per annum upon starting, after 5 years' service increase to 30 days + BH and after 10 years' service increase to 32 days +BH. * Local Government Pension Scheme * Employer investment in training and development, and professional sponsorship including CPD * Corporate travel loans * Cycle scheme * Discount scheme (MiRewards) on local and national high street brands * Health and wellbeing offer - Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Programme * Modern city centre offices (role specific) * Sports and welfare club * Commitment to diversity and inclusivity with 4 active staff networks for; LGBTA, BAME, Disability and Women Privacy Notice Employees on the redeployment reg

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