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Change and Organisational Development Partner

Home or office based (London EC1) with regular travel
£37,999 pa
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Charities / Not For Profit
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Change Manager
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£37,999 pa (plus £4,689 London Weighting allowance, if candidate is working from London office)
+ excellent benefits including 30 days holiday and flexible working

Home or office based (London EC1) with regular travel

Closing date: 23rd January 2022 at 11.30pm

Do you have proven experience of working in large, complex organisations where you’ve been pivotal in supporting/leading /influencing change interventions? Then join Shelter in the brand new role of Change and Organisational Development Partner and you could soon be playing a vital role at the heart of our Equity, Inclusion and Culture Directorate.

About Shelter
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

About the team

Equity, Inclusion and Culture Directorate (EIC) is a newly formed directorate at Shelter. There are two main functions - Equity and Diversity (ED) and Organisation Development, Learning and Engagement (ODLE). The ODLE team is responsible for developing the organisational capability and structures to drive change and create the culture we need to achieve our goals. Our focus is on enabling Shelter’s leaders to see how we should continuously develop to deliver our strategic goals and help everyone understand the change needed and approach to design it. We also help line managers to communicate and engage their teams as to where Shelter is heading and how we’re progressing.

About the Role

Your focus will be on the people side of Change. You’ll play a pivotal role in driving organisational change readiness for a wide range of initiatives and developing their preparedness to deliver, as well as helping to plan and develop activities that allow the change to happen and making it stick.

Supporting the necessary work to take change projects through a change design gateway that will prepare the organisation for the delivery of strategically significant, complex, transformational change projects and initiatives will be key to your success. That will involve working both on your own initiative, and with a Change Officer and Change Leads. You’ll also be able to call on support from a range of key stakeholders and a Project Governance Office (PGO) to lead the co-creation of change management plans, with a view to engaging and preparing frontline colleagues, enablement teams and their leaders. Line managing the Change Officer will be part of your remit too, in a role that will see you contribute to Shelter’s development by working to improve change capability to support the successful delivery of a variety of strategic goals and outcomes.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

About you

Already with significant project and programme management experience, you’re confident dealing with complex change programmes. You’re also used to working with all levels of an organisation, building relationships and becoming an influential and trusted adviser with key stakeholders. A proven ability to analyse organisational change readiness, engage others in conversations about how to make the change and drive processes and behaviours for the design and planning of change readiness and improvement initiatives is also required. What’s more, you’re innovative, comfortable working on your own initiative and excel at creating effective change management plans for a diverse range of strategically significant, complex and transformational change projects.

As well as a good understanding of Vanguard/ Theories of change/systems change/Lean/ Six Sigma, a Change management/OD qualification is essential once confirmed in post. And, crucially, you’re keen to apply your expertise in leading and driving change to ensure Shelter can meet its strategic goals and outcomes and continue to deliver on our purpose of defending the right to a safe home.

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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