About the role
Bracknell Forest Council has an ambition to be a high performing organisation. We want to be characterised by effective leadership that empowers managers - where individuals are self-reliant, flexible and responsive to service demands. We are committed to a culture that encourages people to be their best, with clarity of responsibility and accountability. This is underpinned by a clear strategy for people and their development.
We have embarked on a major transformation programme which is now reshaping services and ways of working to improve our efficiency. This includes a new way of organising how support services are delivered with re-engineered, more efficient processes, together with a Strategic Centre and Business Partnering arrangements.
In this exciting place shaping role, you will spearhead the new 2017 – 2020 OD strategy. You’ll also contribute to the design and delivery of other organisational strategies and management of change across the council.
Your key priorities will be to develop and implement culture change and leadership development programmes. You will also ensure the effectiveness of Learning and Development interventions to support the council’s transformation and new ways of working.
You’ll be a self-motivated Organisational Development Specialist with MICPD and OD qualifications or equivalent, be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge and application of theory and practice in OD and L&D, with a proven track record of delivering successful OD projects.
You’ll have excellent influencing and interpersonal skills, effective planning and project management skills. You will be comfortable with ambiguity, pragmatic and solution oriented.
As an area, Bracknell Forest has much to offer. It is a modern town that is currently benefitting from a major programme of regeneration. These plans are revitalising the town centre bringing an abundance of new retail outlets, restaurants, cafes and leisure opportunities. Though much of its centre is modern, Bracknell has a strong historic background. Once part of the Windsor Great Forest, one fifth of the borough is woodlands, with another fifth protected for its high wildlife value including ten sites of specific scientific interest.
Located in the heart of the Thames Valley and close to Reading, Bracknell has excellent road and rail links to all areas of the UK, with the council office situated within two minutes walk of the station. There is also onsite parking, making it extremely accessible.
Bracknell Forest Council prides itself on being an excellent employer. We offer a fantastic range of benefits including flexible and agile working arrangements, as well as learning and development opportunities which will offer the chance to develop and progress your career.
How to apply
We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible and we just ask that you complete our online application form providing further information against a couple of specific questions. You are also welcome to attach your CV, if you have one to further support your application.
For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Sue Wait at Jobsgopublic SmartSearch, our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email .
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.