Head of Organisational Development & Talent

Leading the development function you will be driving behavioural change throughout the organisation across all areas of talent, leadership, culture and learning

Client Details

The client is a unique and fast paced consumer business with aspirations to be in the Times top 10 companies to work for and a FTSE 100 organisation. They have recently gone through significant changes and continue to do so making this a period of storming and forming to create a platform for further success. Based in Yorkshire and the Humber with sites across the UK, being based on the M62 or M1 would be ideal. A very engaged workforce, they are looking for a L&D specialist who can be innovative and delivery on commercial business goals through effective leadership development.


The Head of Organisational Development & Talent will cover a breadth of activities including

  • Behavioural change and development of leadership behaviours
  • Cultural change across all departments including production and logistics to include a Safety culture
  • Delivering effective coaching and upskilling people managers to coach in the moment
  • Reviewing and implementing changes to the talent strategy and model
  • Evolving current succession processes and driving improvements
  • Leading the L&D and training teams either directly or indirectly
  • Utilising the current LMS/HR systems and maximising capability
  • Driving improvements in the use of the apprenticeship levy and exploring potential revenue streams
  • Senior Stakeholder management


To be successful for the interim Head of Organisational Development & Talent candidates must demonstrate on application

  • Experience of operating a similar level in large organisations
  • Examples of blended learning including commercial outcomes and ROI
  • Change management and cultural change
  • Talent Management experience and examples of working collaboratively with Talent Acquisition
  • Extensive leadership and organisational development examples
  • A coaching qualification ideally
  • Strong Stakeholder management skills at senior level
  • A agile approach to working and demonstrable examples that you are comfortable working in changing situations with pace
  • Resilience and personal gravitas

Job Offer

The role of Head of Organisational Development & Talent will be over a period of 12 months initially and will be full time but 4 days may be considered for the Right person. The client is open to considering both fixed term and day rate candidates at this stage dependant on budgetary requirements.

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