Senior Change & Improvement Consultant

Unit: People Services

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553

Location: Milton Keynes

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Full-time, permanent

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

People Services is committed to providing The Open University with high quality people solutions and is valued for its efficiency, expertise, partnering capability and service. We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced Senior Change & Improvement Consultant to help shape important decisions from a change and improvement perspective which will support University-wide change programmes.

As a Senior Change & Improvement Consultant, you will have a vital role in building the capability of the Open University to deliver change and improvement effectively. You will be responsible for leading on business change activity, working closely with a variety of teams and departments in investigating, facilitating and driving the change programmes forward to meet business needs.

This is an exciting opportunity which enables you to make a real difference and help drive forward the OU’s mission and strategic objectives.

Skills & Experience

This role will suit you if you:

  • Possess previous experience of identifying and helping to deliver business change in a large, complex organisation.
  • Have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team
  • Are experienced in using business improvement tools on a daily basis such as Lean Six-Sigma, Systems Thinking and Agile delivery methods.
  • Are familiar with a variety of investigating approaches whilst also experienced in data analysis.


The full summary of duties and skills required and details of how to apply for the role can be found by clicking Apply here on Changeboard.

What you get in return

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

How to apply

Click Apply here on Changeboard.

Closing Date: Tuesday 11th May 2021 – Midday.

Please note: If you have not heard from us within a week of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions.

We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. Applications from candidates with protected characteristics are welcomed. Where you start in life doesn’t dictate where you go.

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