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Organisational Development Consultant (1704)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

Your Role

Working as an Organisational Development Consultant (ODC), you’ll be responsible for establishing and maintaining key stakeholder relationships, owning core OD products and leading on development initiatives across the Irwin Mitchell group. You’ll be working closely with a team of HR professionals to lead and deliver development solutions, as well as leading a team of Organisational Development Specialists to support our business strategy.

What You’ll Be Doing

• Contributing and supporting the People strategy and priorities
• Partnering with senior stakeholders to design and embed effective performance management principles
• Collaborating with subject matter experts from across the business to implement OD solutions which support business strategy, drive cultural change and impact performance
• Developing core programmes such as Leadership, Agile Mind-set or Sales; this incorporates undertaking needs analysis, design, delivery and evaluation
• Undertaking systematic and critical needs analysis, reviewing and improving of cyclical organisational development activity, such as, performance review and promotions development solutions
• Providing advice and expert guidance on skills and behaviours required using coaching and facilitation to senior leaders across the Irwin Mitchell group
• Decide on, and shape, the learning methodology which is appropriate to meet the needs of our business and our people
• Presenting updates and knowledge sharing to key stakeholders on the progress and action required to ensure the successful delivery and embedding of organisational development initiatives
• Understanding the business model, our strategy and our people capabilities to enable you to fulfil the role of trusted advisor for business stakeholders

What We’re Looking For

• A strong background as an experienced Organisational Development leader, working in a national organisation.
• Experience of designing and embedding performance management principles across an organisation
• Understanding of how to interpret key people data and insight such as engagement data, 360 feedback, personality profiling and performance information
• Previous experience of supporting transformational change activity
• Skilled at engaging with a developing partnership with external providers
• A highly self-aware professional, with the ability to flex their communication and influencing style to audiences of up to Executive Board level
• Highly disciplined and organised, and comfortable working independently in a remote working environment as well as contributing positively to a high performing team
• Experience of leading and working within cross divisional project teams

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    Group Services
  • Team:
    People Development
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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