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Organisational and People Development Partner

Salary: £43,742 - £50,056 per annum + Generous holidays, Pension
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Winsley, Wiltshire
Posted date: Friday 24 November 2023
Closing date: Wednesday 06 December 2023
Start date: ASAP
Applications for this vacancy have now closed

Our HR, Education and Research teams strive to equip our staff, volunteers, the community, students, and wider healthcare partners with the knowledge and tools they need to ensure that everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care. We are looking for someone to help us achieve these aims:


In the above role, you will design and implement strategies and interventions that support the strengthening of the leadership cohort and improving the overall culture of the Dorothy House. Some of main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Apply organisational development techniques to a range of cultural and change situations across the charity with a particular focus on leadership and skills development training/facilitation, supporting internal and external interventions as necessary.
  • Developing the organisation's leadership development strategy and framework.
  • Developing the approach to talent identification and leadership succession planning.
  • Conduct learning needs analyses at all levels of the organisation
  • Provide expert facilitation and bespoke interventions to individuals and groups at all levels of the organisation.
  • Lead the development of senior leaders and those on a succession path (clinical and non-clinical), through well designed interventions.
  • Developing and implementing a culture of continuous learning and embedding a coaching culture across the organisation
  • Supporting the delivery of 'a workforce that is well-led, happy, skilled, empowered and resilient' by advising and delivering a range of behavioural, cultural and values-led training, team events and other appropriate interventions
  • Coaching and developing colleagues to initiate effective solutions and deliver training as required by our People Plan priorities.
  • Acting as organisational development subject matter expert, providing guidance and influence relating to leadership and personal development skills, being a role model for the organisation.

See our full detailed Job Description on our website for more information.


This is a full time position working 37.5 hours across 5 days. Working pattern will be usual office hours of 0900 - 1700 and will be based at Winsley with flexible working opportunities available by agreement.


Essential requirements:

  • Experience/qualification in organisation design and development
  • Evidence of CPD in OD/Facilitation/Teaching
  • Leadership development accreditation or qualification (eg. EMCC/ICF coaching)
  • Experience of operating at all levels in identifying developmental needs
  • Experience of developing and implementing OD interventions.
  • Understanding of methodologies and data insights relating to research and evaluation approaches
  • Problem solving approach and ability to deliver innovative solutions
  • Experience in key areas, such as leadership development, relational management and positive psychology
  • Ability to design and deliver training in an engaging and information manner
  • Innovative and energetic
  • Confident in working with a consultancy approach
  • Highly professional, discrete and diplomatic in all matters of business.
  • Flexible, self-motivated and driven to succeed.

Desirable requirements:

  • Chartered member of CIPD
  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Able to identify partnerships and collaborate with stakeholders


Dorothy House is an incredible place to work, these are just a few of our benefits that we offer to our staff:

  • Generous holiday allowance for all roles, increasing with length of service
  • Fantastic refer a friend scheme
  • Excellent industry leading training and development programmes with many career development opportunities
  • Pension with Life Assurance
  • Travel and parking - We offer 45p per mile (currently enhanced due to fuel costs) for work travel. There is unlimited free parking in Winsley.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Counselling and Mindful Employer Charter - providing our staff with information, advice and support for those experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or any other mental health conditions.
  • Simply Health - Providing insurance against certain everyday healthcare costs such as dental and optical treatments.

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we'd love to see your application.

Please note that our vacancies can close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. We therefore encourage early submission of your application.


Interviews for this position are aiming to be held at the end of December


Required skills for this position

At Dorothy House, the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity are central to our work as an outstanding care provider and employer. They are inherent in our values where we care, we connect and we create. We recognise the diversity of the people who deliver our services and the people who receive them. We believe that by building a diverse workforce, underpinned by a culture of respect, we will create an environment where everyone will have access to receive outstanding care and support from Dorothy House, regardless of characteristic.

Our 2021 Services Review identified how we need to work differently to achieve our strategic mission to ensure that “everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care” and has presented us with an opportunity to improve on the “community development” work of the past and engage differently with our communities for the benefit of our patients, carers and families. Put another way, this is our moment ‘to do things differently’ and we are embracing this through Asset Based Community Development. We expect all staff to embrace this strategy and we will provide training accordingly.

What happens next

Step 1

Your application will be processed. One of the team from Dorothy House may contact you to discuss your application further

Step 2

If selected, you will be invited to attend an interview

Step 3

We will keep you informed of the progress of your application throughout the selection process

Elaine Kynaston - healthcare professional talking with patient
Every day is different and challenging, and I feel privileged to be let into the lives and homes of our patients

Elaine Kynaston, Dorothy House carer

Dorothy House is at the end of a phone whenever you need advice or reassurance. There’s just something about all the staff – they’re so approachable.

Angela Selman, DH patient, 2022

I was a Hospice at Home carer for thirty years. I think we all feel privileged to do it. It’s an honour to be with people at the very end of life.

Maggie Matthews, Dorothy House carer

I cannot put into words what a difference your carers made at such a dark time, and I will always be truly grateful.

Family of a patient, 2021

Anyone who works for Dorothy House is passionate about what we do. We’re like a family –we agree on our values and our mission and that comes through more than anything

Sue Spanswick, Dorothy House carer

It sounds a cliché, but every day really is totally different and I get to work with some amazing people

Debbie Russell, Mobile Deputy Shop Manager

I really wanted to work for Dorothy house after seeing first-hand the quality of care they provided. I applied for hospice at home carer role, and was thrilled to be offered a position.

Julia Harper, Dorothy House carer

My role at Dorothy House feels more meaningful than any of my previous corporate experience. Things here really matter, and it is so rewarding playing my part in helping us be there for patients and families

Rhiannon Eveleigh, Corporate Communications, 2022

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