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Farringdon, Greater London 1.8 miles
£61,559 - £64,800 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The job of Save the Children UK's Head of Organisational Development, Talent and Learning is challenging but massively rewarding - providing huge opportunity to add value and truly make a difference!

  • Are you an organisational development professional who loves developing practical solutions to drive culture and behaviour change?
  • Do you get excited about leading People and Culture transformation projects?
  • Are you driven to deliver results?
  • Are you passionate about creating a diverse, inclusive, collegiate and supportive environment?
  • Are you a values-led leader able to inspire and empower teams to achieve a positive impact?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, then we would love to hear from you!

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Job Purpose

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of People & Culture, the Head of OD Talent and Learning is an integral part of the HR Leadership Team and has full accountability for leading the OD Talent and Learning aspects of our organisational priorities with a particular emphasis on driving enduring culture and behaviour change as well as workforce capability  and sustained performance development. 

The last few years has seen both the organisation and the People and Culture Division embarked on a significant programme of organisation-wide transformation.  At the heart of the transformation programme are a number of OD, talent and learning led priorities which require specilaist thought leadership and expertise as well as the need to operate as a true strategic partner to key stakeholders including the CEO, the Executive Leadership Team and the wider Corporate Senior Leadership Team.

This role will also jointly lead with other members of the HRLT the transformational journey for the People and Culture Division, placing our people at the heart of everything we do; supporting high performance while emphasising kindness, respect, and dignity; and further building an environment where our people feel valued, know that both their mental and physical health and wellbeing is important to us.

This role will visibly lead our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.

Main Accountabilities

The Head of OD, Talent and Learning will play a key role in Leading the delivery of the organisational development, talent and learning components flowing from the Save the Children UK People and Culture Strategy with a focus on:

  • Leading a highly visibly, agile, flexible and innovative OD talent, learning & team that proactively partners their HR colleagues, divisions and the organisation to provide insightful advice and interventions informed by best practice enabling the delivery of the organisation's objectives.
  • Contributing to the shaping and development of the organisation's People and Culture Strategy, drawing on trends and intelligence and sharing relevant insights from external best practice.
  • Leadership and implementation of cross-divisional and organisation wide projects which have OD talent or learning requirements, collaborating with colleagues and external networks.
  • Development of relevant OD, Talent and Learning policies for own area of responsibility, providing subject matter expertise into wider initiatives. Regularly review the ongoing application and effectiveness of relevant policies, ensuring that they are monitored, issues are identified, and improvements proactively developed, within the context of future service requirements.
  • Providing organisational insight on organisational development, talent and learning matters to inform divisional and organisational decisions and measure impact.
  • Leading the team and wider HR department on all matters relating to the Organisational Development, Talent and Learning remit.
  • Effective financial management and control of resources, ensuring risks are identified and managed; and business continuity plans kept up to date
  • As a member of the HR leadership team contributing to the further development of a divisional culture that emphasises accountability; drives performance improvement; demonstrates a commitment to learning, and enables open discussion whilst ensuring that colleagues within the People and Culture Division experience a supportive and kind culture reflective of SCUK's workplace behaviours.
  • Prioritising D&I in career progression, development, talent and succession planning across the organisation; demonstrating leadership, championing and delivering SCUK's D&I Strategy and Action Plan and anti-racism commitments.
  • Strengthening our approach to talent management and succession planning, creating opportunities for staff to develop and thrive both personally and professionally; enabling the retention of diverse talent at all levels in the organisation.  

Person Profile


  • HR and OD professional with specialist expertise including multi-sector and multi HR discipline experience at senior management level.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in core areas of people development, talent management, change management and ways of working
  • Experience of developing and implementing impactful diversity and inclusion solutions to drive greater workforce diversity and inclusion.
  • People management experience to include coaching, developing and performance management of others
  • Leadership Skills with the emphasis on delivery through others
  • Evidence of managing change arising from significant changes to business practices, behaviours and attitudes to include leadership and embedding of large-scale cultural and behavioural change.
  • Project & programme management skills to include leadership of large-scale cultural and behavioural organisational change with the under.
  • Evidence of application of professional expertise to deliver long-term value to organisations; combining strategic insight and people expertise to change the way organisations think about their people; promoting and sharing the highest standards including the development of others and self-improvement.


  • Ability to lead, inspire and build a positive vision and collaborative culture across an organisation
  • Ability to remain solution focused and confident in rapidly changing and time-pressured environments
  • Ability to model inclusive behaviours and practice which influence, motivate and inspire behavioural change across an organisation
  • Ability to establish professional credibility quickly with colleagues, and to interact effectively with staff at all levels and across all departments
  • Ability to manage personal, budgets and resources in a challenging financial climate


  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
  • A highly emotionally intelligent and people-focussed approach that inspires the trust and commitment of others
  • A resilient, clear and decisive decision-making approach which is allied to a consultative and collaborative management style
  • A commitment to Save the Children UK's aims; core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity; and ways of working as set out in Save the Children UK's Workplace Behaviours.

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Closing date: 25th March 2021

Please note - whilst this role is advertised as office based, Save The Children UK will remain a remote-working organisation until at least 30 June 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.

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Posted on: 05 March 2021
Closing date: 25 March 2021
Tags: Human Resources
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