The RSPCA has launched a new strategy, ‘Together for Animal Welfare’, which will take us to 2030, so it is a very exciting time to join us.
We need to ensure that our operating model will enable us to fulfill our ambitious
strategic aims, so we are building a Design and Development team to focus on redesigning the operating model for the RSPCA.
As our Head of Design and Development, you will play a hugely significant part in designing the future of one of the largest charities in the UK.
We will look to you to lead the design and development of the RSPCA’s Target Operating Model (TOM). You will take responsibility for enabling the application of the strategy and vision to our business operations.
A key focus of your work will be to deliver a high level representation of how the RSPCA can be more efficient and effective in its delivery and execution of our strategy.
The Head of Design and Development role will be a part of our structure for a period of 24 months; during which time, the post holder will design relevant pilots, develop business cases and will design and manage the TOM implementation.
We will look to you to provide an internal consultancy to the RSPCA Transformation programme and Strategy function, which will involve designing an operating model across our Transformation programme.
As Head of the Design and Development team, you will also be responsible for managing the four Design and Development Managers and for building strong relationships with key stakeholders.
The role will be hybrid working from our London Hub in Blackfriars with a high focus on remote working. Trips to our hub will be for core collaboration.
What we are looking for in you:
It is essential that our Head of team is able to demonstrate strong leadership skills; we are looking for someone who can lead by example and who can motivate others to work to a high standard and to maintain sight of the team and organisation’s vision. You must also be able to instill trust and confidence in everyone you work with.
A key part of this role will be to analyse problems and present options on how to solve them; therefore, you must be a clear strategic thinker, who is able to gather, digest and analyse evidence and data from a number of internal and external sources.
You must also have strong communication skills, along with the ability to present clearly to a variety of audiences.
We are keen to receive applications from those with a strong desire to learn and continuously improve, whilst instilling enthusiasm and motivation into the rest of the team.
This role will be well suited to those from a management consultancy background, or those with experience of working within business development or solution design teams. If you would like to play a huge part in shaping the future of the RSPCA, this is a fantastic role for you.
We are compassionate * We are inspirational * We are committed * We are expert * We act with integrity.
What’s in it for you:
You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes: Great Annual Leave benefits - All staff receive 25 days annual leave on entry rising to 30 days after five years service and 31 days after six years service plus an additional Society day around Christmas. Staff can also carry over up to five days leave to the next leave year.
We also offer a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme.
Flexibility in Hours
We understand the importance of work-life balance and we offer our colleagues the flexibility to vary their location between both the office and home. Core Hours (currently being trialed) with agreement staff can work their 35 hours flexibly across Monday to Friday. Provided the core hours of 1000-1500 are covered start and finish times each date can be flexed (prorated for part time staff) If you are looking for further flexibility, speak to us at the interview stage so that we can consider your request.
How to apply:
To apply, Please send your CV and Cover Letter quoting reference HDD4412 by the closing date of the 6th of June 2022. Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close this advert once sufficient applications have been received.
All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team.
We strongly believe in being an innovative, diverse, and inclusive organisation and recognise that diversity in all of our people will help achieve that purpose and our mission more effectively. We actively encourage and seek applications from a wide diversity of candidates and in particular welcome applications from minority ethnic, black, and
candidates with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at the RSPCA.
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