HR Business Partner (Organisational Development)

Job Information

Salary: £38,421 - £42,693 p.a.

Contract Type: Full-Time/Permanent

Hours: 37 (open to job share)

Location: Hailsham East Sussex


Hybrid Working Position – Homeworking & Office base at Hailsham, East Sussex

If you are looking for a rewarding and varied career opportunity which has a responsibility to help drive and support cultural change in a dynamic environment, adding real value to our Council then please come and join Team Wealden!

This is a significant strategic HR leadership role, reporting to the People & OD Manager and working closely with the Head of Service. As the OD lead, you’ll be brokering, tailoring and socialising measurable organisation development plans and strategies which integrate with transformation goals and complement HR activities, supporting the Council to invest in their people and meet current and emerging organisational needs.

Strong and confident on influencing key stakeholders, you’ll be leading on workforce development strategies, driving higher performance and improving management capability and the skills and capabilities of staff.  You will support talent management, development and progression, and employee voice and engagement.  Supporting change and continuous improvement initiatives to align systems, processes and people.

You’ll be the lead on Workforce Development and Culture, one of the key workstreams within Wealden District Council’s new People Strategy. This includes working on projects focused on Leading Wealden Forward, and Diversity and Inclusion, building on our already strong foundations in these areas.

Articulate and ambitious, you’ll bring a proven track record of providing strategic HR and OD advice and support within a large complex and changing organisation. You’ll  be a member of the CIPD, with ideally a coaching & mentoring qualification, and you will definitely have strategic HR or OD management experience. Above all, you’ll be motivated by the chance to drive cultural change.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment.  We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

If you have any queries regarding this post, please contact us via email where possible at or if you would like an informal discussion then please contact Debbie Langridge, People & OD Manager on 07971 888428.

Post No: T3001 to be quoted on application.

Job Description

Closing Date: 30/08/2022

Interview Date: 6th September

Post Number: T3001