Workforce and Inclusion

Newcastle upon Tyne

Organisational Development Practitioner



Full time

£26,446 - £29,174 per annum

Newcastle is a great City, one that never stands still, that faces forward and embraces change. A City that makes history and shapes the future with a bold vision to achieve its ambitions supporting a post-pandemic vibrant City for both its residents and visitors.

We have an exciting opportunity in our team for a dynamic individual who can excel working to serve our diverse internal customers within the Council, as well as working with our housing provider, Your Homes Newcastle (YHN).

What will I be doing?

Our Organisational Development Practitioners help to deliver a range of activities in our team, this includes:

• Helping to plan and deliver surveys and other activity which engages our front-line employees and gathers their views;

• Working with business areas to develop engaging e-learning activity on our Learning Management System;

• Supporting the delivery of our People Plan activity by working on a range of different projects across areas like leadership and inclusion.

What will I need to apply?

You will need experience of working either in Organisational Development or in a similar area such as learning and development, HR, workforce development or employee support. You’ll also be looking for your next career challenge to develop your skills and potential.

To be successful, you’ll also need to be able to work independently, as well as the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively as part of our professional team. The role also requires digital skills to work with our on-line solutions that support our agile workforce, as well as the ability to work with data to deliver evidence-based solutions.

What will I receive in return?

As part of our Workforce and Inclusion Directorate, we will support you to thrive in your role. You will have the opportunity to work flexibly across the working week between office and home to suit your work life balance and to meet the needs of the business. To enable you to do that you would need access to the internet via wi-fi in your home and you we would provide the IT equipment to enable you to work from home.

We offer 24 days annual leave pro rata, plus bank holidays rising to 28 days after 5 years. You also have the option to buy additional annual leave. An excellent pension scheme and a range of benefits including discounts at various retail outlets, option to lease cars and buy electronic products through a salary sacrifice scheme are additional benefits available to Council staff. We also provide access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, supporting your health and wellbeing.

Like to join us?

If you believe this could be the right opportunity for you and you have the ability to support our workforce to rise to the challenges of delivering effective outcomes for our residents, then we would love to hear from you. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.

You can review the Person Specification and Job Description at, then apply online ensuring you show us how your experience could fit this post and enhance our team.

If you’d like to know more, contact Lynn, Organisational Development Team Manager at to arrange an informal chat about the role.


Closing date:

16 October 2022

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