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Deputy Director of People & Organisational Development

Job Description

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Deputy Director of People & Organisational Development

Salary: Band 8d

Contract: Permanent

This is a new and exciting role, supporting the Director of People and Organisation Development to lead the implementation of the Trust’s Workforce Planning, and cultural transformation approach and its associated programmes of work.

Our Trust has an excellent reputation but as with all NHS providers we are not without our challenges; recruitment and retention, rising demand for all services, ensuring effective system working and an ever-challenging budget to name but a few. We employ over 4500 colleagues and these, along with the patients they serve are our focus, a focus that must be unrelenting and long term.

The People Directorate at Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust is responsible for delivering our people strategy, policies, practices, and people services. The Directorate also supports the delivery of our wider Trust strategies such as our Clinical and Trust Strategy. Through this role, we want to strengthen our focus on improving the staff experience, and our culture and embedding a proactive and robust approach to workforce planning.

We aim to reset our organizational culture by embedding an approach that is underpinned by our Trust CARES (Courageous, Ambitious, Responsive, Empowering, and Supportive) values, articulate clear accountabilities for all our staff, and our commitment to embed a compassionate leadership approach, driven by inclusion and equity.

We recognise that the people who comprise our workforce are our most important asset and key to providing excellent patient care. Our investment in their development, the environment, wherever they work, and whatever their role is important as we believe staff experience and patient care are linked, improving outcomes for all involved.

As a suitable candidate, experience of working in the health and social care sector would be advantageous, however, we are keen to hear from experienced individuals from other sectors. You will be able to evidence strong experience in workforce planning, transformational culture change, and Human Resources. You will be able to add real value and diversity of thought to our Trust, whilst nurturing and strengthening our relationships with our stakeholders in our Integrated Care System and our wider community.

If your values match our values, if you believe in the diversity of a workforce, if you have a strong and unwavering belief in improvement and you have the leadership capabilities to deliver in the challenging NHS provider environment, then we would welcome your interest and application.

Recruitment Timetable:

Applications close:Sunday, 3 December 2023

Pre-Shortlisting Interviews:w/c 8 January 2024

Final interviews and assessments:w/c 22 January 2024

To request a copy of the information pack, or for an exploratory and confidential conversation about the post, please contact Joe Joyce and Natasha Parmar on

We are committed to ensuring that we can reflect the diversity of our local communities that we serve. We are underrepresented at senior management level by those from a BAME background, individuals with a disability or those identifying as LGBTQ+ so welcome candidates from a diverse background.