Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
  • Division:
    Business Enablement
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Organisation Development and Change Consultant (4977)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

An established UK team of 6 working across two business areas, the UK Bank and Wealth & Investment, with a client group of 3000 employees. Both business areas are experiencing significant organisational growth and change. The role is to coach, support and consult to business leaders and teams re: leadership development, culture, creating high performing teams and belonging, inclusion & diversity, plus more.

The team works closely with the People & Organisation leadership team and collaborates with both the global and UK specialist teams, across the wider function in delivering multi-disciplinary consulting services to the businesses.

The role requires someone who is comfortable working independently, partnering with P&O colleagues and also to work in the close knit Organisation Development & Change team, in which members collaborate, support and learn from each other.

Work is allocated amongst team members in team meetings based on the requirements of the client, the skills and experience of consultants and their capacity. The team meets weekly to review priorities, dialogue key topics and share knowledge and experience of what's happening in the business areas.

In addition, there is a bi-monthly supervision session with an external supervisor to reflect on how we're operating and explore this further, with a view to enhancing our collective team performance.

What does the role entail?

To promote a culture of self-organisation and strengthen the capability of leadership in the management of culture, so that the organisation can perform and thrive in a fast-paced and unpredictable environment.  Specific OD&C activities include:

  • Diagnostic work across individual, team and organisational levels using a system psychodynamic lens and qualitative data gathering methods. Psychometric tests or survey tools are not used.
  • Design and facilitate OD & Change processes with individuals, teams, business units and the whole system, relating to:
    • Business coaching
    • Leadership development
    • Team coaching & development
    • Team dynamics and conflict resolution
    • Inter team coordination and collaboration
    • Business Strategy
    • Belonging, Inclusion & Diversity
    • Learning and wellbeing
    • Organisational culture and climate

What are we looking for in the successful candidate?

Technical knowledge

  • Masters degree (or similar) in Organisation Development,  Clinical Psychology (with in-depth knowledge of organisation behaviour, group dynamics, unconscious processes in organisational systems), with a strong psychology background.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of using systems theory in organisation diagnosis and development.
  • Skilled in both Process Consulting (as defined by Edgar Schein and others) AND System Psychodynamic/Group Relations Consulting.
  • Ability to use the “self as instrument”, role analysis, organisational analysis and qualitative enquiry (e.g. listening posts & focus groups) rather that structured quantitative tools (e.g. surveys and questionnaires).
  • Ability to facilitate and consult on a wide range of processes, from strategy and business development to relational and interpersonal processes.
  • Experienced in consulting to executives and teams.

Skills and how they are applied

  • Process design and facilitation
  • Facilitation in teams
  • System psychodynamic consultation
  • Coaching of individuals and teams
  • Leadership development

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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

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Melanie Punch

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