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Leadership and Management Development Consultant

  • Posted April 15, 2024
  • Negotiable
  • Chelmsford
  • Contract

Please find job description as below:

Role: Leadership and Management Development Consultant

Duration: 6 Months Contract (inside IR35)

Location: Chelmsford /Hybrid

Start: ASAP



  • Lead the design and implementation of leadership and management development solutions, to ensure they are future-focused, relevant, innovative, cost effective and aligned to functional business plans.
  • Responsible for externally procuring, as appropriate, the design and delivery of specific programs, providing the necessary contract management and quality assurance.
  • Deliver agreed leadership and management development solutions (e.g., specific events). This may include executive coaching, facilitation, delivery of highly energised workshops, or consultancy advice to ODP and/or other teams in the organisation to identify tailored solutions.
  • Supports the implementation of our Talent development strategy, ensuring the Talent needs identified across the organisation are properly addressed through our leadership & management development initiatives.
  • Responsible for establishing robust leadership and management development impact measurement for any of the programs/initiatives designed and implemented, able to utilise people insights and evidence of impact on performance (individual and organisational).
  • Explore and develop collaborative approaches to strengthening leadership and management capabilities across the wider Essex County, to support the delivery of the Essex Vision, developing key partnerships when appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively across People & Transformation to build an aligned and relevant service for the organisation. To work in close collaboration with the People Business Partnering teams to support the design and implementation of cross-cutting programs.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework through engagement in professional supervision.

The Experience you will bring-

  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to deliver at pace.
  • Significant technical expertise in Leadership and Management Development (from executive development to entry level positions), balanced with an ability to pragmatically execute relevant programmes.
  • Proven ability to solve complex problems, conduct research/break new ground, develop new applications, and provide expert support for other practitioners.
  • Sound expertise in designing and applying impact evaluation to leadership and management development programs, with a bias towards evidence-based practice and use of people insight to design interventions.
  • Practical experience in learning and business needs consulting, able to guide stakeholders through a shared and collaborative decision-making process, working at all levels within a matrix organisation.
  • Confident facilitation and delivery of workshops, events, or development interventions, with the ability to create engaging content.
  • Strong diagnostic, problem solving, and analytical skills; ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to focus on critical issues to balance and respond to competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects that cut across multiple services and teams, from inception through completion.
  • Coaching qualification desirable

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