OD Adviser – Permanent

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            OD Adviser
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall 
  • Salary:                               £39,186 – £44,428 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     13/12/2023 
  • Job Requisition Number:   7599 
  • This post is not open to job share



Gloucestershire County Council are committed to developing exceptional leaders and supporting people to fulfil their potential. We are an ambitious organisation, always looking to improve.


This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to work as part of the wider county council HR/OD Service, providing critical support to our Fire & Rescue Service.


This exciting new post will support us in delivering the People Plan and Workforce Development Plans for the County and in particular for our Fire and Rescue Service.  This core role will involve leadership development, implementation and evaluation of OD/L&D solutions, support service managers in transformational cultural change, and contribute to workforce planning and talent management to enable better outcomes for our people and the delivery of a high performing professional service.


Are you an experienced organisational development & learning professional with leadership and management development experience?


Do you have a good track record of delivery in OD and change with a natural ability to influence, coach, and drive organisational development initiatives? If so then this is an exciting opportunity for you.


Experience in working in a Fire and Rescue Service would be beneficial but is not essential.  Ideally, you will also have internal consultancy, training experience, coaching/mentoring,  and project management skills.  Experience in the implementation of SAP LMS would be advantageous, but not essential.


The County Council operates family friendly flexible working arrangements but note that occasional evening and weekend working will be required on a planned basis.



About Us

As part of the rewards package, you will receive when working with us, Gloucestershire County Council provides the following in return for your hard work:
•    Flexible and agile working opportunities
•    Annual Leave entitlement of 25.5 days rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
•    Career development and qualification opportunities
•    Supportive and positive working environment with regular
•    Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
•    Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.
•    Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C’s apply)

How to apply

If you feel you have the skills, desire and experience required to make a positive difference then please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking the “Apply Now” Button.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Ameena Cott via email at ameena.cott@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Closing date: Wednesday 13th December, interviews are scheduled to take place on the 4th January 2024. 



Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

HR/OD Adviser Job Profile

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

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