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Head of Talent & Organisation Development

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Reference: 393302
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive salary and benefits including car allowance and bonus

  • Location: Castleford / Remote Working

The opportunity;

The Head of Talent & Organisation Development is a highly critical strategic role which will play a key part in Northern PowerGrid’s commitments to creating hundreds of new jobs within the organisation and the wider supply chain.

Leading the Talent & OD team, the Head of Talent & OD will develop and lead the Talent and OD strategy for NPG, ensuring talent is at the forefront of the future resourcing strategy.  This critical appointment  will also drive leadership development and support the creation of the organisation’s EVP as well as developing the early careers strategy.

This future talent strategy will support the overarching cultural change to a progressive and digitally focused energy organisation, creating new jobs for the future and enhancing careers.  This will require a mindset shift within the organisation to a growth mindset to enhance career development across all levels.

This role will offer agile working with a preference for this role to be based in Castleford with occasional travel to Newcastle (2 x per month)

What we are looking for;

Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following key skills and experience;

  • Deep expertise within Talent Development, Organisational Design and Leadership Development, proven success of delivering strategic change in all areas and producing real results
  • Experience of working within a senior leadership role and influencing Board level stakeholders
  • Experience of leading cultural change within large and complex organisations
  • Highly experienced and engaging leader with a proven track record of leading an experienced Talent & OD team
  • Experience of developing high impact strategic initiatives including leadership development, managing external providers and ensuring ROI
  • Experience of enhancing the EVP 
  • Experience of leading and Early Careers Strategy that has delivered measurable results

About Northern PowerGrid;

Northern Powergrid owns and operates the network that distributes electricity to homes and businesses across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. Employing over 2,500 people, the business has 8 million customers and supplies 3.9 million properties via 60,000 miles of overhead powerlines and underground cables.

As part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE), the energy division of a US owned multinational conglomerate, Northern Powergrid is now embarking on a Digital Transformation which will modernise their systems and processes and enable them to satisfy the needs of customers and stakeholders whilst streamlining the employee experience. Creating a modern workplace which enables employees through the use of systems will be a key outcome of the programme. As a result, they are looking to recruit a number of roles that will be integral to delivering this programme of work over the coming years, including a Head of Talent & Organisation Development.

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