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Top job! Head of People & Organisational Development

  • Full time
  • £50,360
  • Flexible - with travel required throughout Scotland (Head Office base is in Edinburgh)
  • Closing 30th October 2020

  • Advertised from 9th October 2020
  • HO14/OD/GM


ARK is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), reporting to the Director of People & Organisational Development this role is responsible for leading the Organisational Development Team (Human Resources, Learning & Development & Payroll) to develop, deliver and embed OD strategies to build an Ark culture that aligns to our values and aims and will achieve sustained high performance. There will be a key focus for ensuring that Ark develops and implements policies, procedures, systems and processes that will deliver continued improvement.

The Head of People and Organisational Development will ensure that the OD Team are central to Arks ambition to be the best employer we can be and offer rewarding careers to our teams. Integral to this will be the development of talent in individuals and teams, to ensure we are attracting, developing and inspiring skilled and enthusiastic staff who share our vision and values and so create a culture of excellence throughout the organisation.

This is an exciting role for the right applicant and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed the Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This is an exciting time to join the team where you will have the opportunity to deliver the ambitions of Ark within an already well established Senior Leadership Team.

The aim of the revised business plans is to:

• Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care

• Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers

• Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business

• Have in place Leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business

We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have significant prior experience operating at a senior management level in an HR/OD/L&D related role with excellent employment law knowledge and that of the regulatory environment in which ARK operates. If you have extensive experience in these areas, then we would like to hear from you.

Application notes

If you believe you meet these requirements and are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity with a long standing, successful organisation, please download our application from and complete by 30th October 2020.

Please note we are aiming to hold interviews on w/c 9th November 2020.