Newport NP10
Part-time, Contract, Permanent
£29,017 a year

About you
Are you a people person? Do you enjoy working with a wide range of stakeholders? Do you like getting to the bottom of problems whilst devising solutions to help your organisation perform as effectively as it can?

An exciting opportunity for an Assistant Organisational Design (OD) Manager has arisen to cover a 12-month Maternity Leave period.

About us
Never has there been a more exciting time to join the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Its “Better Statistics, Better Decisions” strategy is driving a transformational change throughout the organisation and the Office has already taken huge strides forward to becoming a modern, technically focused, data driven organisation. As part of that, ONS will deliver the first digital Census in 2021 and be a leading producer of online surveys across government and beyond.

About Population and Public Policy Statistics
Population and Public Policy (PPP) statistics are vital for shaping policy and decision-making. They underpin national and local decisions on migration, provision of education, housing and healthcare; fair distribution of funding to local areas; allow accurate national and local information on the diversity of the population and let public bodies know whether they are meeting their Equalities duties and take action where necessary. It ensures that our population estimates are as accurate as possible.

Transformation of PPP statistics, including the Census and Data Collection Transformation Programme, is vital to the success of our Better Statistics, Better Decisions strategy. This aims to realise £6bn of benefits through the impact on social policy and the economy that our improved statistics, data and analysis will make. Trust, Value and Quality will drive the successful transformation for PPP statistics and ONS.

The changes required to achieve these benefits include the way we collect and process our data using different technology platforms, moving more surveys online, using alternative data sources and responding to changing user needs to ensure our statistics provide the right insight and have the greatest impact on the key areas of society.

The role
The Transformation Organisation Design (OD) team sit within the Transformation Directorate within PPP and has a key role to play in designing an organisation that is fit for the future taking into account the way the organisation is changing and to ensure we are set up in a way that enables us to adapt and respond to changing processes and skill requirements.

The role of the OD team is to support senior managers in answering the strategic questions that will inform our future strategy translating strategic goals into effective operating models. It requires assessing how we are organised in terms of functions and services but more importantly how this all works together. This includes structures, ways of working, roles and responsibilities, boundaries and workflows.

Within this role you will get the opportunity to influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders and inform key changes to enable the organisation to perform as effectively as it can.

Any new Organisational Design will need to be delivered and implemented with key stakeholders across PPP and wider ONS where necessary. You will work closely with colleagues at all levels across HR, Business Change, Finance, and key internal delivery partners. The OD team currently work at three organisational levels; Divisional, Directorate and the wider PPP group which includes three Directorates including; Transformation, Operations, Public Policy and Analysis.

Key responsibilities
  • To lead and support the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data to inform design options including leading conversations at stakeholder meetings;
  • To lead on the development and production of materials to support the presentation of information to senior stakeholders at various decision points and when designing inputs and outputs for workshops;
  • To support the design and facilitation of workshops as needed;
  • To lead and support the development of workplans against various workstreams and be responsible for ensuring plans are on track logging risks and issues as necessary;
  • To identify and keep key relevant stakeholders informed of and engaged in current work where there is a potential knock on effect or a future requirement for specific expertise;
  • Work with business change function and People services/HR to ensure any potential people changes are planned and communicated;
  • Keep abreast of any other OD related activity across ONS to ensure alignment where necessary;
  • Management responsibility for 1x EO member of staff.

Person Specification
As an Assistant OD Manager you will be comfortable with ambiguity and the emergent nature of the work involved and able to connect the dots across various workstreams to get an idea of the bigger picture with an eye for detail as required.

Essential criteria:
  • Proven ability of data analysis to inform options/recommendations and decisions;
  • Ability to influence decision making based on evidence and through negotiation with stakeholders
  • Evidence of building and maintaining stakeholder relationships;
  • Excellent planning and prioritisation skills with the ability to apply project management principles when approaching pieces of work and when responding to changing priorities
  • Demonstration of authentic communication skills, using multiple methods to meet individual and business needs

Desirable criteria:
  • Awareness and knowledge of OD models, approaches and methodologies when supporting the design and implementation of OD interventions including but not limited to changed or new operating models;
  • Experience of workshop design and facilitation techniques and tool
  • Experience of working within a complex Programme or organisation.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


If you want your contribution to count and to work where you'll be really valued, come and join us.

We know that excellent results can only be achieved by investing in and retaining the people who work for us. This is why our people count in more ways than one.

Apart from crunching the numbers that shape big decisions, we look after the interests of our staff. We invest in training and development to enhance skills and also offer a good work-life balance to improve well-being and staff retention.

As well as a competitive salary, you'll enjoy:
  • generous holiday allowance – 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to 9 public holidays
  • a good work-life balance – family-friendly working options including flexible working arrangements Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm
  • maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and statutory paternity leave of 2 weeks plus an additional week of departmental paternity leave all at full pay
  • career development and progression – a recognised silver-accredited Investor in People, we develop our people at every stage of their career, providing a personal progression plan, on- and off-site training courses and opportunities to gain qualifications and professional accreditations
  • pension schemes – find out more on the Civil Service Pensions website
  • welfare – our welfare service is provided through an Employee Assistance Programme, which offers help and support in dealing with work-related and personal problems
  • a strong ethos of equality and diversity

From 4 October 2018, individuals moving across the Civil Service (to a new PAYE scheme) will no longer be able to continue to claim Childcare Vouchers.

about 2 months ago - source

No longer accepting applications.

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