Senior OD Partner

Location: Headquarters

Closing Date: 22/08/2021

Salary: £35,745 – £38,890 per annum

Employment Type: Permanent

Senior OD Partner
£35,745 – £38,890 per annum
(Successful applicants would normally be appointed on the bottom of the salary grade. Exceptions may apply)
Full time – 37 hours per week 
Location – Headquarters, Ripley 

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has a recognised history of developing its people.  We have achieved recognition from Her Majesty’s Inspector CFRS who credited us as ‘outstanding’ for our culture and ‘good’ overall for our people.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional, forward looking individual who can bring an innovative and responsive, Organisational Development (OD) partnering approach to our service.   We expect that the successful applicant will help us provide a development approach aligned to our ethics, core values and behaviours.   Working closely with our Inclusion, Human Resource and Operational Training Teams, you will seek to transform the development of our people, supporting change and identifying areas and solutions for continuous improvement and enhance capability.

The post holder will work as part of a highly valued and visible People and OD Team to lead and drive organisational development initiatives. The Senior OD Partner is a new post and it will play a key role in the delivery of our People Strategy which is forward looking, innovative, people centered.  

Providing professional advice and guidance to the Head of Department, you will have responsibility for developing and facilitating a range of Learning & Development (L&D) programmes including leadership development, team effectiveness, workforce planning, talent management and coaching.  There will also be an expectation that the post holder will become involved in national OD initiatives led by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC).

Our OD team take real pride in making a difference. If you are an experienced OD practitioner with the ability to influence, coach and facilitate organisational change, and want to be part of a creative, passionate, and supportive OD team we would welcome your application. 

There will be a requirement for some travel for which a pool car will be provided. 

The normal working week is 37 hours however you may occasionally need to work beyond normal office hours. In return we offer flexible working hours, family friendly policies, free car parking, health & wellbeing services, discount scheme and eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

We are committed to equality and fairness at work.  Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities.  

Police security vetting procedures at the appropriate level will be requested for the successful applicant. Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 3 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application and Home Office approval for indefinite leave to remain within the UK.

The closing date for completed applications is Sunday 22nd August 2021. It is expected interviews will take place on Wednesday 1st  September 2021. 

For an informal chat or to find out more about the role, team and organisation please contact Sheril Buxton on 07795 828748 or / Group Manager Adam Bleakman on 07795 505826 or 

If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Service Centre on 01773 305441.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.