People Development Partner – 12 Month FTC 72 views

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Team: People Development & Learning

Salary banding: £42,600  – £56,230

Experience: Mid-level

Working pattern: Full-Time / 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Reporting to: Jas Rai –  Senior Manager People Development

Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

This role in 3 words:  Ownership, Collaboration, Dynamic

Top 3 qualities for this role: Partnering, Facilitation, Coaching

In the words of the team, you should leave your current role for this one because….

I’ve worked for OVO for 10 years because it is genuinely a great place to work. Working in the People Development team in particular you’ll be part of a highly supportive team who are truly committed to creating an inclusive, progressive culture where we enable our people to thrive. Not only will you be helping our people to develop but you will also find yourself on your own learning journey as there are so many exciting opportunities to get involved in.’

Where you’ll work:

At OVO, we understand that a one size fits all approach doesn’t work for everyone. That’s why we created the OVO Way of Flexibility.

All our roles are hub based (Bristol, Glasgow or London), providing a dedicated space for collaboration, connection and teamwork. You’ll also have the flexibility to work from home.

Everyone belongs at OVO

At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity’s biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That’s why we need diverse people from all abilities, gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.

Teamworking for the planet

Everything we do here spins around Plan Zero. So, naturally, the team you’ll be joining plays a gigantic role in making that happen. Here’s how:

OVO wants to be the UK’s best place to work, part of that is helping our people to realise their strengths, their potential and facilitate career experiences which fuels personal growth. The People Development team are here to build products, experiences and environments to help that happen.

This role in a nutshell:

The People Development team develops OVO on an individual, team and organisational level and supports them to fulfill their potential and drive growth.  You’ll work with key stakeholders and the broader People team to deliver our key offerings across OVO such as coaching, leadership development, induction (Kickoff), performance and talent approach etc.  All to make OVO the UK’s best place to work.

Your key outcomes will be:

  • Collaborating with the business to design and evaluate People Development initiatives that support the immediate and future organisational strategic goals
  • Designing and delivering engaging People Development initiatives tailored to development needs of our people across all levels, including delivery of OVO Kickoff (induction) days, leadership development programmes and sessions, team offsites etc.
  • Taking the lead on our approach to potential and talent, focussing on designing and leading on elements such as succession planning, talent forums and targeted development opportunities based on potential pathways
  • Building strong partnering relationships with business stakeholders to understand their people development needs
  • Working with individuals and teams to support their personal development planning through coaching and consultation
  • Driving engagement with OVO Learn and contributing to the platform with relevant and current self led people development content and managing and engaging in learning communities
  • Proactively researching and identifying best practice initiatives and embedding them as appropriate to ensure you have a deep understanding of up-to-date learning techniques
  • Identification, liaising and being a great partner with external suppliers, coaches, facilitators etc.

Within your first 6 months month you’ll:

  • Work with Leadership Teams across the business to plan and rollout the twice a year potential and talent process
  • Evolve the design of our potential approach (e.g. supporting materials, succession planning, development support, talent forums etc.)
  • Facilitate leadership development programmes and sessions to leaders at all levels across OVO
  • Design and facilitate impactful team offsites
  • Be known in your business area/s as a strategic development partner, guiding and driving the people development strategy
  • Be comfortable coaching and directing people towards OVO’s development offer

Systems: OVO Learn (our Learning Management System)

You’ll be a successful People Development Partner at OVO if you…

  • Are an engaging, creative and confident communicator and facilitator
  • Have an adaptable interpersonal and influencing style with experience collaborating closely with extended leadership teams and People Partners
  • Seek to understand the impact of change, identify the opportunities change presents and have the ability to provide recommendations
  • Find new concepts easy to understand, and show the tenacity to keep asking until clarity is achieved
  • Have experience of the entire learning cycle, in particular designing and delivering people development solutions.  Perhaps you have a training design and delivery qualification e.g. TAP (ideal)
  • Are proactive, flexible and positive in a changing fast-paced environment, you’re comfortable juggling multiple things at once!
  • Have experience administering, interpreting and feeding back psychometrics (MBTI and Clifton Strengths ideally)
  • Have experience coaching individuals and teams
  • Have experience in talent management and development
  • Know your strengths, yet recognise there’s always more to learn from others
  • Are willing to travel to our other offices (Bristol, London, Glasgow)

Let’s talk about what’s in it for you

We’ll pay you between £42,600  – £56,230, depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, have a chat with us!

We keep our pay ranges broad on purpose to give us, and you, flexibility to match your experience to our zero carbon mission.

You’ll be eligible for an on-target bonus of 15%. We have one OVO bonus plan that focuses on the collective performance of our people to deliver our Plan Zero goal.

We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO…and there’s flex pay.  It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan, plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasingplus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

For your Belonging

To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other’s experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people – so when you join OVO, you can play a part – big or small – with any of the Networks. It’s up to you.

Oh, and one last thing…

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you! If you have any additional requirements, there’s a space to let us know on the application form; we want to make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible..


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