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Top job! Organisational Development Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £61,664
  • Home based or Shelter office based anywhere in UK with regular travel to London and other locations expected
  • Closing 5th November 2023

  • Advertised from 20th October 2023
  • Interim – 6-month contract, part-time and job share considered
  • + benefits


Are you an exceptional Organisational Development Professional? Do you have significant experience of bringing together a wide range of views and translating complex data into meaningful solutions to trial, with clear outcomes?

About the role

People are now, more than ever, looking for employment that can provide them with valuable and meaningful experiences, experiences that create a sense of belonging, that add to their sense of individual value and experiences that show them that their employer is genuinely invested in their wellbeing. They’re looking for trust, mutual respect, support, flexibility, and autonomy. In short, focusing on creating a better workplace culture: the key ingredients to achieving true organisational wellbeing.

This role will play a crucial part in providing research which could result in the reshaping of our organisational structure, policies, and practices to accurately trial a reduced- hours working week, while maintaining the effectiveness of our organisational strategy.

About You

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Organisational Development Consultant to lead a high-profile project for Shelter; the investigation and trial of reducing working hours with no impact on pay or strategic outputs.

  • You will be an exceptional communicator who is able to bring together people across a geographically dispersed complex organisation to share views.
  • You will foster an atmosphere of inclusivity and cooperation to ensure every member of our workforce has a voice.
  • You will have exceptional project leadership experience and be meticulous in your approach to defining outcomes.
  • You will conduct significant research, analysis and be able to present findings which are well-informed, tailored to our organisation.

About Shelter

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination, and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

About The Team

The HR Delivery team is made up of c.35 people, we partner and support a wide range of organisational activities including providing advice and guidance to over 1300 staff on employee relations issues, managing and supporting organisational change projects and transfers, employee engagement, reward, and recognition, talent, recruitment, and selection, managing payroll processes, and ensuring that HR policies and procedures are developed and updated.

The HR delivery team sits in our Strategy Enablement directorate which is led by the Executive Director of Strategic Enablement and four Assistant Directors, the Strategy Enablement directorate brings together our core enabling support functions of HR Delivery, Finance, Tech & Data, Governance, Planning and Property.

We do not see our support functions as merely transactional, but we are both enablers and keepers of Shelter’s strategic objectives. Striving to be a centre of excellence we work with colleagues to ensure organisational objectives are clear and strategically aligned, whilst supporting with the removal of any internal obstacles that emerge on the way.


We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

Application notes

Closing date: 5th November 2023 at 11.30 pm

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.