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Engagement and Adoption Lead - HR Transformation Programme (Fixed Term)

The University has embarked on a new HR transformation programme which aims to transform our ways of working, capabilities and processes with the support of a new HR system. The programme will reduce the administrative burden for University Schools, Non School Institutions and Departments by implementing online processes (forms and workflow) whilst improving employee engagement and the employee experience. An exciting new role has been created to lead the engagement and adoption aspects of the programme.

The Engagement and Adoption Lead will work to drive faster adoption, higher utilisation and greater proficiency of the changes that impact staff to achieve positive results and outcomes. You will work closely with the Senior Change Management Specialist and wider programme team, HR management team, HR Business Managers, School Secretaries, Departmental Administrators and other stakeholders to collectively champion a shift in working practice. You will be responsible for user adoption, leading on the creation of engagement plans to support programme activities. Using your highly developed relationship building skills, you will identify resistance to change and proactively support individual staff members and line managers in the realisation of the benefits and outcomes of the transformation programme.

The ideal candidate for the role will join us with experience of facilitating and promoting large-scale cross-organisational change initiatives and developing and delivering comprehensive engagement and adoption plans. You will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how people go through change, the process and appropriate tools and techniques to be applied to enable & sustain change. The ability to quickly build and maintain positive relationships and foster collaboration among team-members and stakeholders will also be key to your success in this role. Knowledge and experience of change management methodology (e.g. Prosci, ADKAR, APMG etc) change management principles and methodologies (e.g. Change Impact Assessments and Change Readiness activities) would be a distinct advantage, but not essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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For any queries regarding this position, please contact Danielle Attridge via email

Please quote reference VC31300 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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