Human Resources

Organisational and Professional Development Adviser - QMUL26152

Department: Human Resources
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL26152
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 14-Sep-2021
Closing date: 30-Sep-2021

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About the Role

The OPD Adviser will play a key role in helping our colleagues to flourish and deliver on Queen Mary’s vision “to open the doors of opportunity”.

The OPD adviser will work collaboratively with leaders and teams to diagnose and respond to current and future organisational and individual needs. They will lead on organisation/learning development projects and contribute to our open programme of learning. In addition, they will partner with a particular faculty and will be responsible for providing expert advice and support on organisational/learning development.


About You

You will have:

  • experience of needs analysis, developing, delivering and evaluating learning development projects and events
  • ability to build relationships and work in partnership with colleagues
  • knowledge of theories and practices relating to learning and/or organisational development and leadership/management development
  • a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

About the Department

Organisational and Professional Development is a supportive team of 8 that sits within the Human Resources Department. 

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Petra Dodd at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held 11 October or shortly thereafter.

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