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Director of Talent & Organisational Development

Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)

Director of Talent & Organisational Development

The details


People are the beating heart of Newton, and our success and outstanding client impact is reliant upon the extraordinary talent that call Newton home. It is our mission to help great people experience extraordinary careers whilst enabling impactful, sustainable positive change in the delivery of service within some of the largest employers in the UK and beyond. This role is critical in helping us achieve this. Reporting to the Chief People Officer, and leading the creation of our Talent & Organisational Development team, you will be accountable for the design and delivery of the talent development strategy that underpins our performance and future growth trajectory, in line with our purpose and values.

The specific accountabilities of this role are:

  • Accountable for the design and execution of Newton’s talent development strategy underpinning performance and our growth trajectory
  • Designing the learning framework that supports the growth and measurement of key functional competencies and Leadership behaviours for success
  • Leading the provision of functional skill and leadership development solutions, supported by a clear strategy on the use of external and internal facilitation and content development support
  • Actively engaging with external networks to bring best practice and innovative thinking into the talent development space.
  • Acting as the sponsor for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion within our EDI network
  • Leading the reinforcement of inclusive employment practices and our framework for the coaching and development of inclusive behaviours
  • Leading insight supporting our organisation, designing career pathways and leading the governance framework supporting promotions
  • Designing the process for performance evaluation and measurement
  • Leading succession planning activity and Director/Partner talent pipelining. 
  • Leading talent assessment and onboarding solutions for experienced hires.


Newton’s culture is prefaced on maximising the potential of our people, whether in client-based consulting roles, or in enabling central functions. The prospects for personal development in this role are no exception. This role offers you the opportunity to leave a lasting impact on Newton’s phenomenal growth story, with a driving seat in the acceleration of our talent development framework. You will have the opportunity to touch the career journeys of our gifted community and take pride in their achievements and impact across our client portfolio. You will have the support, encouragement and resources to deliver groundbreaking, innovate learning programmes which are the envy of the sector, with a Learning budget in the region of £2M, and growing.

Newton’s impressive client network offers you the opportunity to engage with some of the most challenging issues affecting society and the economy, and network with Senior Advisors and thought leaders within our impressive Consulting body.

You’ll have a dedicated and consistent Development Manager to support your career progression and receive regular appraisals and annual pay reviews.

We offer a highly competitive salary, company performance bonus, equity participation scheme and our generous benefits package also includes Life Assurance, Income Protection, pension contributions and 30 days’ holiday.

Newton’s human-centric philosophy asserts shared experience and adventures as a key feature of our unique culture, which strengthens working relationships, trust and collaborative working. Our people engagement events are exceptional, in a league all of their own. We have a full social calendar with Autumn and Spring activity days, Christmas events, 3-day Summer event and 4 Newton-sponsored weekends a year, some of which are extended to your close family.


You’ll be a high calibre individual, with exceptional levels of personal drive and eagerness for personal development. You will have demonstrable experience of designing and delivery Talent Development strategy in a professional services environment, and have a strong understanding of competency frameworks and career pathways within a consulting firm. You will have experience of designing Leadership programmes with support of third parties and be a seasoned facilitator of learning experience, able to coach and develop this skill in others. You will be bubbling over with passion and excitement about the opportunity this role has to unleash potential in our gifted community, and be attuned to how best to achieve this inclusively within our diverse population. You will be open to creativity, innovation and big picture thinking, balancing this against analytical insight. You will be open to measured risk, and encourage empowerment and point accountability within your team. You will be solution-oriented, as comfortable rolling up your sleeves to solve challenges with your team as you are engaging with our Operating Board.

As a Leader, you will have natural gravitas and resilience. You will embrace accountability and ownership and demonstrate a natural ability to communicate for influence, balancing intellect with humility and good humour. You will have the courage and integrity to challenge the status quo and respectfully influence opinion. You will be inclusive and empathetic, able to bring others with you on a journey of change for collective impact.

At Newton, we know we win together. You will be a committed team player, influencing change through empathy and insight. You will be a game changer, having the vision to make all you touch better.