Emma Finnigan

Organisational Development / Strategic Apprenticeship Manager

Emma was appointed as Organisational Development Co-ordinator with Sefton Council in October 2017, following a recent promotion. Emma will play a key role in driving forward OD across the organisation as well as acting as a deputy for the Workforce Learning and Development Manager. Emma has however worked as Apprenticeship Coordinator since September 2005 where she developed a successful apprenticeship programme which recruits between 60 -70 apprentices into the local authority every year which lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Emma graduated from Edge Hill University with an English Language and Literature Degree. Whilst she completed her degree she was employed by QVC from 1996 – 2003. She was then employed by Knowsley Council as a Training & Development Assistant; responsible for supporting people back into employment.

In the coming months Emma will work with colleagues in Strategic Support, Workforce Development and key stakeholders to develop an OD strategy and action plan for the organisation. The plan will outline the activities that we will need to deliver upon to move the Council from the ‘As-is’ state to the desired culture. This includes how we will change our systems (structures and processes) our culture (our values, behaviours and leadership) and our people (how we are structured and what we do) to achieve the 2030 vision.

Emma will also work with colleagues in Strategic Support to coordinate a network of One Council Champions. The Champions will play an important role in helping people engage and shape change as well as help their own individual service areas support people through change.