Significant and Substantial Experience

With significant experience of clarifying accountabilities through job and organisation design, added to a deep appreciation of the human impact of change, REACH can support you to develop and communicate a suite of job/role descriptors, an organisational structure and culture to deliver business success.

We bring significant and substantial experience and insight in using job sizing and job evaluation to support business needs – with experience in leading job evaluation projects across public, private and third sector organisations. Our experience includes use of the Hay Group Guide Chart of Profile method of job evaluation.

We’ve supported organisations with:

  • Clarifying and defining role accountabilities
  • Reorganisation and restructure
  • Job evaluation and creating job families
  • Organisational Culture Development
  • I wanted to thank you sincerely for the sessions, I got far more out of it than I expected, you've given me much food for thought, some great ideas and brilliant tips for keeping myself strong through this transition.

    Career Transition Senior Manager from Public Sector after Career Transition Coaching
  • The impact of your involvement has been evidenced by a refreshed take on my professional role and a re-vitalisation of purpose and aim in my perceived role as a professional educator. My horizons have been broadened by an increased awareness of the strategic importance of the headteacher role and the opportunity it presents to 'make a difference' to so many people's lives.

    Jim McCrory Headteacher at St Anthony's Primary School Armadale and Fellow of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership
  • “Lesley has proved to be a valuable source of independent advice and expertise across the whole range of issues associated with job sizing and organisational structure. Her rapid appreciation of the emerging roles and their place in our structure is impressive and I have appreciated the level of support and challenge she is able to provide me with in this crucial area. My managers have indicated that in their dealing with her, Lesley is well informed, experienced and able to offer her expertise in a confident and helpful manner”.  

    Elaine Tait Chief Executive, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • “Feedback from our participants about their experience of being coached and engaging with Lesley has been consistently positive. She brings a wealth of experience as well as a flexible approach to coaching (offering challenge and support) that allows her to effectively work across the differing needs and contexts of our participants.”

    Lesley Whelan Depute CEO and Director of Programmes at SCEL
  • As an experienced head teacher I found the coaching sessions delivered by Lesley to be 'time well spent' as they resulted in high quality personal and professional development.  Lesley had the coaching experience to rapidly develop a strong connection with me based on confidentiality, trust and mutual respect. Through well-structured dialogue these coaching sessions facilitated self-reflection and generation of new insights. In addition they were productive with clear outcomes action points and time scales. Lesley was supportive and empathetic but also offered open and honest challenge.

    SCEL Fellow
  • Lesley's coaching sessions increased my ability to perform and made me a more effective as a leader; in my school, across the authority and in the wider context of educational leadership.

    SCEL Fellow


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Find out what tools might be appropriate to support any stage of your realisation and change.


Personal and leadership development at an individual or team/leadership cohort level.

Organisational Change Programme for the NHS

“I have found Lesley exceptionally helpful around areas of organisation design at a senior level in my organisation. She has provided me with support and guidance on developing new Directors posts following an Organisational Change programme and latterly in developing and designing the Chief Executive post.

It was critical for the organisation that the Chief Executive post truly reflected the present and the future world it would be operating in. Lesley was instrumental in helping us to do this. Also key for me was that Lesley understood the tight timescales we often had to work to and always delivered on time and her absolute integrity and discretion.”

Director of HR in an NHS Scotland Health Board.