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Interim Director of HR & OD

  • Location

    Greater Manchester, England

  • Sector:

    HR, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £600 per day + Dependent on experience

  • Consultant:

    Natalie Ferguson

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    4-5 Months

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Interim Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

A well respected Local Authority in Greater Manchester is looking to recruit an experienced Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development on an interim basis for a period of approximately 4-5 months. This is a part time role, working 2-3 days per week and may suit a candidate with other commitments.

This is a senior position within the Local Authority and is accountable for providing the high level of strategic Human Resources and Organisational Development leadership and management necessary to ensure the organisation is able to deliver on its ambition and aspirations of the long term vision.

Purpose of the role:

- Driving forward the people strategy with a focus on employee wellbeing, listening & responding to issues, and delivering changes identified to enable all employees are able to deliver the best possible outcomes to their citizens.

- Raise the standard of leadership and management across the organisation and build on the positive union partnerships and strong organisational values to drive forward the strategy.

- The strategy will also re-skill and reshape the workforce, bringing in new talent where needed, retaining key people and creating the necessary agility and capacity for future challenges.

Key Responsibilities:

Maximising the contribution of the council's workforce Responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the people strategy to maximise the contribution employees make to the Council's success. Ensure effective performance management to continually raise standards and accountability.

Supporting the vision Ensuring delivery of the workforce developments necessary to ensure the success of the Council's long term vision, including raising the standard of leadership, with related improvements in managing performance at individual and team levels.

Health and social care reform Support the delivery of the radical transformation of health and social care services which fundamentally changes the way the Council will work to deliver health and social care.

Corporate Management Contributing effectively to the Strategic Management Team, including assuming wider responsibilities as required.

Leadership of the HR & OD function Providing effective leadership of the HR & OD function, ensuring employees provide both operational and strategic services and aspire to deliver to the highest professional and quality standards.

Devolution and Public Sector reform Ensure there is effective collaboration with partners, both at Greater Manchester level and on workforce integration and development work to support public service reform.

Advice Provide authoritative HR&OD advice to the Chief Executive, senior officers and elected members.

Person specification:

The Interim Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development will ideally be CIPD qualfied with a proven track record as a successful HR & OD professional within a similar leadership role.

It would be highly desirable to have a background of working within local government or similar public sector organisation.

Candidates will need to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge relevant to the post including the ability to explain complex issues and provide related authoritative advice to member and senior officers.

Candidates will demonstrate evidence of creating and delivering improvements at a strategic level, including culture change, across HR & OD areas within a large organisation (public or private sector).

Evidence of accomplished negotiating and influencing skills, including the ability to both develop and sustain positive trade Union relationships.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be succesful within the role of Interim Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, please apply now or contact Natalie Ferguson - HR specialist at Sellick Partnership.

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