HR Lead

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Grade 10, £41,551 to £43,387 per annum
17 Feb 2017
10 Mar 2017
HR Jobs Level
Full Time

HR Lead

Reference: MCC458KJNJ/11

Directorate: Chief Executive's

Salary: Grade 10, £41,551 to £43,387 per annum

Contract Type: Fixed term for 12 months

Hours: Full Time

Location: Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA

We are seeking to recruit a full time HR Generalist on a fixed term contract basis for a 12 month period. Whilst sitting within the broader HR service you will get your strategic direction and work programme from the Strategic Business Partners leading on the projects that you will be involved with (details below).

You will be an experienced HR Generalist who has a passion and energy for people and making things happen in the right way. Ideally your background will have touched all the elements of HR, to name a few – legislation, case management, recruitment, development, training, organisational change, or you will have the aptitude to pick up new specialism’s quickly.

You will have a proven track record of developing strong and effective stakeholder relationships, quickly gaining the trust and respect of colleagues, peers and senior stakeholders. Your naturally engaging style and approach will enable you positively and effectively influencing some of the most challenging stakeholders and quickly becoming the go to person as a result of delivery and reputation.  You will be a team player whilst having the confidence and experience to work alone and proactive approach to develop and drive activity forward at pace.

This is a really exciting time to join the City Council as we are the cusp of some major changes which include the introduction of Our Manchester the new Our People Strategy. The projects that you will be working on are high profile and are the forefront of delivering improvements across the City to contribute to our strategic objective of Growth and Reform.

We are interesting in hearing from candidates from all backgrounds, so if you feel that you have the experience and style that we are looking for and what we have to offer excites you we would love to hear from you.


You will be working on two separate projects which requires effective time management and strong prioritisation skills.

Project One: ‘Our Town Hall’

The Town Hall, opened in 1877 and is an internationally significant landmark, the building is Grade 1 listed and is considered to be one of the masterpieces of Victorian architecture and cherished by the people of the city who view it as the civic heart of Manchester. The Town Hall Complex is one of Manchester’s greatest cultural and civic assets, which makes a significant contribution not only to the heritage but also to the identity of the City. However, It was never designed for modern day use and at 140 years old it is now showing its age. Therefore a 7 year project, to refurbish and restore the Town Hall has been agreed.

Project Two: Factory Manchester

Factory Manchester is a multi-million pound project to create a new multi art form space in Manchester, for the benefit of the city, the wider North and audiences across the UK. With the majority of the funding now in place from Her Majesty’s Treasury the project is moving forward at speed and has recently announced that the facility will be run by Manchester International Festival.

To ensure the delivery of this ground breaking building and the creation of a sustainable business model to guarantee its artistic and commercial success, HR support is required to help develop the organisational structure for the artistic and operational management of the new building. You will be a member of a small project team which is tasked with ensuring all plans are in place for MIF to develop successfully, ready for the opening in early 2020.

You will be a core member of the project team and will be involved in supporting key managers in the following activities and driving them forward:

  • Development of the structure and operating model
  • Development of role profiles and establishing the posts
  • Development and implementing a recruitment strategy to include the identification of roles for apprentices and graduates and working with providers to develop the frameworks if not already in existence
  • Strategic workforce planning and forecasting
  • Supporting the development of a communications plan for staff to support with transition
  • Development of an induction programme and running the programme for all new starters
  • Support organisational development activity including embedding the agreed culture, values and ways of working
  • HR support for the team for all people related issues.

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Closing Date: 03 March 2017