Head of Talent and Workforce Planning
Reference number: 16/462CCGE2
Salary: £59,000 - £66,000 per annum
About HM Treasury
The Treasury is the United Kingdom’s economics and finance ministry. It is responsible for formulating and implementing the government’s financial and economic policy. Its aim is to raise the rate of sustainable growth, and achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life with economic and employment opportunities for all.
About the role
This is a strategic, business-facing HR role calling for an experienced practitioner with a strong client focus and a track record of delivering change and acting as a trusted adviser to senior leaders. The Treasury occupies a central and crucial role as the UK’s economics and finance ministry, and the HR team works to develop people systems which support the department’s business priorities. The post will be a member of the small Human Resources senior team, working with colleagues and the Head of Human Resources to lead this work. We work closely with our senior stakeholders to ensure our work genuinely adds value, and are currently delivering a wide-ranging change programme, Building a great Treasury. In 2017 we are upgrading our human capital management system. Phase two of this programme should improve our scope for talent management and workforce planning capability and data.
You will be responsible for taking the lead on strategic talent management to identify and develop the future leadership pipeline and succession planning for critical roles. You will also lead on recruitment strategy, including our successful graduate programme and our emerging approach to apprenticeships. You will monitor budgets and implement procurement and contract management processes to deliver high quality services and value for money from our external delivery partners.
You’ll also contribute to headcount and budgets forecasting, commissioning analysis and research to understand broader workforce trends.
You must have considerable experience as a manager and be able to translate the wider strategic aims into operational delivery plans for the branch you lead. As a skilled communicator you will be able to build rapport with colleagues both within the Treasury and in other government departments, maintaining exisiting and developing relationships with key stakeholders and external delivery partners.
The HR team has a mix of HR professionals and others with a background in Treasury policy work, which makes for a useful and interesting skills mix. The team has a wide range of flexible working arrangements in place and we are based in beautiful, listed buildings just opposite St James’s Park in Westminster.
HM Treasury guarantees to interview any disabled applicants, provided they meet the essential criteria for the post, and confirm on their application, their eligibility for the guaranteed interview scheme.