Human Resources Manager
Recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK, the role of HR Manager at Sevenoaks District Council is a unique opportunity.
Having recently retained our Platinum accreditation under Investors in People we are determined to recruit the right person to ensure we remain a great place to work.
We are the only financially self-sufficient Council in the country and have an ambitious agenda to do more for our communities.
To achieve our aims we are looking for a HR Manager that will provide leadership and oversight to the overall development and delivery of Sevenoaks’ people strategy. The position manages the provision of effective and professional human resource services and advice – including the overseeing of design and implementation of HR policies, practices and strategic initiatives to ensure we recruit, retain and promote highly skilled and motivated people in every area of our work. As well as working collaboratively across the organisation to encourage a culture that supports effective behaviours and ways of working that demonstrate clear commitment to Sevenoaks values, mission and vision.
The successful candidate would be expected to hit the ground running, reviewing and developing HR processes and leveraging the HR system to ensure wherever possible HR transactional activity is automated, saving both managers and staff time.
You will have significant proven experience at a senior level in the HR management sector preferably in Local Government and have a track record of developing and delivering an HR people strategy. The ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a wide range of people, lead and motivate a positive and inclusive team ethos is essential
The role reports directly to the Chief Officer Corporate Services and is a key senior manager within the organisation. The role is responsible for leading all HR activities across Argyle Road, Sundridge depot, and for Sevenoaks staff working within partnerships at other sites.
The successful candidate will be passionate and drive continuous improvement through the leadership and management of the HR function. You will deliver outstanding customer service and achieve the highest professional standards. You will be comfortable working at pace and ensure the HR team are set stretching goals, receive impactful feedback and are developed to their full potential through guidance and coaching. This role is a great mix between HR leadership and personal contribution and one where the successful candidate should be prepared to shape the strategy, and roll their sleeves up, to make sure it becomes a reality.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jim Carrington-West, Chief Officer Corporate Support on 01732 227286.
Longlist Interviews: Tuesday 16 April
Final Interviews: Wednesday 24 April