Strategic Lead - People and Organisational Development

Grays, Essex
£65,062 - £75,481 per annum
04 Jun 2019
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member, Non CIPD member

We are looking for an exceptional and inspiring individual to lead, manage and be accountable for the council’s organisational and workforce development frameworks, driving change and improvement through innovation and best practice to ensure Thurrock Council achieves its exciting ambitions.  

As a strategic thinker with a proven track record of managing and driving change, you will play a key leadership role in the development and delivery of large scale initiatives within the council such as talent management, staff engagement, embedding values, digital initiatives, and the continuous review and improvement of learning and development opportunities to our staff.  

Responsible for the management of the Learning & Development team, you will be Chartered MCIPD qualified (or equivalent) with significant experience in senior leadership roles in an organisation of comparable complexity and size. You will be an effective communicator and have the interpersonal skills to inspire your team to achieve and exceed performance targets. 

As a key member of our Directorate Management team, you will work with other Senior Managers to lead the delivery of the People Strategy and to build our organisations capacity, culture and confidence to ensure our people are fully engaged with Thurrock’s vision, ambitions and values.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jackie Hinchliffe on 01375 652704. 

   Closing Date: 23 June 2019

    Interview Date: 3 July 2019  

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

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