Deputy Director, People Solutions

Newport, Newport (Casnewydd), Titchfield, Fareham, Pimlico, London
circa £79000
18 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced HR leader, looking for an exciting and challenging new role? 

We are looking to appoint an individual with organisational wide HR experience, and a dynamic combination of practical ‘hands on’ HR expertise with a strong strategic focus to build a proactive approach to HR expert services including recruitment, pay & reward, HR policy, casework, employee relations and engagement across the whole organisation. 

You will be joining the HR Leadership Team at a time when we are continuing to strengthen existing HR expertise, and develop a business focused and future‐facing HR function that is effective and enables ONS to deliver our ambitious strategic aims ‐ including the delivery of the 2021 Census, one of the largest programmes across Government and an essential tool for population policy decisions over the next decade. 

About People and Business Services 

The People and Business Services (PBS) Directorate reports directly to the National Statistician. 

Our purpose is to enable the UK Statistics Authority and ONS to deliver their business strategy by putting the People and Business Services function at the forefront of implementing industry-leading, game-changing people practices. 

This role will lead the provision of best in class HR services and products to the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA), ONS and wider government. 

PBS is a varied, dynamic and welcoming directorate whose purpose is to attract, nurture and retain the very best functional and leadership skills we need to deliver and enable our people to perform at their best. 

We also provide our customers with a range of expert services such as Talent, Learning & Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Culture, Resourcing, Strategic Workforce Planning, Employee Relations, Pay & Reward, Policy and Organisation Development & Design. To deliver this requires a step change to our approach in HR and this role is crucial to setting the direction for an insight led, values driven, and outcome focused professional function; ensuring that managers and leaders take account for delivery of our people strategy, putting our people at the heart of everything we do. 

The PBS Directorate has 270 team members and an annual budget of approximately £26 million including income generated through property and recruitment services. 

For the full vacancy description, please log into the Civil Service Jobs website. 


Pensions Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know:

Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed.

The level of security needed is security check.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigrationrequirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK. 

Selection process details

At sift stage, applicants will be assessed on their tailored CV and Personal Statement. 

The Personal Statement should specifically give evidence of how you meet each point within the Person Specifications. It should be no more than two sides of A4. Competency examples are not required. 

Please see attached candidate pack for full campaign schedule and all assessment stages. 

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

ationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals.

Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here. Eligibility

Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Terms & Conditions

Please see candidate pack attached.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Philppa Bonay

Sift/interview dates and location

Shortlisting - W/C 08 July 2019 

Interviews  - W/C 29 July 2019

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