People Consultant Lead - Kingston Upon Thames

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
£51,979 - £58,788 per annum
18 Jul 2019
11 Aug 2019
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time


£51,979 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. We are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020. Agile and flexible working welcomed and supported, we care about the job you do, not where you do it.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the role

We have high ambitions here at Surrey County Council – our aim is to be recognised, simply, as outstanding and we are in the midst of organisation wide transformation that will help us get there. The challenge is huge, the opportunities even greater.

We have completely re-designed and re-focused our HR&OD function, with a strong focus on modernising our organisation, culture and workforce – where individuals thrive and are able to perform at their very best. You will be encouraged to think differently, share your experience and create solutions that truly deliver change.

If the idea of being part of a team which is committed to making a real impact to public service, and to the lives of the residents of Surrey, then this opportunity is for you!

As part of our exciting new HR&OD function, you will play a critical role leading the people consultancy team in the provision of best in class professional advice directly aligned to organisational direction and culture.

With a business focussed mindset, you will support people consultancy to take a flexible and risk aware approach to the interpretation of policies and procedures; legally compliant obviously but always aligned to business need.

You will create an environment where the team look outwardly, across the HR&OD function and externally, for best practice evidence based approaches to improve management practice, employee experience and ultimately, organisational performance.

Educated to Chartered MCIPD or equivalent experience, you will have experience of leading in a complex environment. Highly credible, you naturally build relationships with a genuine desire to 'get under the skin' of the business.

Being curious, adaptable, creative and resilient, you will have experience of leading and developing a modern, business focussed people consultancy practice directly aligned to organisational direction, culture and employee experience. As a leader, you will inspire, motivate and coach both individuals and the wider team to think and act differently, be confident and focus on best fit solutions.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile or visit our HR & OD Recruitment page.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Tina Ohagwa by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11/08/2019.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

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