Team Manager - People

Epping, Essex
£50,300 - £53,001 (DOE) plus excellent benefits
07 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Hays is delighted to be working in partnership with Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) to recruit a Team Manager – People

EFDC are in the process of changing how they think about service delivery in the future and this role is a key part of that process. The district is facing an unprecedented period of growth, which will bring changes in demographics, in the types of services required and, in the ways, people access those services.

The drivers for change are:

• Customers – Building services around the people we serve
• Efficiency – Making the very best of our people, time and money
• Effectiveness – An agile flexible workforce achieving our ambitions and working together and in partnership

As Team Manager you will contribute to and implement a strong vision for the department. Deliver ambitious, innovative and forward-thinking approaches. Drive high quality work and achieve objectives by effective performance and risk management.

You will manage and lead the people team to deliver an effective service across HR Operations, Organisational Development and Learning & Development. Initiating alternative methods of service delivery to provide value for money. You will provide strategic advice, guidance and support to the senior managers and members. Develop and implement strategies, polices and systems to deliver the corporate plan, corporate values and people strategy and continuously improve the service.

Epping have a shared Payroll Service, work with partner authorities to develop the HR/Payroll IT system and are members of an Essex wide HR Network.

You will be the lead for Epping in these networks developing initiatives and working to develop further opportunities.

You will have previous experience of working at a senior level in an organisation that has gone through extensive change. A background in Organisation Design would be beneficial. Previous experience of working in Local government is preferred, however it’s not essential.

You will be degree qualified or equivalent with some formal management or project management training and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of safeguarding and local government legislation. Experience leading, motivating and inspiring staff is also required. You will also be assessed on how you embody the Council’s core Values and Behaviours

In return EFDC are offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits package which includes flexible working arrangements and career and professional development.

For more information about the role and organisation please visit their dedicated recruitment microsite: or for an informal discussion please contact Shelly McKinney who is the retained consultant working in partnership with EFDC on 01245 782134.

Closing date for all applications: 31st August
Shortlisting assessment (telephone based) from 6th September
Interviews will be between 2nd - 4th October

All third party & direct applicants will be forwarded directly to Shelly McKinney at Hays to be screened as part of the recruitment process.

EFDC is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief.

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