Strategic HR & OD Manager Legal & Governance

Sedgemoor DC
Bridgwater, Somerset
£49,878 - £52,968 per annum
18 Jan 2021
01 Feb 2021
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Strategic HR & OD Manager Legal & Governance

£49,878 - £52,968 per annum

37 hours per week

Sedgemoor, located in the heart of Somerset and the wider South West, is an excellent location for both employment and as a place to live. The area boasts splendid scenery with the Quantock and Mendip Hills, the Somerset Levels and an extensive coastline. It is a highly accessible district with first class transport links including the M5, and the cities of Bristol and Exeter within easy reach. Sedgemoor District Council is an ambitious and pro-business authority, well on the way to transforming how we provide services to our customers and how we work by embracing new technology. In support of this vision we are also seeking to carve out a more strategic focus on Human Resources, Organisational Development and Learning.

The Role

Working collaboratively with the leadership team, you will champion and lead organisational change and cultural initiatives to support the development of an agile workplace. Having introduced a new structure and posts across our People Team, we are now looking for a level 7 CIPD qualified professional who embodies our corporate values, with experience of leading, planning and delivering strategic HR and OD services through a small team of professionals in support of the Council’s objectives, including the organisation wide transformation of services to our customers.

The Person

You will have experience of working at a senior level and leading high performing teams, preferably within a local government environment, coupled with a sound knowledge of employment law and able to advise senior management on complex employment issues.

It is essential that you have strong experience in delivering cultural change programmes.

Preferably a qualified coach, you will lead service improvement strategies and support the development of a high-quality, agile performance management culture.

A skilled people manager who brings out the best in others, you are able to motivate, influence and engage at all levels within the organisation. You will also have strong oral and written communications skills to engage diverse audiences including Members.

Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, interviews for this post will be carried out virtually, and the successful applicant will be required to work from home, until further notice. All equipment will be provided.

All posts are subject to a Baseline Personal Security Standard Check through the Disclosure Procedure.

To apply, please send your CV and recruitment statement (template on Sedgemoor Careers Page ) as to your suitability for the role to:  or to: Recruitment Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR

Closing date for applications: Monday 1st February 2021

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