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Deputy Chief People Officer

Morgan Law Recruitment
£91,004 to £104,927
Closing date
27 Jun 2021

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Public Healthcare
HR Jobs Level
Executive / Officer
Specialist Area
General HR Function
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East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is a very special organisation.  Our teams are amazing, and this has been demonstrated even more so during the unprecedented challenge brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our community has never been more important than it is now.

Operating across four sites, we predominantly serve the population of East and North Hertfordshire and parts of south Bedfordshire, covering 600,000 people.  Additionally, 2 million people living in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, North West London and part of the Thames Valley are eligible for care at our Cancer Centre at Mount Vernon.  We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust with people-centred leadership driving our 6,600 dedicated staff to provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients.  We continue to undergo significant transformation and our People team are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

These are exciting times in the People team. We launched our new People & Organisation Strategy last year, our new Chief People Officer started earlier this year, and we have developed a new structure and delivery model.  We are now seeking to appoint a Deputy Chief People Officer to support the Chief People Officer in delivering the vision of the People Strategy: Work Together, Grow Together, Thrive Together and Care Together for our patients and our community.

This role is a key member of the People Senior Leadership Team and will also deputise for the Chief People Officer at Board and Executive meetings.

The key focus areas of the role will be:

• Organisational Development, Culture and Staff Engagement

• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

• Workforce redesign and transformation

• Strategic People Health & Wellbeing and Employee Relations

The postholder will also be responsible for leading the People Partnering function, including our People Business Partners and teams across Culture & Leadership, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Staff Engagement and Experience, Health & Wellbeing and Freedom to Speak Up.

To succeed in this pivotal role, you’ll be CIPD qualified and be able to demonstrate extensive experience in a senior HR role in a complex, unionised environment.  You’ll also have a full understanding of current and forthcoming issues within the health and social care sector, especially those affecting our workforce – both now and in the future.

Finally, it will be important for you to embody our values – focused on patients, continuously improving and innovating through collaboration and teamwork, striving for excellence, and being respectful of others and the role that they play in delivering and receiving healthcare across the county.

This represents a great opportunity to join a People team at a time of renewal and change, play a key role in the leadership of HR across the Trust and make a tangible positive impact on our patients and employees. 

For an information pack containing further details on the organisation, role, how to apply and the recruitment process, please contact Angela Newman at our retained search partners Morgan Law by emailing or telephoning 020 77474923 Application is by CV and Supporting Statement.

The Closing Date for applications will be midnight on Sunday 27th June 2021.

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