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Head of Organisational Development and Human Resources

Cheshire West & Chester Council
£68,640 - £76,148
Closing date
30 Aug 2021
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Cheshire West and Chester Council

Head of Organisational Development and Human Resources

£68,640 - £76,148

Cheshire West and Chester Council is a dynamic organisation where everyone can play their part in securing a greener, healthier, fairer and more prosperous future for local people and businesses. With an inspiring and exciting programme of change and a high performing workforce, the council is working alongside communities to tackle big challenges. Through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment, you will be joining an organisation that has a fresh, collaborative and energetic approach.

We are recruiting for a Head of Organisational Development and Human Resources to provide effective leadership on workforce matters and to enhance our organisational culture. This is a vital role for the organisation where you will grow strong links with all Council services and develop the HR and OD service that delivers the Council’s strategic priorities.  A new People Plan has just been agreed that sets our workforce ambition and charts the journey towards our goals. It covers areas like employee engagement, agile working, leadership development and wellbeing, transforming recruitment, using our role as an employer to support residents in need, digital transformation and reward and recognition.  You will be central to ensuring this plan is delivered and it makes a positive difference. You will also be the senior officer responsible for providing high quality HR advice to senior leaders within the organisation, including the Chief Executive and elected Members.

If you have experience of leading major cultural change, underpinned by sound HR advice and practice, we would love to hear from you.

In return the Council offers a comprehensive benefits package including a minimum of 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service), strong flexible and agile working arrangements with an office base in Ellesmere Port and have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and a host of other working rewards including cycle scheme and technology purchase scheme.

For more information please click Apply or contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Philip Emms (0113 205 6078) or Gary Evans (0113 205 6080).

Closing date: Monday 6th September.

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