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Head of Human Resources

Sheffield City Council.
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Director Grade 7 £60,344 - £64,765
Closing date
15 Nov 2021

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Public Sector
Salary Band
Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Specialist Area
General HR Function
CIPD Membership
Non CIPD member
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Sheffield is set apart, we are the only City to have a national park within our City Borders and unique industrial legacy. But we’re moving forward too, and our vibrant international city has two world-class universities, high performing schools, a student population of over 50,000 and a thriving Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District. We think differently, we are makers and creators and now we’re busy taking the opportunity to create a momentum for change. Under the leadership of a new Chief Executive and newly formed Corporate Leadership team we are creating ambitious plans for our future.

Reporting to the Director for HR and Customer Services you will play a pivotal role within the council and across the whole HR Function. You will lead Council wide Workforce Development activity, as well as shaping and supporting, organisational change and improve service outcomes, by helping to create the right conditions to enable us be ready to meet the challenges ahead.

We are looking for an experienced HR leader with a deep understanding of service leadership, HR advisory activity and how this relates to learning and development, HR policy framework, collaborative industrial relations and who can quickly gain the trust of key stakeholders and staff. You will give confidence that you can lead our HR service operationally and strategically whilst maintaining and building upon progress already underway. You will be able to demonstrate a depth of experience to manage our HR function and lead an experienced mix of HR professionals. You will possess a good understanding of the context in which local authorities operate having worked within or alongside a public service organisation.

This role will have functional responsibility for Payroll, Pay and Reward, Systems and Performance, Recruitment, HR Support Services, & Health & Safety.

This is a politically restricted post.

We particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic candidates and disabled candidates as they are under-represented in this service.
We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council. 

Assessment & Interviews week commencing 22 November 2021. Please note that this date is only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

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