Head of Organisational Development & Talent

Wirral Council
Agile - Wirral, Merseyside
£67,558 to £70,647
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

Head of Organisational Development & Talent

Are you an experienced and inspirational strategic leader with a background in Organisational Development and Talent? Are you looking for your next opportunity to develop your career and #bethedifference?

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities. Public service is more important than ever and this role represents a real opportunity to make a difference to our communities by transforming the way we work and placing our residents at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for a Head of Organisational Development and Talent to lead a whole lifecycle approach to talent management, ensuring we have the skills for now and the future and a workforce representative of the communities that we serve. Do you have the credibility, confidence and skills to drive culture change and deliver a high-performing workforce which role models our values whilst demonstrating a people-centric approach?

You will be creative with a fresh thinking approach and the ability to challenge and innovate. The ideal candidate will be a strong, strategic and inspirational leader an exceptional collaborator, capable of bringing together, inspiring and enabling diverse teams and partners to deliver. You will be resilient; comfortable with scrutiny, change, complexity and uncertainty and will be able to navigate and manage different stakeholder needs and multiple demands in a fast-paced environment.

Ultimately, you will demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm to making a difference for residents, you will role model our values and will be an ambassador for the Council.  #BeTheDifference.

Interviews expected to take place week commencing 13 December 2021.


This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home.  In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through Wirral Council's Jobs page following registration. Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK. Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of Wirral Council's Jobs page.

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.

Supporting Documents for Head of Organisational Development & Talent

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