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Head of Human Resources

Manchester City Council
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£71,642 to £77,549
Closing date
23 Jun 2022
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Manchester is a growing, creative, industrious and welcoming city. We are bursting with pride for our people and our place, embracing innovation and developing strong partnerships. It’s a young, internationally renowned city, buzzing with energy and making great strides towards becoming a topflight world-class city by 2025.  At the heart of all we do is our people, who passionately go that extra mile each day to make a difference to our residents’ lives. 

As we enter our next ambitious phase of change and continue on our transformation journey, we are now looking for an experienced and highly motivated HR leader to join our HR leadership team. This exciting opportunity is a key role in ensuring our Human Resources and Organisation Development service provides effective support to enable us to deliver our priorities and the ambitions we have set out in ‘Our Manchester Strategy’.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources and Organisation Development and working in partnership with the Head of OD and others, you will lead and manage the operational HR team, developing and embedding a positive, collaborative and high performing team, ensuring excellent services and high-quality HR advice and guidance is provided to managers and stakeholders. You will actively contribute to the overall strategic direction of the service and lead on major HR projects building on our strong organisational values.  More than anything, you will make sure our fantastic people thrive and develop within the HR service.

Through your substantial knowledge and experience as an HR generalist, you will act as a senior source of expert HR advice across a range of activities which includes resourcing, payroll, employee life cycle, employee relations and policy. The successful candidate will possess sound knowledge and understanding of day-to-day HR operations, have excellent leadership and people management skills and be confident in dealing with a range of challenging stakeholders. You will be a team player, highly motivated and resilient with the ability to be able to energetically lead, motivate and inspire.

This is a fantastic opportunity in a forward thinking, culturally rich, outward-looking organisation, with a dynamic workforce.  We are keen to work with extraordinary individuals who have the experience, energy, vision and ambition to help us continue to improve services for our residents.  For further information please visit and for a confidential discussion, please call our retained consultants at Faerfield, Dawn Faulkner, Jason Wheatley or Sarah Longbottom on 0121 312 3755.

Closing date: Thursday 23rd June 2022 at 5pm

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