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Chief People Officer

Home Office
Any major Home Office HR Hubs including London, Croydon, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool.
up to £149,000 plus 27% pension contribution.
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Employer: Home Office

Role: SCS2 Chief People Officer

Location: Any major Home Office HR Hubs including London, Croydon, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool with regular travel to 2 Marsham Street, London.
Contract: Permanent, Full time and Job share arrangements will be considered.

Salary: up to £149,000 plus 27% pension contribution.

About Home Office

The Home Office is one of the original great Departments of State. As such it is constantly evolving to ensure that it keeps pace with the changes in the communities it serves and that the people who work for the Home Office reflect the make-up of those communities, while having the up-to-date skills required to contribute effectively  progressing policy objectives. The role of the Home Office is fundamentally important: to keep Britain’s streets safe and its borders secure. Each and every member of Home Office staff plays a part in making that happen. With a budget of £14.7bn, the Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs and crime policy, counter-extremism and counterterrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive, and accountable policing in the UK. These issues are at the heart of the Government’s agenda.

The role

As the Chief People Officer and Head of Profession, the successful candidate will lead the Home Office HR Function on all aspects of HR, including business partnering, expert services and delivery functions such as resourcing. As a member of both the Department’s Executive Committee and the Government People Group HR Executive Team, the Chief People Officer will partner closely with Permanent Secretaries and Directors General to enable the delivery of key organisational and Civil Service wide priorities, enabled by a strong, employee-centric HR function. The Chief People Officer is expected to manage a budget of c. £50m, provide strategic direction and role model inclusive leadership for c. 450 people, including 13 Senior Civil Servants

The Person

You will bring a track record of leading a multi-disciplinary, corporate services HR function within a large, complex, diversified organisation with a proven ability to build high performing teams. Adept at managing senior stakeholder relationships, you will evidence strong influencing skills with both the confidence and the credibility to challenge at executive level. With a relentless focus on continuous improvement, you will be capable of driving the people aspects of technology-orientated, organisational transformation and you will be a credible operator across key HR subject matter, including organisation design, industrial and employee relations. You will demonstrate strong analytical skills as well as the flexibility and personal resilience to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances in an environment of regular scrutiny by the media, the public and others.

How to Apply:

If you are motivated by the opportunity to grip the challenges of delivering functions of national importance and social impact, we would like to hear from you.

For more information or for an informal discussion about the roles contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson;

Applications must be received by 23.55 on Wednesday 24th April 2024 by clicking Apply.

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