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Strategic HR Business Partner

Cumberland Council
£62,273 to £65,017
Closing date
6 May 2024

Cumberland Council

Strategic HR Business Partner

Salary: £62,273 to £65,017


Cumberland Council is a new and innovative unitary authority with a 4,000 plus strong workforce and an ambition to be a leading council that does things differently. Formed in April 2023 following a local government reorganisation, we are off to a great start and are looking for a Strategic HR Business Partner to join our newly established HR & OD service.

Without question, this is one of the most exciting new HR & OD services in local government. And as a Senior HR Business Partner you will have the opportunity to shape our culture, workforce development, reward, engagement, organisation design and operational HR delivery.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development and working to the Council’s Senior Leadership Team, this role is focused on the delivery of the Council’s Corporate Service-specific HR and OD Strategies. This will mean working collaboratively with the Service’s Management Team and corporate centre to ensure the Councils Target Operating Model is embedded through matrix management arrangements across the very heart of the organisation.

You will also play a key role in embedding the wider new HR & OD Service across the organisation as a whole and delivering strategies that sets out our approach and commitment to ensuring delivering innovative services, our values and wellbeing are at the heart at everything we do and allows Cumberland to deliver leading services.

Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking for a strong people professional, with experience of planning and delivering a high-performing HR & OD service, ideally in a corporate centre environment, and a background in working in changing operating environments that require the service to adapt and develop. You will have the confidence to play a full role in the Council’s HR & OD team and be skilled at driving change, inspiring, empowering and upskilling colleagues. You’ll be confident at managing people-related risks, influencing and providing strategic advice, leading culture change, nurturing employee engagement, and working collaboratively and positively with Trade Unions.

To find out more please click on Apply. For a confidential conversation please contact Nick Cole on 07867 451 183 or Sandra Jones on 07826 404091.

Closing date: 6th May

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