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Head of HR and Workforce

Sefton Council
Sefton (Metropolitan borough), Merseyside
£83,049 Pay Award Pending
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Sefton is a vibrant local authority on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering its exciting Vision 2030.  This journey is shared with our partners and communities as we strive to ensure Sefton is a confident and connected Borough.

Sefton has the best of both worlds, from the busy and diverse city of Liverpool to the south, to miles of fantastic coastline and green spaces in the north; indeed, the borough is internationally recognised for its outstanding natural beauty and commitment to sustainability.  Sefton also has a strong track record of partnership working and place leadership and has a motivated and dedicated workforce that is resilient and adaptable. 

We are currently seeking an outstanding new Head of HR and Workforce to lead the delivery of a progressive, modern and efficient HR service, which includes payroll and transactional services, occupational health and the workforce learning and development offer.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services, you will provide strong, visible and proactive leadership and a collaborative and business partner approach to the Council’s workforce.  You will also make sure that all regulatory, compliance, professional standards and employment law are in place, ensuring the Council operates in line with local and national policy.

Working closely with elected councillors especially Cabinet members, you will support them in undertaking their community leadership and policy and decision-making roles.

We are seeking candidates with great people skills and a determination to support change and transformation.  You will of course also have the appropriate knowledge of employment law and practice and of workforce transformation, job evaluation, work processes and budget management as well as CIPD membership. If you have significant experience of providing strategic advice on people matters in a large complex multi-profession organisation and want to support our vision for Sefton, then we would love to hear from you.

For further information please see: or contact Luke Judd at Starfish Search on 07435 270 659 or



Is Sefton the place for you?

Exciting Career Opportunities Awaits

Sefton Council is committed to building a culture where you can thrive no matter what stage of your career you are in whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance

Why Work For Sefton Council?

A council with 50 years of longevity, Sefton is the local authority playing a key role in the Liverpool City Region. The borough has more than 280,000 residents with towns including Bootle, Litherland, Seaforth, Crosby, Formby, Maghull and Southport. We value our employees and aim to create a positive, innovative and open work culture that supports everyone

"Best Place to live 2022" - Sunday Times

Merseyside is a popular area, with several idyllic locations to settle down, outside of Liverpool. With multiple sandy beaches, coastal walks, historic hidden gems and independent eateries it's got all you need

Sefton has 22 miles of coast, featuring the industrial Port of Liverpool, Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ artwork, and sprawling sandy beaches and dunes.  It is also home to the Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse and Royal Birkdale Golf Club – a regular Open Championship venue.

Merseyside is also well known for the iconic location of the singing group "The Beatles"

Diverse Employer & Multiple Company Benefits

Sefton is a diverse and exciting borough and is a great place to live and work. As an employer we can offer a diverse range of job roles across a variety of settings. We have family friendly policies and offer attractive benefits which allow for a good work life balance. We invest in our staff through high quality training, learning and development and offer routes of progression throughout the Council. 

Get to know Sefton Council - Social Media:

Follow us on social media by clicking on the links below and visit our website for the latest news and career opportunities. We look forward to working with you soon.

Website: @SeftonCouncil

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Youtube: @SeftonCouncil

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2nd Floor, Magdalen House
30 Trinity Road
L20 3NJ

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