Assistant Director Human Resources & Organisational Development

Job Summary
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Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/11/2023 23:59
£96,503 per annum
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Executive / Managerial
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Closing date:
21 Nov
Further Information
Stockton–on-Tees Borough Council - A Bold Borough

We have big ambitions for our Borough and we’re looking to hear from talented and dedicated HR leaders who have the skills and enthusiasm to join us at what promises to be an incredibly exciting time for Stockton-on-Tees.
Our workforce delivers excellent services for our residents and businesses every single day of the year. Our staff work hard, are loyal and we all share our pride in serving the people of the Borough.
This is a really exciting time to be joining us as we embark on a transformation programme right across the Council - this influential role will provide a fantastic opportunity to help shape and direct change at the highest level. In many ways we are at the start of a new journey, where a number of new leaders have joined the Council alongside trusted longstanding officers united in our ambitions and energised to be bold for our future.
These types of roles do not come around very often, and so we are looking for an ambitious strategic leader who will work with us to help modernise and help us develop even more efficient ways of working which will set the scene for the future and ensure we are well placed to meet the challenges ahead.
Whilst we face the same workforce challenges experienced right across the country, including stretched financial budgets, resourcing and retaining staff in scarce labour markets, and implementing new ways of agile working, we are on the cusp of a new dawn.
This is an invigorating, great place to work and we are excited by what the future holds - looking ahead with real optimism.
This is a pivotal role at an important time for the Council. We are looking for a leader in HR and OD who has a strong technical background coupled with the ability to lead at the most senior level, and who will be instrumental in implementing new HR programmes right across the board.
Council services have the privilege and responsibility of supporting people and their families when they need it the most, whilst shaping places that enable our communities to thrive. Our services are large, complex, multifaceted and highly regulated. This creates an interesting human resource dynamic. The integration and co-reliance of public services is highly complex and ever changing. Strategic workforce planning and partnerships unlock resources and solutions to maximise our impact in this great borough.
Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, you will be looking at ways to introduce and implement modern and agile HR strategies and approaches and you will ensure these solutions are embedded effectively and successfully.
You will be responsible for providing strategic HR support to and will collaborate with key stakeholders so that there is an effective and consistent approach to HR across the Council. You will ensure that you have visibility and that the HR service is integral and influential within system wide thinking and solutions, whilst forming mutually beneficial internal partnerships with employee representatives and wider corporate colleagues.
Led by you, the HR service will constantly adapt in response to new legislation, market forces or customer requirements. Your teams understand, deliver and embed these changes accurately and with strong quality assurance and governance. We have driven, outcome focussed approaches and the platform to enable further growth and success.
Your service is challenging and supportive in equal measure enabling people to thrive. Operating as a united corporate service at our core whilst being located within the services we partner with. This maximises the impact and strength of our approach. We understand the key issues our services face and how HR can deliver solutions with specific value to their service, a real enabler.
For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact our recruitment partners - The Resourcing Solution: Penny Keatings on 07811 411 462 / Penny.Keatings@northyorks.gov.uk or Leanne Auton on 07815 028 548 / Leanne.Auton@northyorks.gov.uk
To find out more and how to apply, visit www.stocktonappointments.co.uk

Closing date: Midnight on 21st November 2023
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This job is closed for applications.