Head of Human Resources (HR) - Local Authority Council

Nexere Consulting Limited
600.00 GBP Daily
19 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019
HR & Training
Contract Type
Full Time

My client, a London based Local Authority currently seek an interim Head of HR.


To support the organisation in developing, retaining and deploying an exceptional workforce -

To ensure managers are supported to deliver excellent human resources management by facilitating and ensuring the provision of high quality human resources advice to senior officers and managers

To lead, manage and develop a quality, cost effective, and customer-focused Human Resources service in accordance with authority's policies and procedures

To deliver a well managed Human Resource service ensuring that recruitment, training, development, appraisal, performance, workload allocation, quality assurance, risk and other management activities are carried out in accordance with policy and to the benefit of the service and the staff in it.

To ensure that the Human Resources service recruits the best possible staff - being responsible for the selection, recruitment and deployment of staff within the Human Resources division, ensuring the implementation of policies.

Qualifications and Experience

Educated to post-graduate level or with requisite management experience

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CiPD) qualifications are essential

Project management qualifications are desirable but not essential

Experience of managing transformational change and effective working with staff, partners and key stakeholders

Evidence of success in exploiting new opportunities, determining and evaluating service quality and achieving best value for internal clients

Evidence of successful resource and financial management, formulating budgets and applying rigorous monitoring and control procedures

Evidence of demonstrable evidence of leading teams through major change

Experience of performance management of staff

Skills and Knowledge

A strategic thinker with a record of effective and efficient service delivery

Ability to work in partnership and across organisational boundaries with highly developed relationship management skills

Comfortable with working in fast changing working environments and able to work effectively with ambiguity

Strong budget, resource management, planning and performance management skills, commercially aware and a strong negotiator and influencer

An ability to manage risk and take appropriate risk mitigation measures

Solutions and outcomes focused

Proven leadership and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work effectively as an individual and within a team in an environment

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