Head of Joint Human Resources

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25 October 2020
Northants Police and Fire and Rescue Services
Location: Northampton
Salary: £71,643 to £76,791
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Job Description

Location: Currently Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, pending relocation to Wellingborough, Northants, in early 2021

Northamptonshire Police and Fire and Rescue Services, are committed to working together to deliver unrivalled policing and fire and rescue services across the County to fight crime, protect people and keep communities safe. Working alongside and under the governance of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, we aim to provide the most efficient and effective services possible, putting people first and continually seeking to develop and grow, through hard work, innovation and collaboration. Having a combined Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, enables us to explore truly ground-breaking, modern ways of working in order to nurture and grow a truly diverse work force which aligns with the strategic priorities and values of our organisation.

The Role 

Reporting to the Director for Enabling Services, the Head of Human Resources will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing innovative L&D strategies and people plans, which incorporate all Human Resource functional areas and policies and procedures across Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Services.  Our pending relocation to a new combined premises, presents an exceptional opportunity to provide strategic leadership to the HR Service in relation to all HR Policy, Employee Relations and related legislation to ensure the provision of up-to-date information and advice on best practice in these specific areas.

As Head of Human Resources, you will be responsible for advising and influencing Chief Officers on all functional HR matters, developing People Plans to create an environment that develops a professional and diverse workforce through effective resource planning, recruitment and professional development that delivers strategic improvements, long term performance and cultural change needs for the organisation.  

The Person 

The ideal candidate will be a proven HR leader ideally CIPD qualified (or equivalent), with a track record operating at a strategic level, delivering transformational change and shaping new policies and processes in a variety of HR roles across the public sector. You will possess the flair to work collaboratively with strategic leads across corporate functions contributing to the effective delivery of key business objectives.  Engagement with trade unions will also be a key part of your remit, and you will play a central role in developing and nurturing strong working relationships to help develop a forward-looking function, which is seen as a trusted partner and which supports a truly engaged workforce.

You will have gained extensive experience within a comparable public sector environment and be used to working and navigating the complexities related to the sector. You must possess the leadership skills to motivate, inspire and empower and support diverse teams and demonstrate comprehensive and current knowledge of employment and equality legislation to advise on complex cases.

How to apply

To find out how to be part of the change please click on ‘Apply’

For an informal discussion to explore the role and your fit in more detail, please contact our retained recruitment partners – GatenbySanderson - Peter Guilder - M: 07545 441127.  

This may be at the end, but it is far from an afterthought; we are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which promotes and supports inclusivity and respect, with a culture that supports our communities and partners and celebrates all aspects of diversity. Achieving our aim to lead to a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. We are a Disability Confident organisation. 

Northamptonshire Police and Fire and Rescue Services is also a sponsor of the Armed Forces Covenant. 

With the potential for a relocation package available, this could be your moment to join the change, so do not miss the closing date for applications: 23.59 Sunday 25th October 2020

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.