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Head of Human Resources

Competitive

Location: Watford 

Watford is changing. We are leveraging more than £1.5billion of investment into the town to create new neighbourhood centres and secure thousands of jobs with better services, improved transport and new facilities. Business and demographic growth is significant as is the demand for our key services. This is your chance to join the team that’s creating and responding to this agenda. 

As part of the Shared Service arrangement between Watford Borough Council and Three Rivers District Council, as the Head of Human Resources, your role is to be the leading expert on people matters across the two Councils, supporting the delivery of their visions.  With the development of a new People Strategy to support the service transformation your role is to ensure we have a culture and working environment that reflects the Councils’ core values and that fosters talent, to deliver the agreed outcomes for customers and local communities.  You will lead the development and implementation of people-led frameworks, programmes, policies and processes, helping to deliver a vision that supports a workforce that is agile, mobile and optimises use of technology.

You will need the authority and credibility to build dynamic relationships, influence and engage as well as have an astute understanding of how to secure continuous improvement in people and HR service provision. Substantial experience of enabling organisation-wide service transformation will be essential – within either a public or private sector context.

With this background, you’ll be a skilled and confident leader, collaborative in your approach and with the ability to get the best from committed teams. Comfortable in a fast-moving organisation, you will thrive on the pace of change and share the scale of our ambition. If you’re also politically aware and focused on getting things done, now is the time to join us.

Closing date: Friday, 24th November (midnight)

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