A county of contrasts, West Sussex covers both coast and the South Downs National Park, encompassing harbours, farmland and market towns whilst being home to significant businesses and the UK’s second largest international airport. The county council is on an improvement journey and over the past year, we have supported people through the pandemic, made significant service improvements and developed our corporate infrastructure. Reporting to the Chief Executive and part of the Executive Leadership Team, this position will build on this progress, ensuring the centre of the organisation provides expert support to our service delivery teams and that we continue to place our residents, communities and businesses at the heart of everything we do.
To find out more about our services and what we do please visit our WSCC website.
About The Job
Salary: up to £110,000 per annum with relocation assistance
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Location: County Hall, Chichester
Closing date: 30 August 2021
Technical interviews and shortlist meeting: week commencing 13 September 2021
Final interview panels: week commencing 01 November 2021
This role leads the Council’s strategic thinking on workforce issues; developing effective ways of implementing modern people management strategies and good practice whilst contributing to the leadership of the council as a whole.
You will lead the HR element of Smarter Working across the organisation as we build on our experience gained during the pandemic and sustain the benefits of modern, flexible working. Success will see the effective resourcing and development of a skilled, engaged and empowered workforce underpinned by a supportive and inclusive culture.
An experienced Human Resources professional, you will have a track record of leading a diverse service and providing insight and advice to senior leaders in complex settings.
Experience and Skills
You will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
Qualifications and/or experience:
Rewards and Benefits
In addition to 30 days annual leave and a generous pension scheme as an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is A000062.
For more information please click apply below or for a confidential conversation please call Jason Wheatley on 0203 667 1235, or Martin Tucker or Sarah Longbottom, both on 0121 312 3755.