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Harrogate Borough Council
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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Head of People and Organisational Development

£65,000 – £75,000 plus excellent benefits.

Closing date: Sunday 19 September 2021


This role offers an exciting opportunity to be the principal adviser to the council and provide the leadership and direction of the council’s key enabling People and Organisational Development service and delivery of its people strategy.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing the council’s operational and strategic level response in providing a comprehensive People and Organisational Development service, including handling and overseeing complex employee relations issues, employee engagement and leading negotiations and consultations with the trade unions.

You will be an inspiring, engaging and influential leader, an effective communicator with the gravitas to build and sustain relationships with senior stakeholders, and be driven to achieve challenging objectives. You will have experience at a senior level in the management and delivery of People and Organisational Development services including the motivation and management of building and developing cross-functional teams.

You will also lead on all ‘people’ issues associated with Local Government Reorganisation/major change and provide leadership, support, advice and guidance throughout.

We are willing to consider a secondment from another council.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rachel Joyce, Director of Corporate Affairs on 01423 556705 or email

Closing date: Sunday 19 September 2021

Interview dates: Tuesday 28 September 2021 (Officer Panel) and Wednesday 29 September 2021 (Member Panel).

To apply click on the Apply Button below Harrogate or call 01423 500600 and ask for Kay Atherton