Are you an expert on employment law? Are you good at dealing with trade unions?
Can you advise head teachers and managers on complex HR issues?
We need someone who is confident enough to manage a high performing team of HR Officers, adding value to their work through your advice and coaching. You will need to be able to address meetings of elected members on controversial issues with calm authority, and you should be able to write HR policy documents that are concise and unambiguous. You will be a Chartered Member of the CIPD, with five years HR experience (two as a manager). If you tick all these boxes then we want you to work for us.
The HR Service at West Berkshire Council provides a highly regarded service to schools and managers in a unitary local authority. With a headcount of 4600, the range of employee relations issues is wide and complex.
Reporting to the Head of HR, you will be an integral part of the HR Management Team along with the HR Services Manager. This is a fast moving, exciting role for a competent HR practitioner ready for their next career move.
You should be able to attend occasional Council or school governing body meetings, some of which may take place in the evenings and at rural venues.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.
This role attracts a generous annual leave package of 29 days per annum (increasing to 34 days with 5 years continuous LG service). Many other benefits are available such as the Local Government Pension Scheme, family friendly policies, and an excellent range of training and development opportunities.
The Council’s relocation expenses scheme may apply to this post.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Robert O’Reilly (Head of HR) on 01635 519358.
Interview date: 03/05/2017
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people in under represented groups such as people with disabilities or from a minority ethnic group.