Contract: Temporary contract for up to 12 months to cover a maternity leave
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Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
The post holder will report directly to the Director of Corporate Services and form part of the councils senior management team.
You will provide excellent HR services to the council. You will be the professional for HR in the council, by using your HR expertise to navigate a variety of HR matters. You will support the Strategic Pay and Policy manager in the delivery of Pay related matters and work with senior HR staff to implement the business plan.
What you need to succeed?
You will be a member of the CIPD and have extensive experience of operating at a senior level in HR within a large and complex organisation.
As part of the role you will advise senior management and elected members on HR/employment issues. You will resolve complex and contentious employment issues as well as providing professional leadership across the HR service.
You will have excellent and up to date knowledge of employment legislation, case law and HR practice. You will have experience of managing staff. You will also have strong communication skills, both spoken and in writing, and the ability to influence at all levels of the organisation.
Ideally, you will have experience of working in public sector organisations including alongside elected members and you will have experience of negotiating with trades unions and managing union relations.
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.
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To make sure your application is above the rest and for full job details, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role and you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. If you wish to submit a CV, please consider attaching a covering letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.