Chief Personnel Officer - Full time, permanent.
Your new place of work
Sefton is a vibrant local authority on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering its exciting Vision 2030. This journey is shared with our partners and communities as we strive to ensure Sefton is a confident and connected Borough.
Sefton has the best of both worlds, from the vibrant city of Liverpool to the south, to miles of fantastic coastline and respected green spaces in the north. The borough is internationally recognised for its outstanding natural beauty and commitment to sustainability. Sefton communities look out for each other. We focus on our similarities and diversities but never on our differences, working together to live a fruitful life.
Sefton has a strong track record of partnership working and place leadership, and for having a motivated and dedicated workforce that is resilient and adaptable, it puts the Council in the best possible place to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for this challenging key role that will give you the opportunity to be the Authority’s lead adviser on all HR matters in respect of the Authority and Delegated and Voluntary Aided Schools.
Supporting the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services, you will provide strong visible proactive leadership and a collaborative and business partner approach to the Council’s workforce. Responsibility encompasses the delivery of a progressive, modern and efficient HR, Payroll and Transactional service, Occupational Health and Workforce Learning and Development offer.
Leading the management and operation of the Corporate Personnel function you will ensure all regulatory, compliance, professional standards and employment law are in place ensuring the Council operates in line with local and national policy.
Working closely with elected councillors especially Cabinet members, you will support them in undertaking their community leadership and policy and decision-making roles.
You will require a comprehensive knowledge of up to date employment law and practice and possess appropriate specialist knowledge of workforce, workforce transformation, job evaluation, work processes and budget management as well as CIPD membership. If you have significant experience of providing advice on people matters in a large complex multi-profession organisation and can fulfil these requirements and those contained within the person specification, then we would love to hear from you.