£38,888 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Surrey Fire and Rescue HQ or anywhere in the County as required.
This role is a fixed term contract for 48 months. Secondments would also be considered for this role.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has the responsibility of protecting over one million people who live in the 650 square miles of Surrey. The Service employs just under 700 people across the County in a variety of roles. Comprising both uniformed personnel and support staff, they all share one vision: With you, making Surrey safer. We do this by:
- Serving the needs of our community.
- Flexibly responding to a constantly changing environment.
- Recognising and embedding diversity in everything we do
- Solving challenges through intelligence driven collaboration, innovation and improvement.
About the Role
Do you see yourself influencing the future direction of the service in the People and OD arena?
Do you see yourself being involved in shaping the way we manage and develop our people ensuring maximum engagement and buy in from the workforce?
Do you see yourself supporting the implementation of bespoke HR and OD interventions that build organisational resilience?
If yes, we have the role for you!
We are looking for a Senior HR and OD Consultant to support the programme of cultural and HR transformation projects and work streams as part of the SFRS transformation programme driving change and ensuring maximum engagement and buy in from the workforce.
The successful candidate will support the Strategic HR and OD lead in managing and implementing bespoke HR&OD interventions that build organisational resilience and deliver outstanding performance. They will provide specialist knowledge to colleagues and customers on the resolution of highly complex and sensitive casework and sensitive change management programmes.
Additionally the role will require up to date knowledge of contextual developments within and outside the organisation, to drive efficiencies and facilitate a continuous improvement approach within the service engaging with internal and external groups, to develop and implement initiatives.
You will be working as part of the wider HR and Organisational Development Programme which focuses on the delivery of projects in line with the Service’s People and Inclusion Strategies.
Reporting into the Strategic HR and OD lead you will have a varied role and the opportunity to make it your own.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Significant knowledge of the principles of change management, project management and continuous improvement, and their practical application.
- Experience in leading, coaching, developing and mentoring staff.
- Knowledge of the work practices, processes and procedures relevant to the role including broader sector/commercial awareness.
- Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with strong negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners/professionals.
- Proven ability to inspire and motivate others.
- Advanced problem solving and analytical skills with the capacity to devise and implement innovative solutions for strategic change.
- Proven ability to assess risks and benefits in a complex environment and respond appropriately.
- CIPD qualified to post graduate diploma level (MCIPD), or able to evidence equivalent knowledge and understanding of HR & OD disciplines.
- Evidence of continued professional, managerial and personal development.
- Wide ranging knowledge of modern HR issues and practices together with an up to date knowledge of EU and domestic employment law.
- A successful track record of participation in organisational and cultural change.
- Knowledge of the Fire Service sufficient to design and implement change.
Interested in finding out more? Please find attached to this advert a full job description and person specification. If you would prefer to have a chat please contact Danni Lamaignere on 07805 755630 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 15 March 2019.
Interviews will take place on week commencing 25 March 2019.
Equal Opportunities statement:
Surrey Fire and Rescue want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups.