At Merton we are working to be London’s best Council. At the heart of this is a commitment to be a business-like Borough, one that understands the cost and value of our work and ensures everything we do contributes to meeting the priorities we have agreed with our residents. As Head of Organisational Development & HR Strategy, you will take the lead on organisational development, leading and shaping our OD & HR Strategy service to optimise our human resource and help ensure delivery of our objectives.
About the role
Reporting to and deputising for the Head of HR and working closely with Members and Corporate Management Team, you will lead and shape Merton’s OD and HR Strategy service, leading teams working across Learning & Development, HR Contracts, Pay & Reward and Employee Relations. You will:
- Provide leadership to the Organisational Development team, delivering high quality advice and guidance, policy development, management information and learning and development
- Be the Council’s lead on organisational development, providing advice and guidance to the council’s senior team and ensuring delivery of high profile projects and other pieces of work
- Lead our relationships with Trade Unions managing negotiations over council employment policy and any other issues
- Be our expert on HR strategy, policy and organisational development and as part of the HR management team to contribute to the leadership of the division and will deputise for the Head of HR
To be London’s Best Council, we will need exceptional OD leadership. Could that be you?
You will bring a track record of successful OD leadership in complex organisations. You will be able to demonstrate how you have used your expertise to drive change and lead projects. You will be able to evidence working with and influencing a wide range of stakeholders including Trade Unions. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualifications are essential.
How to apply
For further information and to apply please visit www.hays.co.uk/jobs/merton-council
Please submit a current CV along with a supporting statement that addresses the Role Profile and demonstrates how you meet its requirements. Please also provide details of two referees including name, position, organisation, email and telephone number, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your permission please state so clearly. Please also advise us if you have any challenges with the advertised interview dates.
For an informal discussion about the roles please contact our recruitment consultants at Hays Executive, Mark Bearn or Margaux Shipley on 020 7259 8743.
The closing date for applications is Monday 15th July.
Technical Interviews: w/c 22nd and 29th July
Final Interviews: Thursday 8th August
For more detailed information, please visit our dedicated recruitment site: hays.co.uk/jobs/merton-council