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Transformation People Business Partner

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/TP/288596/1329
  • Published: Wed 03/07/2024, 11:07 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 17/07/2024, 11:07 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £68774 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

This role has a starting salary of £68,774 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week.

This is a 12 month fixed term role.

We are excited to be hiring a new People Business Partner with a focus on Transformation programmes to join our team for the next 12 months. This is a new role which has been created to support the transformation ambitions of the council, and they're big! We're looking for someone who has experience working as a business partner who can work with stakeholders across the organisation to scope, design, implement and embed transformation activities for our workforce.

The team is based in Woodhatch Place in Reigate. We make sure we spend time in the office to collaborate and to spend time in person with our stakeholders, but we work in a hybrid and agile way to meet the needs of our client groups.

Rewards and Benefits

  • 26 days' holiday (prorated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
  • An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
  • Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
  • Paternity, adoption and dependents leave
  • A generous local government salary related pension
  • Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
  • 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
  • Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources

About the Team
If you're successful, you'll be working as part of a large People and Change team full of great People and Change professionals. You'll work directly with our directorate facing People Business Partners and our Strategic OD Consultants as part of an experienced and credible team. We'll be here to share our knowledge, networks, ideas and experience with you and to help you when things feel hard.

Our manager will trust you to work autonomously, and support you as you need it. You'll be challenged to develop and grow in the role and you'll have access to a really good range of development opportunities.

Don't be put off by what you think working in a county council is like. We're driven, ambitious for our workforce and constantly striving to add value in the work we do. We get to support the workforce who are working directly with our most vulnerable residents and that matters. Not every organisation can say that.

Your role in People & Change transformation

We are on our own transformation journey as an HR & OD team. We have big ambitions organised around 4 areas, Leadership, Capability, our Operating model, and Technology.

  • Working with stakeholders to design and implement People and Change transformation programmes including work to transform career development.
  • Facilitating change readiness in the workforce to support transformation priorities including equipping leaders with the skills and mindset necessary to lead through change effectively.

Your role in HR Business Partnering within transformation

We're also working with colleagues across the council on a number of transformation programmes. Programmes focused on how we organise our people, systems and ways of working, and programmes focused on how we redesign our services around our residents.

You'll have a key role in supporting this work and it will be important to quickly establish partnership with senior leadership and programme partners, providing strategic, operational and tactical HR expertise and insights to support business decisions, drive transformation and enhance organisational growth and success.

  • Ensuring People & Change strategies, policies, systems and processes are aligned with transformation goals, providing guidance on change management best practices and facilitating the implementation of initiatives to support organisational change effectively.
  • Coordinating and collaborating with other People & Change functions to organise and resource the HR & OD aspects of change management activities, overseeing activity and monitoring progress against milestones to mitigate risks and optimise outcomes.
  • Utilising HR data, insight and analytics to monitor the effectiveness of transformation initiatives, identify trends, and provide insights to leadership for informed decision making, including recommendations for adjustments to strategies or interventions as needed.

We are looking for an experienced business partner who can evidence a solid track record of successfully embedding change initiatives. You will have outstanding communication abilities to effectively influence and articulate the desired outcomes of our programme of work. You will be able to secure collaboration, fostering a shared vision and alignment or aims and outcomes across the council.

Shortlisting Criteria
To apply for this role, there are three application questions set out below. These are really important. This is your opportunity to tell us more than is in your CV, although we want to see that too. Help us by providing great examples.

If you're shortlisted, we'll send you the interview questions in advance. We genuinely want you to present the best version of yourself.

These are the questions we'd like you to answer.

  1. How have you facilitated change readiness within a large workforce?
  2. How have you navigated organisational dynamics to secure collaboration?
  3. How have you used HR data, insight, and analytics to monitor the effectiveness of a change initiative?

We want to see your business partnering skills and experience in action and understand how you have successfully designed and embedded change. We're going to use your answers to these questions to shortlist, so make them count.

Contact us
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 15th July.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/TP/288596/1329
  • Published: Wed 03/07/2024, 11:07 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 17/07/2024, 11:07 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £68774 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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