We are looking for HR and OD professionals who are at the top of their game and who are passionate about developing modern, business focussed solutions, and who are not afraid to challenge and try something new. The challenge we have at Essex County Council is massive, the opportunity is even bigger. This is your chance to bring new and modern ways of doing things to one of the biggest county councils in the country, where you will be encouraged to share your ideas, experience and be at the heart of creating and delivering best fit solutions.
If the idea of being part of a team who is making a real difference to public service, and to the lives of the residents of Essex, appeals to you – then this is the place for you. You may currently be working outside of local government or even in the private sector but looking to showcase your skills on a larger stage and focussed on business performance which has a real impact on people’s lives.
Joining us as HR & OD Performance Lead, you will make sure we are delivering our workforce strategy through a well-defined work programme to time, cost and quality. Your work will deliver outstanding people insight that improves our entire employee journey that disproves our assumptions, challenges our theories and ultimately changes the way we do things. You will look after the creation and delivery of our people related data and analytics through various reporting tools, enabling evidence based HR interventions. You will also ensure the effectiveness of our strategic deliverables by developing and managing reporting and impact assessments through a framework you design, measuring the success and effectiveness of OD and HR interventions. This role will have regular interaction with the ODP leadership team, being able to manage upwards and challenge where necessary.
Knowledge, skills and experience
You will have experience in a similar role developing strategic long-term plans, seeing projects through from conception to delivery, while also being able to get stuck in with the day-to-day requirements of working with data. It is essential that you have advanced Excel/VBA/SQL capability, MI tool extraction skills and project management/work programme management experience. Driven and resilient, you are a strong leader with a proven track record of managing stakeholders and a talent for creating outstanding visual insight for explaining complex data in a way that makes it easy to understand. You will have strong influencing skills and be able to critically evaluate the information you gather. You will be comfortable managing upwards and challenging our leadership team.
At Essex County Council we have a vision to be a county where innovation brings prosperity and we are dedicated to improving the lives of our residents. With a total workforce of more than 6,500, Essex County Council is one of the largest county councils in the country and we truly believe our greatest asset is our people. They are fundamentally key to our current and future success.
We offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. It’s important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we offer flexible working solutions. Our package also includes a great central location, which is easily accessible to all road and rail links, a clear career path, which will encourage gifted, committed individuals to grow with the opportunity for progression and promotion, a local government pension scheme, annual leave of up to 29 days per year, discounted shopping and much more. For further details please follow the link: https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits/
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Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.
If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*
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