Assistant Director Human Resources

The future success of our city depends on the future success of our workforce

This is a defining moment. For the people of Birmingham, for the Council - and you. Join us now and you’ll build a real legacy, helping us to shape a better city for all. 

The opportunity

We’re on a journey of real change, growth and confidence in the future. We’re hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, so we’re set to take our place on the international stage and make the most of the opportunities this will bring to our wonderfully diverse communities.

This is one of a number of influential new senior roles for collaborative people, motivated by doing what’s right for our city and residents. Together, we’ll make Birmingham an even better place to live and thrive in. 

The role

Joining as part of a new streamlined leadership team, you’ll ensure we have the people, talent and capabilities we need to improve and transform services in a sustainable way. With a brief that covers employee relations, trade unions, advisory services, recruitment and transactional services, you’ll lead a team of HR Business Managers and associated consultancy staff to ensure we deliver a workforce fit for a 21st century city where every child, citizen and place matters.

A key part of your role will be to enable business transformation through significant cultural change.

The person

You’ll have a sound track-record of strategic HR leadership in a large and complex organisation. This should include experience of driving large-scale programmes of change that improve the performance of people and processes. Capable of developing effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders including trade unions and outside agencies, you’ll have a good understanding of the statutory and regulatory responsibilities of local government.

You’ll combine this with business acumen, innovation, entrepreneurial flair and the ability to strategically manage human resources within challenging budgets. The pace will be rapid so you’ll need to be focused on delivery, but as priorities may change, flexibility and adaptability are also important.  

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