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  • Fantastic opportunity to join DWP's large and exciting People & Capability team
  • Locations: Sheffield, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Blackpool

About Our Client

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK's biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 22 million claimants and customers, making 730 million payments a year totalling £180 billion.

As an employer we represent different age groups, socio-economic backgrounds, faiths and beliefs and are committed to the wider ambition to become the UK's most inclusive employer.

During the recent pandemic, the Department has risen to unprecedented challenges earning widespread praise for its response to increased demand for immediate support across the whole of the country, successfully coping with huge rises in the level of claims and public need.

As a result, we are currently hiring into our People and Capability Function which is part of a wider HR Profession across Government, offering varied and interesting career paths right across the Civil Service. We have a variety of opportunities and professional development routes on offer across the function within:

  • People Services
  • Resourcing
  • Capability, Learning and Talent
  • Business Partnering

Hub Locations: Sheffield, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Blackpool

Job Description

People Services

The roles in People Services are Centre of Expertise roles. They involve leading specialist groups of staff, developing and communicating on issues of People-related policies which impact all of our 85,000 employees. They will work across the Civil Service with other experts to ensure DWP policies and practices meet our business needs and align with Employment Law and best practice. They lead on reward issues and pay negotiations, they manage our contracts and links into payroll and pensions, they lead groups of experts providing expertise on Wellbeing, Inclusion and Health and Safety, they lead our Complex Casework Service for Line Managers.

Resourcing

Senior Resourcing Managers will provide leadership, focus and clear communications for work areas across the Resourcing group. Be they leading groups of Resource Account Managers, Workforce Planners or Campaign Managers, they will provide expert knowledge for senior stakeholders in their client business area on complex resourcing issues which informs decisions about resourcing plans and strategies and keeps the Department compliant in its resourcing approaches and activity.

Capability, Learning and Talent

Leading the agenda to create a culture of continuous learning and inclusivity to enable us to build flexible skillsets and respond to our ever-changing context. This is a key area of the Department's People Strategy. The Grade 6 roles in this group provide clear leadership and direction, influence and work collaboratively with senior stakeholders developing an inclusive strategy, a leadership development offer, drive professional capability, and lead the design and delivery of learning for all of DWP to enable effective delivery of services to our customers.

Business Partnering

Our Senior HR Business Partners operate at a strategic level as integral members of business leadership teams, providing an objective view and challenging and acting as an intelligent customer into the wider People and Capability Group (P&C) on behalf of the business.

They play a critical role in the corporate leadership of P&C through their role within the Partnering Directorate SMT - and through their direct line management of HR professionals, by working across the HR community on cross Civil Service HR priorities, and cross-cutting Departmental activities.

  • A successful track record of working in an HR function or a complex People Management/ Learning & Development role in a relevant senior capacity dealing with complex people management and/or development issues at pace and scale
  • An ability to bring flexibility, curiosity and diverse perspectives into your work to drive innovation and achieve successful business outcomes;
  • Leadership qualities - experience of building and leading a high-performing team to deliver challenging outcomes through collaboration with others;
  • An ability to build trust-based relationships with a wide range of demanding and diverse senior stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to use data, insight and evidence to influence and inform senior leaders on a wide range of complex people management and development issues;
  • A solutions-focused approach that takes account of the bigger strategic picture and people-related impacts and enables organisational change and improvement across a broad and complex portfolio;
  • A passion to develop your HR/L&D career in DWP - It would be beneficial if you hold a CIPD qualification or other relevant people management/L&D qualification or are willing to work towards one.

The Successful Applicant

  • A successful track record of working in an HR function or a complex People Management/ Learning & Development role in a relevant senior capacity dealing with complex people management and/or development issues at pace and scale
  • An ability to bring flexibility, curiosity and diverse perspectives into your work to drive innovation and achieve successful business outcomes;
  • Leadership qualities - experience of building and leading a high-performing team to deliver challenging outcomes through collaboration with others;
  • An ability to build trust-based relationships with a wide range of demanding and diverse senior stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to use data, insight and evidence to influence and inform senior leaders on a wide range of complex people management and development issues;
  • A solutions-focused approach that takes account of the bigger strategic picture and people-related impacts and enables organisational change and improvement across a broad and complex portfolio;
  • A passion to develop your HR/L&D career in DWP - It would be beneficial if you hold a CIPD qualification or other relevant people management/L&D qualification or are willing to work towards one.

What's on Offer

National: Min £60,740 - Max £72,933

Inner London: Min £66,252 - Max £78,765

  • As a Civil Service employee, you'll be entitled to a large range of benefits to include:
  • Generous contributory pension scheme with significant employer contribution
  • 25 days' annual leave on entry, rising by one day for each completed year of service to a maximum of 30 days. You will also be entitled to an additional bank Holiday for the Queen's Birthday
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A first-class employee assistance programme and a range of health and wellbeing initiatives

Applications:

To apply for this position, please submit your CV to include a personal statement (max 1250 words) that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role (technical and experiential) as stated in this advert. This should be completed and returned no later than 23:55pm, on 20th Sept 2020

Reasonable adjustment

  • If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
  • If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact the lead recruiter as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs and tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.


Ref Code: MPTC14106072Z

Closing Date: 20/09/2020


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