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11 months ago
Avon and Somerset Police
Salary: £56.5k per year + Benefits
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Avon and Somerset Police
Category: HR Manager Jobs

Head of HR Operations - £56.5k pa, Bristol.

Your new organisation: The Avon and Somerset force is a large employer in the South West and made up of over 5000 Police Officers, staff and volunteers. It is structured into four main operational policing functions and is currently reshaping its enabling services units which form a backbone to its effective operation.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is positioned to provide an exciting career. It's transforming and you'll contribute to the journey. It has a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force. If you're looking for a fresh challenge which offers variety and a genuine opportunity to broaden your experience, Avon and Somerset is the force for you.

Your new role: This is one of a number senior roles and you'll enjoy an unrivalled opportunity to play a part in our continued progress. This pivotal role is focused on:

  • Contributing to development and delivery of the people strategy and plans to drive improvement through a healthy, inclusive, engaged and productive workforce. Effective analysis and strategic workforce planning and resourcing to ensure the organisation has the right skills and people for both short and long term requirements.

  • Managing and developing HRBP level direct reports e.g. across resourcing, recruitment, HR helpdesk, HR advisory and payroll as well as working with outsourced partners. Driving and implementing best practice, policies and procedures whilst always raising standards and efficiencies. Managing and maintaining HR policies and procedural guidance taking account internal and external standards and developments.

  • Managing and contributing to positive employee relations through effective consultation, contact and actions with staff associations. Building relationships and collaborating with both internal and external departments, partners and multiple stakeholders to achieve organisational objectives in a complex change environment e.g. embed organisational development initiatives into advisory processes.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Strong HR operations leadership including a proven track record in successful large scale team management, ideally in a unionised environment. Ability to delegate effectively and deliver through the team to achieve the essential standards and operational excellence in a multisite setting.
  • Well versed in empowering your team and the ability to devolve responsibility whilst directing standards to achieve tangible outputs and improved efficiencies. Solution focused approach and a strong determination to get it right first time with a methodical and highly organised style of working.

  • Ideally you are educated to degree level or a significant level of relevant experience of equivalence and membership of a relevant professional body. You will ideally hold a full current driving licence or be able to travel around the force using alternative transport. Please note: Vetting will be conducted on applicants.

What you'll get in return: Avon and Somerset offer a unique, stimulating and rewarding career with an opportunity to make a real difference to the community. In addition you will benefit from: Generous annual leave - 26 to 32 days per annum, career development opportunities, financial wellbeing schemes, free parking at some sites, health & wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits, support associations and networks, Police Staff Insurance Scheme, maternity and paternity benefits as well as a competitive pension scheme - Avon & Somerset offer membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

What you need to do now: If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

Closing date: Monday 28th May 2018. Final interviews for this post will take place week commencing 4th June 2018.

Hays is the exclusive recruitment partner for this opportunity and handling all applications

For more information please visit:

hays .co.uk/jobs/avon-and-somerset-police

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