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9 months ago
West Midlands Combined Authority
Salary: Circa - £73,000 plus excellent
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Contact: West Midlands Combined Authority
Category: Senior HR Jobs

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is comprised of 18 local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and our locally elected politicians, who know this region best. Individual councils will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together. 

The West Midlands Combined Authority has completed the recruitment of the senior leadership team and is now seeking a creative and innovative Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development to provide leadership across the Mayoral function, WMCA and Transport for the West Midlands. 

This will include an exciting opportunity to lead an already well-regarded team in transforming services for the organisation and the region. This opportunity covers the following areas: 

  • Human Resources
  • Learning and Development
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Cultural and Behavioural change
  • Employee Engagement
  • Talent Management.
Reporting to the Director of Finance and working closely with the other Heads of Corporate Services members this role requires an individual with proven operational and leadership experience to lead the Organisational Development team and influence and support the senior leadership team. 

This role will provide overall leadership to the Human Resources and Organisational Development team within the Corporate Services Directorate and have direct responsibility for the HR Manager, Engagement and Development Manager, Equalities and Diversity Manager and the Corporate Support Manager. The successful applicant will also be accountable for negotiating with recognised trade unions and promoting positive change and adherence to organisational values. 

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits. 

Closing date: Wednesday, 21st March at 5pm 

Interview date: Friday, 13th April 

We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Any direct or 3rd party applications will be forwarded to our retained Recruitment Partner, Lucy White at Hays HR. For more information please visit hays.co.uk/jobs/west-midlands-combined-authority or contact Lucy White at Hays HR in Birmingham. 

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