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HR Consultant

  • Location:

    Waltham Forest

  • Sector:

    Human Resources

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  • Salary:

    Up to £740 per day

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

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  • Published:

    6 days ago

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HR Consultant- Waltham Forest

To lead, develop and manage either:

a complex programme of strategic change management, TUPE projects and other high level human resources projects (including delivering and implementing a Council wide reward strategy) that delivers required outcomes i.e. savings, business change and service improvements and ensuring that the Council meets its obligations in terms of consultation with staff, the trade unions, and other affected stakeholders.
the Council's Learning and Development function ensuring that an effective learning and development offer is in place for Council staff.
To manage the Council's agency reduction efforts and to make full use of the apprenticeship levy.


the Council's HR Policy Team ensuring that policies and procedures meet statutory and organisational needs.
the council's neutral vendor agency ensuring the council receives quality candidates at the best value
the Council's benefits scheme to ensure non pay reward is accessible to all staff to assist retention within the organisation


To deputise for the Head of Human Resources, and represent the Council's Human Resources Team at external events/meetings.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Demonstrable record of achievement at a senior level in:
employee relations, specifically complex casework, change management, TUPE, and
strategic human resources projects.
Or HR Policy
Experience of managing change management programmes or HR Policy and projects, working to time, budget and quality in a large organisation.
Experience of planning and managing a mixed and varied workload of conflicting priorities responding effectively to the needs of all customers.
Experience of report writing and communicating complex issues to a broad range of audiences.
Experience in dealing with a range of complex and contentious matters requiring a consistently high degree of support, persuasion and advocacy and an awareness of major policy objectives, employment legislation and regulations.
Experience of matrix managing and coordinating employees carrying out work across a range of major functions.
Highly developed interpersonal skills
Highly developed skills in working with trade unions to achieve council objectives.
An exceptional communicator able to operate and empathise with stakeholders and senior managers, influencing and gaining commitment to objectives.
Strong leadership, influencing, people engagement, resilience and people management skills.
Excellent planning and organisational skills, coupled with a strong focus on the delivery of the objective.
Creative and innovative in finding solutions to complex problems.
Ability to lead on multiple and wide ranging programmes and manage competing demands.
High level of organisational and strategic awareness.