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Interim Director of People and OD

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    Human Resources

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  • Salary:

    £600 - £601 per day

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Interim Director of People and OD
London Borough of Waltham Forest

We are looking for an experienced senior leader who can provide strategic leadership on all areas of HR and OD, with a particular focus on delivering the Council's new workforce strategy and organisational change following on from the COVID crisis. Initial engagement for six months.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Designing and delivering significant programmes of work in order for us to meet the aims of our ambitious new workforce strategy
Leading a process of organisational change that will allow the Council to reset following COVID and deliver the Councils Public Service Strategy
Driving through our workplace EDI agenda and deliver the priorities in our ethnicity and gender pay gap strategies
Ensure that all members of staff benefit from new ways of working when the Council move into their new offices in Fellowship Square
Manage the Council's small HR team (from June/July) The Council's HR team is very small so the successful candidate will need to work collegiately to provide leadership across the Council, and to commission and create partnerships which can deliver our strategy.
The successful candidate must have experience of similar roles, but not necessarily of working in the public sector. They must be able to demonstrate successful delivery of whole organisational change delivered in innovative and cost-effective ways.
They should be a practical, delivery focused leader able to conceptualise change but ensure that it is delivered using agile and outcome focused techniques. They must be able to demonstrate that they have delivered sustained change that made a significant difference to the working lives of managers, employees and organisations.