2 x People Policy and Strategy Consultant
Grade 7 – (£41,418 - £46,464)
Flexible working style – 37 hours per week
Previous applicants need not apply.
We are looking for People Policy and Strategy Consultants to join the Policy and Strategy function within the People Services team to drive improvements on policy, process and project work through internal and external stakeholder engagement and research.
With that in mind… do you have significant HR operational/policy development experience? Can you deliver on HR transformation projects? Are you a superb communicator and influencer, ready to take engagement to the next level to ensure co-production of policies and processes?
If yes, please read on……
As a member of the People Services Policy and Strategy team you will support the People Policy and Strategy Lead to ensure policies and projects are inclusive and reflective of our workforce and community. Ensuring barriers are considered and solutions implemented to ensure all our employees are supported.
- Support on delivering modern, forward thinking, performance focussed and customer centric People policies and projects.
- Have experience of end-to-end policy development, including benchmarking, design, engagement and implementation
- Work with the Equality and Diversity team to ensure we deliver on equality related responsibilities – such as Stonewall, Race Charter and Disability Confidence
- Expert knowledge of current and upcoming employment law and best practice
- Work collaboratively with other Council/School stakeholders on wide range of people projects
- Experience in presenting policy updates in suitable formats to various stakeholders
- Support the development of the People Policy and Strategy Officers
We are also looking for at least one successful candidate to have operational HR experience within schools to support policy development specifically for schools based employees.
The timetable for the recruitment of this post is as follows:
Closing date - 24 November 2023
Interviews will be held on w/c 4 December 2023
If you are interested in applying for this position and require more information about the role then please contact Sonika Kang, People Policy and Strategy Lead; Sonika.Kang@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Our working arrangements
All council roles are allocated to either a fixed, field or flexible work style. Some roles
are agile which enables and empowers employees to maximise their performance and productivity, whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance. Roles with a fixed workstyle work in a fixed permanent council location. Roles with a field workstyle are usually allocated where employees are required to be out working in the community with a minimum requirement for ‘touch down’ space at any council location. Roles with a flexible workstyle have a flexible base location to meet the needs of the business and employees can work from a mixture of home or any council office, partner/client, or external location, as required to meet service requirements.
Please refer to the Job Description for further information on the workstyle assigned to the role you are applying for.
For more information about working for our organisation including the culture of the Council, the Council plan and vision, staff equality forums, core HR policies and much more please click here.
We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.
Our status as a Disability Confident Employer showcases our commitment to people with disabilities or health conditions, advocating for their opportunities and potential. We've received the Stonewall Silver Award, emphasising our dedication to the LGBT+ community by nurturing an inspiring, inclusive, and equal workplace. As of March 2023, the RACE Code Quality Mark signifies our active engagement with racial equality. These recognitions validate our continuous efforts towards fostering an inclusive work environment that respects and values our diverse employees.
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the essential criteria for the post.
We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our employees have a voice, they feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more about the staff equality forums here
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