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Assistant Head of Service – People Operations

Birmingham Children's Trust
Birmingham, West Midlands
£49,498 - £61,269
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

Job Details

Recognised by Ofsted as being a ‘Good’ provider of children’s social care, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join Birmingham Children’s Trust.

As an Assistant Head of Service for People Operations, you’ll play a pivotal role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of our Human Resources directorate including People Operations, Talent Acquisition, Reward and Benefits and Internal People Communications. Your team will deliver high-quality services across the Trust and to candidates throughout the recruitment cycle.

You’ll be joining us at an exciting time as we embark on our HR Transformation journey. You’ll provide operational leadership, procurement and delivery of new systems whilst developing the inhouse service offering.

Your responsibilities will include.

  • Operational leadership of assigned service management portfolio.
  • Lead on the development and delivery of the Trust’s reward and benefits strategy.
  • Lead on the development and delivery of the Trust’s recruitment strategy.
  • Support the development of the wider workforce strategy and EDI agenda.
  • Leading and advising on recruitment in line with policies and procedures.
  • Project managing vital programs for the Trust’s to increase our service offering.
  • Ensuring adherence to monitoring, reporting, and performance indicators.
  • Deputising for Head of HR as required.

About Us:

The sole purpose of Birmingham Children’s Trust is to make a positive difference for children, young people and families in the city, by driving up the quality of practice and partnerships across the city and its services.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.


There has never been a more exciting time to join Birmingham Children’s Trust as we celebrate our GOOD Ofsted status which we are immensely proud of. Birmingham Children’s Trust is going from strength to strength.

At Birmingham Children’s Trust we aim to be one dedicated team with a single unwavering focus – to improve the outcomes for children, young people and families in Birmingham. 

We recognise that to achieve this we need the best, most talented, innovative and committed people to join us.

You will be part of a diverse and vibrant community of social work and support service professionals who are outcomes focussed and operate with a strong team ethos.

Being part of that team has responsibilities too; we want everyone, no matter what their role in the Trust, to bring their best self to work every day, to engage with the day to day challenges positively and to be supportive of and trust in each other.

We care about our people and that’s what will make us an Employer of Choice for social workers, children’s services and associated support services.

Company info
0121 464 1560
1 Lancaster Circus
West Midlands
B4 7DJ

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