Commonwealth Games Workforce Manager

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Location
16 Summer lane, Bimingham
Salary
£40,461 - £45,536 per annum
Posted
29 May 2021
Closes
17 Jun 2021
Job Ref
WMCA00337
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

To support with the successful delivery of the Commonwealth Games Transport Operations, Transport for West Midlands is looking for a Workforce Manager to join its team. This role is critical to the successful selection and deployment of a ‘Games Time’ workforce for the Regional and Spectator Transport Operation (RASTO) on behalf of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). The post holder will be responsible for the planning, design and delivery of workforce planning and operations, including supporting the training and workforce deployment and will support post-Games reconciliation.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced workforce manager to support the successful delivery of Transport operations for Birmingham 2022. The post holder will also work closely with WMCA HR Team to manage all aspects of people management, review and update HR policies and contractual obligations in readiness for implementation and management of the team before, during and immediately post-operations.

As our Workforce Manager, you will design and deliver an operational workforce resource plan, to ensure diverse resource requirements are in place for operational/Games delivery. This will include the deployment of internal employees, contractors and volunteers for the RaSTO team. In liaison with the Resourcing Partner, you will oversee the recruitment and selection activity, on-boarding and induction training of Games time staff with RaSTO alongside WMCA HR colleagues.

This role is being offered on a fixed term contract basis until 31 August 2022.

About you

We’re looking for someone with demonstrable experience of managing and deploying large staffing resources in complex operations environments. You’ll have a minimum level 4 qualification in a HR/OD related subject or equivalent experience. Membership of a relevant HR/OD professional body is desired, but realty not essential.

Solid knowledge and practical understanding of organisational HR practices that are appropriate to this role and workforce, and experience of working with public sector or large, complex organisations would be great.

About the team

The Commonwealth Games will take place across the West Midlands in the summer of 2022. It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the city and the region on the map. It will help deliver a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous region for us all, with new and upgraded sports facilities, affordable housing and by creating thousands of volunteer and job opportunities.

Transport for West Midlands, part of the West Midlands Combined Authority, has been tasked with developing a transport plan for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The plan will set out a strategic approach to planning and coordination of transport to support the Games. It sets out how spectators, athletes and Games officials and personnel will be transported come Birmingham 2022, as well as detailing how disruption to those conducting unrelated travel can be minimised.

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work. 

As an employer we fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us.  We are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future. As the WMCA is undergoing a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.

We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us. We’re committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.

If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

 

Additional information

Throughout lockdown, most of us have been working remotely and as we begin to look forward to leading a more normal life, we’re planning a new approach to the way we use our office space. We want to develop a flexible approach to the workplace which retains some of the benefits of working from home. This hybrid approach will mean most of us working from home some of the time, blending the best of home and office working.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance.

We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.

Supporting documents
Commonwealth Games Workforce Manager (Transport) .pdf

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