HR Lead

Date:  01-Dec-2022
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            HR Lead
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall, Block 5, 4th Floor 
  • Salary:                               £55,739 - £60,498 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Fixed Term 
  • Duration:                            One year 
  • Closing Date:                     18/12/2022 
  • Job Requisition Number:   4453 
  • This post is not open to job share

Power your HR career into the future


Would you like a challenge that could set you up for the rest of your career? How about shaping an organisations HR strategy, and then leading on its adoption and then embedding it through a HR system? How about working in a team that sets high goals, thinks about your development, and challenges the way in which an organisation fundamentally operates through a joined-up approach?  If the answer is “yes”, then our One Programme will do just that. Through a series of projects leading to the implementation of an ERP system, we are creating a team, to ensure that our people benefit in every sense from the changes we will bring.


As HR Lead you will manage a team of HR professionals, work closely with senior HR stakeholders, and fundamentally transform the HR experience for all staff. Reporting directly to the transformation Programme Director and working with the HR Director, you will lead on vision and then shape our employee journey through a series of implementations which ensures our alignment as an organisation. You will also sit as part of the transformation leadership team with colleagues from other functional areas, to provide a connected approach for everything we do. The role is wide-ranging and includes leading, strategy formulation, planning, analysis, system implementation, reporting and stakeholder management.


To achieve the objectives for this role, you will be a rounded HR professional who has worked across HR disciplines or managed a full HR function. You may well have previously managed HR change, and HR system or ERP implementation experience is highly desirable, as is your knowledge and experience of payroll. As a HR leader, you will have motivated staff towards common goals and provided a clear picture of HR's future-state. Comfortable with creating high level processes, you can demonstrate a clear focus on employee adoption and an understanding of how change affects people. You will understand target operating models (TMO) and how to best enact them across a complex organisational structure. You will be practised at influencing and managing the most senior of stakeholders and working in partnership with other functional areas to ensure alignment against organisational strategy. 


As important are your skills. You are a disrupter and able to question the current state, and challenge at all levels of the organisation. You will be resilient and assertive in equal measures, have a “can do” attitude, and display energy and drive as your norm. Collaborative, influential and adaptable are all required traits for this role which will provide clear advantages in propelling your career for years to come.


Join us at Gloucestershire County Council’s One Programme and expect hybrid working, 24.5 days holiday, and a journey which will be unlike any other to further enhance your career.


Connecting our thinking to act as one

Additional Information

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HR Lead - Role Profile

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

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