HR Director, Universal Credit

£68,000 - £117,000 p.a
28 Jan 2019
25 Feb 2019
Job Type
HR Director
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department for Work and Pensions is the UK’s largest public service department with more than 80,000 colleagues serving 22 million people and processing payments of more than £180 billion per year. The work of the Department is critical to keeping children out of poverty, supporting people to find employment and creating a fair and affordable system to improve the life chances of society’s most vulnerable people.

We fundamentally believe that when people feel included they are more productive, engaged and have better wellbeing, which benefits both our people and the service provision across all areas of the DWP.

Leading a team of 90 people, the HR Director Universal Credit is a key leadership role within DWP, supporting the delivery of the Government’s flagship welfare transformation programme. A highly visible role, the successful individual will be a critical member of the UC Operation board and will sit on the Labour Market Programme Board. This is a unique opportunity to influence strategic planning and work with a diverse and talented colleague group.

The successful individual will be an exceptional leader with a service delivery and citizen focused ethos. You will be:

  • Inspiring – about our work and its future
  • Confident – in our engagement with others
  • Empowering – to allow our teams to deliver

The role can be located any of our HR hubs (London, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Blackpool), but regular travel and overnight stays are required. The role can be undertaken on a part-time or job-share basis.  

If the opportunity to be part of a high-performing team driving transformation within an organisation that matters is of interest then we would love to hear from you.

Please note existing  Civil  Servants  applying  on  promotion  will  usually  be  appointed  to  the  salary minimum  or  within  10%  of  existing  salary,  while  those  appointed  on  level  transfer  will  retain their  existing  salary.