Head of People Management and Wellbeing

£59,740 per annum plus London weighting £4,266
08 Mar 2019
05 Apr 2019
Job Type
HR Director
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

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Head of People Management & Wellbeing

Salary: £59,740 per annum plus London weighting £4,266

Location: Sale, Greater Manchester or Canary Wharf  (Internal candidates may elect to work from

 any IOPC location)  Travel to  London, Cardiff, Birmingham

Wakefield and Warrington will be an essential feature of the role.  

Your role

The Head of People Management & Wellbeing is a new role, responsible for managing a high performing multi-disciplinary HR team covering Employee Relations, Pay, Reward & Recognition, HR systems and Health, Safety and wellbeing. You will be supported by a professional team compromising of 12- 15 colleagues and be leading on projects involving other employees across the IOPC. In this role you will be partnering with the Head of Talent & Organisational Development and Head of Learning & Development, reporting into the Director, People.

We became the IOPC this year and we have set out a new vision for the future, through your expert leadership you will support IOPC strategies ensuring you can develop and design a new modern suite of HR policies and working practices that promote the ongoing work we are delivering into the organisation on health & wellbeing. The successful person will provide thought leadership and advocacy for organisational change, we have ambitious plans for the future, our people and our values are critical in achieving these goals.

You will role model our values and empower decision making - developing real and meaningful engagement with colleagues across England and Wales and supporting them as we evolve.

You will have significant and upto date employment legislation knowledge be support in complex employment relations issues. We are looking for someone to be an innovative leader with a creative approach and empower our organisation. We’re changing as a business and exploring new ways in which to work, your input and delivery of this will be key to in our efforts to improve and inspire confidence from those around you.

This is an exciting time to join the IOPC where we move into a new arena, we have come on a long journey with an exciting future.

What you will need

  • Full chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Chartered MCIPD or Chartered FCIPD)
  • Substantial experience of managing employee relations issues, including Employment Tribunals and TUPE
  • A demonstrable up to date knowledge of UK employment and health and safety law including recent case law
  • Demonstrable track record of leading change management projects at corporate level
  • A track record of delivering innovative solutions to problem and issues
  • Experience of managing coaching and developing a team of at least 6 and of building a high performing team
  • Experience of developing and implementing a wellbeing or recognition strategy
  • Experience of working successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders and promoting inclusive working
  • Experience of public sector procurement and managing external suppliers.
  • Experience of managing a revenue budget in excess of £200k. 

What we offer

  • 27.5 days paid annual leave, plus bank holidays (increasing with service to 32.5 days)
  • options to carry over, buy or sell annual leave
  • Civil Service pension
  • Bupa employee assistance programme
  • access to Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) membership
  • staff networks focussed on each of the protected characteristics – run for staff, by staff
  • Fully flexible ways of working, working from home, no core hours, dress down.

 About the IOPC

The IOPC oversees the police complaints system in England and Wales and sets the standards by which the police should handle complaints. We make our decisions entirely independently of the police and Government.

Police forces deal with the majority of complaints against police officers and staff. We investigate the most serious complaints and conduct matters and consider appeals from people who are dissatisfied with the way a police force has handled their complaint.

The IOPC was launched in January 2018 and published its first strategic plan in November. This plan sets a new direction for the organisation (building on the work of its predecessor, the IPCC) which has a greater focus on improving operational policing as a result of learning from our work.