Group Manager – Organizational Effectiveness at Publica Group Ltd

Group Leader – Organizational Effectiveness

£76,333 to £81,825 per year, 37 hours per week

Witney/Cirencester/Coleford/Cheltenham/Agile and Home Work

  • Can you help our greatest asset, our employees, the people of Publica, to be the best and the best for our organization?
  • Do you understand what drives organizations and provide simple solutions to complex problems?
  • Are you a team player able to take the lead with your peers, partners and stakeholders?

About the role

We are looking for someone who can help us be the great place to work that we aspire to be; we have already made tremendous progress, you will help us take the next steps from good to great, helping us to get the most out of our greatest asset: our people.

You will provide strategic leadership across the organization to ensure a strong and sustainable future for Publica, working closely with your fellow Group Directors, Executive Management, Partner Board senior executives and the Board of Directors. company administration.

In this role, you will act as a senior leader of our Human Resources team and lead our people strategy, our Great Place to Work plan and our aspiration to achieve Investors in People (IIP) accreditation. We are looking for someone who can help us improve and modernize primarily through the development of our people – although in a small, busy organization your job will undoubtedly involve almost everything we do. This role spans our entire organization and is much broader than that of a traditional human resources manager; you may have professional training in human resource management, but you may also have training in change management or another relevant professional discipline.

You will also be responsible for our Corporate Responsibility service area, which covers a range of governance, contingency planning and business continuity issues. This is the first time that HR and corporate responsibility have been brought together under a single group manager. There are synergies and opportunities here that you will want to exploit.

We think it’s an exciting role. We often say that working for Publica each year, providing services to four municipalities in two counties alongside our sister company Teckal Ubico and other external partners, is equivalent to four or five years in one municipality!

It will be very important for the role holder to quickly develop a strategic plan that aligns with our vision, to help drive our Great Place to Work plan forward and resist the ever-present temptation in a small, busy organization with a number of partners. . please, to be trained in the day-to-day operational details.

We have produced a comprehensive and up-to-date job description that will give you a clear idea of ​​the agenda we have in mind.

If you think this sounds like the kind of role where you could thrive and where you think you can make a difference, we can’t wait to hear from you.

Our future
The pace of change in the world of local government is accelerating, whether it’s leveling, climate change or local pressures like affordable housing, we’re being asked to do more, faster and with less. money. Publica has already established a solid track record of cost savings and service improvements, but we want to go further. We also want to explore ways to provide more of what our current consulting partners want and look beyond our existing boundaries to see how what we do could benefit new partners.

You will need

  • Have an academic background (not necessarily in HR or personnel) or equivalent experience in one or more of the relevant specialist technical areas, e.g. organizational change or program management.
  • Be an exceptional leader and manager with experience leading multi-disciplinary teams and driving organizational change through people.
  • Business acumen to create a business environment where cost management and customer satisfaction are paramount.
  • To be an experienced facilitator and a member of a collaborative team, you will have strong stakeholder management, communication and negotiation skills, and the ability to lead through influence.
  • Be able to represent Publica and increase its notoriety and build positive relationships with external partners and elected officials.
  • Above all, you will need the ability to recognize where change is needed and create enthusiasm for change and work effectively with others to develop creative, innovative and client-focused solutions.

Special conditions

  • Use of a car for business purposes
  • SSPB
  • This post is designated as Politically Restricted under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. local authority, the House of Commons or the European Parliament.

Closing Date: Sunday May 15, 2022 at midnight

Technical maintenance: May 23 and/or 24, 2022

Final interview: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

How to register

If you think this role is for you, please apply using a document that includes your CV and a supporting statement detailing how you meet the above criteria by clicking the ‘Apply for this role’ icon on this page.

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Sara H. Byrd