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People & Culture Partner - 12 month FTC

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  1. People and Culture Partner

    The Role

    To help us realise our vision, we are changing our approach and looking at innovative ways to develop and enhance our ways of working. This has led to the creation of this exciting new opportunity within the HR team.

    You will work closely with HR colleagues and Senior Management Team to develop and implement people and culture solutions which are aligned to service plans and objectives, cultivate highly engaged teams and leverage best practice.

    You will lead on change management initiatives and review organisational structures to deliver a People strategy and be the driving force for cultural initiatives. Provide expert guidance and advice on employee relations, being the go-to person when it comes to employment law and legislation changes

    Reporting to the HR Manager you will be responsible for ensuring all key HR tasks are delivered in a fast-paced and challenging environment where you will need to manage multiple tasks concurrently.

    You will be comfortable working in an environment with a variety of departments and key stakeholders, who will expect you to be decisive, creditable and have strong relationship building skills as well as taking a creative approach to problem solving. You will also be providing leadership, coaching and professional development. The team and your peers will look to you for inspiration and to help deliver high quality work.

    As the People and Culture Partner, the technical knowledge for the role is assumed, as is your experience operating at a higher level. But, we are looking for people with the right approach, attitude and passion for the profession, with a strong team focused work ethic.

    The Team

    You will be warmly welcomed to the team, who are highly experienced, have an extraordinary level of loyalty and commitment, and will work with you to help drive the service over the next 12 months. Our team have a strong team focused work ethic - we work together and take great pride in what we do. Never afraid to think differently, and to develop new and bold ways to provide our services, we also provide healthy challenge and encourage each other to achieve the best outcomes. So if these are all qualities that you see in yourself, to coach and mentor and lead by example, then we want you!



    The Council

    We are an award winning Council having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016, and recently being one of the few organisations in the country to be awarded and retain Investors in People Platinum status. Now is an exciting time to join the organisation as we embark on progressing to the next level of our ambitious adventures, helping shape the workforce development plan.

    Interested… what’s next?

    If you are ready for a new challenge, and after reading the above would like to be part of the team in the People and Culture Partner role, then we would welcome your application.

    Feel free to contact us to have a chat about the role, and find out more about who we are and the work we’ve been doing over the last year. E-mail: Graeme Taylor (HR Manager) graeme.taylor@sevenoaks.gov.uk.

    Where: You will be based at our main offices at Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN131HG, a short ten minute walk from Sevenoaks train station, alternatively you could drive and park in our free staff car park.



    When: We’ll be holding interviews on Friday 24th July.

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