Delivering projects to enhance employee engagement.
At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we put our community at the heart of everything we do. Our focus on quality of life and opportunity is just as much of a priority when it comes to looking after our own internal community of employees. After all, the more highly motivated and fulfilled our people feel at work, the better we can all deliver together for local residents.
There has never been a more exciting moment to join our Human Resources and Organisational Development department. We already have an innovative and comprehensive employee wellbeing programme – especially for mental health. Right now, we are refreshing our People Strategy to deliver the priorities in our evolving Council plan. Health and wellbeing will be at the heart of employee experience, alongside skills and learning, and equality, diversity and inclusion. As a key member of the Employee Engagement service, you can really make your mark on the successful delivery of this vital agenda.
As HR Strategy and Projects Consultant you will be instrumental in developing and promoting projects to enhance employee engagement. Working closely with colleagues across HR to review our messaging, you will ensure we present policies and services in the most effective way possible. Ultimately, you will play a pivotal role in engaging employees with the Council’s mission. You will help to influence, working together, encourage diversity of thought, and create a culture to promote health and wellbeing. Post-pandemic, this has never been a more important challenge.
We will look to you to lead the delivery of a varied portfolio of HR and employee engagement projects – from planning, through risk management and stakeholder engagement, to communications and project review. Working closely with the Senior Consultant - HR Strategy and Projects, you will help to develop the Council’s people strategy, including the development and delivery of action plans linked to strategic objectives. Researching a broad range of HR and Organisational Development topics, you will proactively identify trends and developments across the profession, analysing their potential benefits for the Borough and making recommendations.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
You will bring to the role proven experience of delivering HR&OD interventions in a large, complex and multi-cultural organisation. Demonstrating good working knowledge of project management methodologies and tools, you have a track record which includes leading and managing change, and contributing to equality, diversity and inclusion objectives. From presenting complex information to senior audiences, through to summarising lengthy and complex documents in an accurate and accessible manner, your communication skills really set you apart.
In return you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants.
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We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
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Interview date: Week Commencing 15th September 2022