Department for Work and Pensions
About Our Client
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 22 million claimants and customers, making 730 million payments a year totalling £180 billion.
As an employer we represent different age groups, socio-economic backgrounds, faiths and beliefs and are committed to the wider ambition to become the UK’s most inclusive employer.
During the recent pandemic, the Department has risen to unprecedented challenges earning widespread praise for its response to increased demand for immediate support across the whole of the country, successfully coping with huge rises in the level of claims and public need.
As a result, we are currently hiring into our People and Capability Function which is part of a wider HR Profession across Government, offering varied and interesting career paths right across the Civil Service. We have a variety of opportunities and professional development routes on offer across the function within:
Hub Locations: Sheffield, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Blackpool
The roles in People Services are Centre of Expertise roles. They involve leading specialist groups of staff, developing and communicating on issues of People-related policies which impact all of our 85,000 employees. They will work across the Civil Service with other experts to ensure DWP policies and practices meet our business needs and align with Employment Law and best practice. They lead on reward issues and pay negotiations, they manage our contracts and links into payroll and pensions, they lead groups of experts providing expertise on Wellbeing, Inclusion and Health and Safety, they lead our Complex Casework Service for Line Managers.
Senior Resourcing Managers will provide leadership, focus and clear communications for work areas across the Resourcing group. Be they leading groups of Resource Account Managers, Workforce Planners or Campaign Managers, they will provide expert knowledge for senior stakeholders in their client business area on complex resourcing issues which informs decisions about resourcing plans and strategies and keeps the Department compliant in its resourcing approaches and activity.
Capability, Learning and Talent
Leading the agenda to create a culture of continuous learning and inclusivity to enable us to build flexible skillsets and respond to our ever-changing context. This is a key area of the Department’s People Strategy. The Grade 6 roles in this group provide clear leadership and direction, influence and work collaboratively with senior stakeholders developing an inclusive strategy, a leadership development offer, drive professional capability, and lead the design and delivery of learning for all of DWP to enable effective delivery of services to our customers.
Our Senior HR Business Partners operate at a strategic level as integral members of business leadership teams, providing an objective view and challenging and acting as an intelligent customer into the wider People and Capability Group (P&C) on behalf of the business.
They play a critical role in the corporate leadership of P&C through their role within the Partnering Directorate SMT – and through their direct line management of HR professionals, by working across the HR community on cross Civil Service HR priorities, and cross-cutting Departmental activities.
The Successful Applicant
What’s on Offer
National: Min £60,740 – Max £72,933
Inner London: Min £66,252 – Max £78,765
To apply for this position, please submit your CV to include a personal statement (max 1250 words) that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role (technical and experiential) as stated in this advert. This should be completed and returned no later than 23:55pm, on 20th Sept 2020
Contact the lead recruiter as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs and tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page…… click apply for full job details