Senior HR 

Business Partner

 

Up to £49,000

Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, energetic and experienced professional, who understands the challenges facing local government and the wider public sector but has a proven track record within an HR Business partnering environment supplemented with experience of contributing across the wider people and organisational development agenda.

Manny Sandhu - Head of Resourcing

Manny Sandhu, Head of Service (Resourcing) at WME

You will need to convince us you can meet the demanding needs of our growing and diverse client base, providing employment advice and support whilst also bringing the commercial acumen and consultancy skills and capacity necessary to make a significant contribution to our challenging income targets.

This role promises plenty of freedom to really put your stamp on driving the future of WME.

We are looking for a team player, a multi-tasker, and someone who can turn our vision for the future into a reality.

If this excites you then please read more!

About WME

West Midlands Employers (WME) is the Regional Employers Organisation offering a range of services aimed at local councils and the wider public sector to support performance improvement at both an individual and organisational level. We are all about ‘people and leadership solutions’ helping our diverse client base to make the best use of their greatest resource – their people.

We are a small team of highly experienced individuals striving to provide a responsive and flexible service. Our services are framed around the employee life cycle and organisational journey, from providing ‘advisory, representative and coordinating roles as an employers organisation’ through to a wide range of consultancy support and commercially focused products and services spanning many aspects of HR, OD and LeadershipWe are committed to continuing to develop our role as a shared services provider through expanding our WMJobs ‘end to end’ e-recruitment systems aiming to get the right people in the right place, in reduced time and at a reduced cost; and the WM Coaching & Mentoring Pool which provides cost effective and high quality support in the continuous development of management and leadership capacity across the sector.

To learn more about WME please click on the below buttons.

Another aspect of WME are our annual conferences. Our inaugural Love Your HR Conference, was a huge success with around 200 delegates attending and a fantastic speaker line up including international HR thought leader Dave Ulrich. The conference, along with the Love Your HR blog (the blog that started it all), was created to give HR a face lift and showcase exactly what there is to love about HR, whilst challenging perceptions and helping the public sector write its own blue print for reform.

Our video library below will give you a flavour of our past conference’s and what we do.

Dave Ulrich – Talking about his keynote at the Loveyourhr Conference on “Where can HR add value?”

Another aspect of WME are our annual conferences. Our most recent conference to date, the inaugural Love Your HR Conference, was a huge success with around 200 delegates attending and a fantastic speaker line up including international HR thought leader Dave Ulrich. The conference, along with the Love Your HR blog (the blog that started it all), was created to give HR a face lift and showcase exactly what there is to love about HR, whilst challenging perceptions and helping the public sector write its own blue print for reform.

Dave Ulrich – Talking about his keynote at the Loveyourhr Conference on “Where can HR add value?”

Our video library below will give you a flavour of our past conference’s and what we do.

Working at WME

With a unique culture and supportive team, working at WME is the perfect place for an individual looking to lead an innovative and successful group of people. Here you will find staff who are not afraid to work outside of the realms of their job description and work collaboratively across departments to ensure we continue to deliver our high quality services. You can find out more about the team by viewing our Staff Organisation Chart.

To ensure our staff perform to their highest potential, continue to develop communication and team working skills (and have fun along the way), our annual WME Team Away Days are something our employees look forward to and are a great opportunity to come together to reemphasise the WME core values and principles.

WME is a separate legal entity, registered as an Employers Association owned by our 32 member Local Authorities and operates on a ‘not for profit’ basis. Our small office and meeting space are leased from Sandwell MBC at the Council House in Oldbury and Staffordshire County Council act as our host employer. Reflecting our public sector ethos, we are committed to supporting our communities and as a feature of our larger events over the past two years have raised funds for MIND and the Edwards Trust. 

Our offices may be based in Sandwell but don’t think that’s where you will always be! You will often find yourself in any one part of the wonderful West Midlands as we have such a diverse range of clients across the region (and beyond so we hope you like to travel!). As you know, WME hold numerous conferences and events so you will find yourself working in our most popular venues The ICC, Aston Villa Football Club and Birmingham Library.

The Role

Our mission statement “Everything we do supports a strong public sector workforce” defines what we stand for at WME. Small, big in ambition, well-connected and influential, we put ourselves forward and take the lead when we see opportunities or challenges for our region and sector. Whilst we don’t have all the answers to the current and future workforce issues facing the public sector, we do have the passion to be part of the solution.

You will be responsible for the delivery of a high quality and comprehensive HR advisory and support services to all Local Authorities and other relevant public-sector employers, covering the full range of employment law, statutory regulations and national terms and conditions of employment.

Also, you will actively maintain and develop a range of core and consultancy HR and Organisation Development services through anticipating and responding to the needs of local authorities and other subscribing bodies in their role as employers, taking account of all relevant ‘external’ developments in relation to the areas of employment law, employee relations and wider human resources management.

Whilst this is a permanent role within our small team, we recognise the opportunities for development from the pool of talented and ambitious HR professionals from across the region and are happy to consider secondment arrangements up to 12 months where these are agreed with existing employers.

Do you have the ideal mix of talent and ambition to take on the challenge?

If so, then click here to download the Job Description and Person Specification.

Your Application and the Selection process

Click the button below to apply and simply send us your CV with a statement of no more than 2-3 pages describing why your experience, achievement, ambition and vision make you the right person for this exciting role.

Selection Timetable:

Closing Date: Sunday 17th March 2019
Technical Interview Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Final Interview Date: Monday 8th or Tuesday 9th April 2019

If you would like to discuss the opportunity, please contact Manny Sandhu, Head of Service at m.sandhu@wmemployers.org.uk