Director of People & Organisation Development

Birmingham, West Midlands
28 Jun 2019
21 Jul 2019
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type

Could you be our People Person?

West Midlands Police is the second largest force in the country, covering 348 sq. miles and a population of over 2.8 million. We sit at the very heart of the country and cover the three major centres of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. Not forgetting the busy and thriving districts of Sandwell, Walsall, Solihull and Dudley. Leisure, retail and conference amenities, together with Premiership and Championship football teams, attract millions of visitors to our region annually.

With Coventry City of Culture 2021 and the Commonwealth Games in 2022 the West Midlands is an exciting place for you to show your ability to embed leadership, transformation and change across our 10,500 strong workforce. As you’d expect, we’ve already started the journey, and you will be responsible for ensuring the force continues to develop and transform, has the right leadership and values to help us police the wonderfully diverse communities of the West Midlands.

We have big people aspirations and they all focus around our People Deal *.  We employ many highly talented individuals, and we want to support them to be their very best.  We value a culture in which everyone can give their best for the public. To lead this we now have a brilliant opportunity for a People and Organisation Development Director.

As well as making sure that we have right workforce in place the POD director plays a key role in our Executive Team.

Are you excited by this context and opportunity?  Are you inspired by our agenda and want to play a leading role in serving our communities through our people?

We need someone who is not afraid to recognise what is going well and what might need to change; who can get the best from their immediate team and from the whole department; someone who sees the big picture and who also cares about getting the basics right. If you are that person we would like to hear from you.

West Midlands Police is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and actively support and promotes diversity, including participating in the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and further information about this can be found later in the pack **.

If you are an outstanding leader with strong people development experience, stakeholder management and delivery expertise and enjoy working in a fast paced and intellectually stimulating environment, then we hope you will consider applying for this exciting and rewarding role.

If you are interested in this post, and feel your skills are a good match, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Key Dates:

Closing date for applications: Midnight 21st July 2019 | We reserve the right to close the advert sooner should we generate enough interest from suitably qualified candidates Psychometric questionnaire and relevant interview invitations to be sent : Week commencing 22nd July 2019 Interviews to take place:  Wednesday 31st July 2019 and Thursday 1st August 2019 Stakeholder interviews | Final stage of the recruitment process: Dates TBC (to take place in August) 

All shortlisted candidates will be advised of the final outcome as soon as possible thereafter

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