Due to positive growth we have exciting opportunities for you to join our HR Service.

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Introduction

Public sector accounts for a significant section of the UK workforce – a huge 5.4 million employees strong, little wonder HR professionals are attracted to the strength, complexity and rewarding career in this great sector, even more so as we support people during their key life stages and quite literally save lives and shape places. The goal is to provide a service to all and, as the name suggests, acts in the public interest. In an environment which is driven by the quality of service rather than profit; our residents, communities and visitors are the benefactor of the impact we deliver.

It's an exciting time for us; the 8 councils that serve North Yorkshire residents are merging to create a new North Yorkshire Council, geographically the largest in the country. Unifying and transforming service at scale with over 10,000 staff, now that’s a great CV opportunity!

Our HR Service

Whilst the HR service is a core part of North Yorkshire Council, we are the trusted partner for hundred’s of clients that choose us to be their HR partner. The core sectors we deliver to are Public Sector; Local Government, Education: this includes Academies and Schools beyond the borders of Yorkshire. As a large authority, working in partnership and offering our economy of scale to partners for mutual benefit is part of our DNA and our history. In more recent years and in response to changing markets we have more proactively and commercially grown our HR solutions.

We are proud of the service’s growth and ability to respond changing demands. We are honoured that our clients trust us with their workforce solutions; this is crucial to their most valuable asset and nurturing their success and growth.

The time is now right to invest further in our service, this is where you come in……

Our roles are challenging but varied, giving you the opportunity to learn different disciplines, adding to your portfolio. We have HR generalist teams and also specialist teams, set-up as centres of excellence. There are clear career pathways with plenty of opportunity to develop and progress.

There is something special about working in HR here; the support and challenge from talented colleagues keeps us fresh, ahead of the latest thinking and we always make a difference. The best of public and private sector approaches. As a result we are recognised nationally for our work; however whilst we are multi-award winners we are never complacent, always driving to identify improvements and deliver greater impact.

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The HR service is constantly adapting; implementing changes driven from new legislation, market forces or customer requirements and most recently to unify our 8 Councils. Our teams understand, deliver and embed these changes accurately and with strong quality assurance and governance and drives outcome focussed approaches, the platform to enable further growth and our client’s success. Our work is complex and interesting including organisation redesign, driving business performance through workforce development, supporting managers with their staff leadership approaches and interventions particularly when they face the complexities of performance, attendance and resolving conflict. Challengingly and supporting in equal measure, enabling people to thrive.

We understand the key issues our clients face and how HR Solutions deliver solutions with specific value to their sector.

We build strong collaborative partnerships across the wider HR solutions services, suppliers and other key stakeholders. Through these partnerships we influence others to aid growth and service delivery whilst ensuring that our service is having a positive impact for others.

What’s in it for you? 

We want you to work to live not live to work, we want you to enjoy the things in life that really matter to you and this is important to us. We are a large successful, multi-award winning and growing HR Service that can offer career development opportunities as well as job security. You can also expect to receive ongoing support throughout your role and to be part of a friendly and dedicated team.

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We can offer you a range of employee benefits including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, flexible working hours, a government pension scheme and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes a variety of retail discounts.

As a council, we benefit from access to modern technology which has enabled us to work from home and other work bases. These opportunities are no exception and successful candidates will be fully enabled to; work from home, their office base with the opportunity to work across the region and beyond.

Sector knowledge is not required, however you will have a strong moral purpose and making a difference to the residents we serve through successful HR service solutions to our partners delivers your personal job satisfaction and is central to your approach.

We welcome applications from existing and aspiring HR Business Partners

Due to our growth, we are excited to offer HR Business Partner opportunities. Inspired? 

HR Business Partner

Grade: M

Salary: £42,503 - £46,549

Location: Northallerton / Hybrid

Our organisation is undergoing transformational change with a strong focus on developing our performance, workforce and culture aligned with the Council’s strategic priorities. With this change in mind, we are seeking HR Business Partners in who will work closely with senior managers, supporting the continuous review, shaping and focus of workforce solutions and initiatives that will achieve delivery of objectives and priorities within services and across the wider organisation. You will work with all levels of staff across the Council, collaborating with colleagues in order to develop and influence the workforce agenda that closely supports the overall aims of the Council.

To meet the demands of this pivotal post, we are looking for someone who is experienced in large complex and unionised organisations and is able to effectively collaborate with colleagues at all levels, building strong positive relationships. You will be experienced in developing networks across the organisation, within and beyond HR, and will be skilled at engaging with senior managers, demonstrating your success in driving behavioural change in a complex environment.

You will provide professional challenge and support to services to assist the organisation’s leadership to manage, develop and evaluate workforce performance, identify priorities for improvement and plan effective change. Working with senior managers to support the efficient and effective delivery of their Service Plans aligned to the Corporate Workforce Strategy, leading on the delivery of corporate initiatives as appropriate. Linking into the Council’s performance management framework to contribute to strategic change management initiatives, projects and plans with senior managers.

HR Business Partners work closely with leadership and/or line managers in order to achieve shared organisational objectives, in particular designing and implementing HR systems and processes that support strategic business aims. HR Business Partners are HR professionals who are embedded within specific service areas of the organisation and provide a proactive workforce performance focus in support of the wider organisation, enabling managers to move to greater self-service and independence. Working closely with senior managers to support the continuous review, reshaping and refocusing of objectives and priorities within services and across the wider organisation.

HR Business partner working closely and in partnership with corporate HR centres of excellence such as Resourcing, Training & Learning, HR Shared Service, Organisation Development, Pay and Reward etc to ensure that Directorate workforce ambitions are realised. Through strong HR partnerships and a whole HR service approach, services are supported and challenged to deliver 21st century workforce solutions.

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NYCC Benefits

We offer a comprehensive total rewards package for our staff, consisting of competitive pay, generous annual leave, employee assistance programme and more. We also offer various benefits via salary sacrifice, providing tax and national insurance savings of up to 40%. NYCC employees are automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), one of the few remaining defined-benefit pension schemes in the UK. There are many benefits to the LGPS, such as, on average NYCC pays over twice as much as staff towards each pension. Click on our Total Rewards Brochure in the key information section below.

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North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators; Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors (life satisfaction, happiness). Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire.

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