We have some exciting opportunities in our award winning human resources service.

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  • We have a great opportunity to join our award winning HR service.


Thank you for your interest in joining our award winning HR service.

North Yorkshire County Council has a reputation for delivering high quality services and our HR service is no exception. We are extremely proud to have an experienced, trustworthy and professional HR service with a reputation of excellence. In addition to our internal customers, we increasingly deliver HR solutions to a whole raft of public and private sector clients on a traded basis.

As a large and complex organisation we have a diverse range of issues and work hard to deliver effective and efficient HR services. Through this we have achieved lower than average employee turnover and absence levels and a strong working relationship with our Unions. However we are not complacent, public sector austerity has driven and continues to drive us to find practical solutions to modern HR challenges. We recognise as a HR service we must continue to work hard to coach, advise, partner and enable managers to meet their corporate and service delivery objectives. Balancing the technical, legislative aspects of HR best practice with the practical aspects of enabling the organisation to operate cohesively, maximising performance and achieving customer service excellence.

If you are a HR professional with business acumen, have a performance focus, are resilient and are looking for your next challenge where you can deliver innovative, transformational HR practice we look forward to receiving your application.

North Yorkshire County Council is a great council which not only attracts great people but very much values and invests in them too. Our Chief Executive, Richard Flinton, takes great pride in the successful track record of the County Council. A recent independent Local Government Association peer review was one of the most positive reports they had ever written:

"North Yorkshire County Council is a very good council - its services are highly regarded and the peer review team witnessed areas of excellence... [it] has a clear understanding of the challenges and the opportunities that the county council and the county face."

It went on to say:

"Staff are noticeably loyal, passionate and committed to delivering their best for North Yorkshire County Council through a strong public service ethos… Staff told us it was a very warm and friendly place to work, corporate directors all had a regular 'open door' policy and walked the floor regularly to talk with staff informally."

We pride ourselves on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire, as well as being the employer of choice. Our vision is for North Yorkshire to be a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place for everyone to live, work and visit.

We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths this brings to our communities and workforce, we aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. We heavily invest in the development of our employees, providing training and qualifications to further enhance their careers.

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Modern flexible working practices;
  • A local government pension scheme;
  • Family friendly leave;
  • Salary sacrifice, employee cash backs and discounts schemes; and
  • Learning, development and career advancement opportunities.

We can offer you multiple opportunities for career progression working across diverse services and with access to a range of technologies to support modern and agile ways of working.

As a council we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, which will include using modern technologies to connect with clients, working from other bases across the county as well as working from home.

Northallerton is our headquarters, however we deliver services across the county and beyond.

Northallerton is easy to reach by road (A19 / A1M) from the Northeast: Durham, Darlington, Teesside, Yorkshire: Leeds, York, Harrogate and by rail, we are opposite the train station, on the east coast mainline, with London and Edinburgh only two hours away.

To find out more about what it is like to work at North Yorkshire County Council take a look at the following video:

This is an exciting time for our HR service and we are pleased to be offering the following opportunity to join our award winning department:

HR Business Partner: Organisational Development - £34,788 to £42,683 p.a.

Our organisation is undergoing transformational change with a strong focus on developing our culture aligned with the Council’s strategic priorities to deliver the wider transformation agenda. With this change in mind, we are seeking a HR Business Partner in organisational development, who will work closely with senior managers, supporting the continuous review, shaping and focus of OD programmes 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 an OD agenda that closely supports the overall aims of the Council. You will be involved in delivering significant strands of the Council’s organisational development agenda with a focus on cultural change.

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 OD, and will be skilled at engaging with senior managers, demonstrating your success in driving behavioural change in a complex environment.

This position provides a great opportunity for a HR professional looking to further their organisational development career, utilising your skills and abilities in the field to drive change in management, organisation behaviours and culture.

As a Council we are forward thinking and our technology enables us to deliver our roles flexibly and achieve a dynamic approach to service delivery.
If you would like to find out more about this vacancy, we would very much welcome an informal conversation. Please call Penny Yeadon, Head of HR, on 01609 533302.

How to apply

To apply please send your CV, including a personal statement in one Microsoft Word document (not PDF) to resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk by midnight on Tuesday 28 May 2019 stating the 'HRBP' in the email title.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and name of place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment and the contact details of at least two referees including your current / most recent employer indicating whether you provide us with the authority to contact each referee prior to interview. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification below.

Please note that we will not accept applications from agencies.

Role documents

Key dates

Closing date: Tuesday 28 May 2019
Interviews: Thursday 6 June 2019