Are you looking for a senior and varied Business Partner role which has a responsibility to help drive and support cultural change in a dynamic environment, adding real value to one of the top performing councils in the UK?
Not your typical HR/OD local government role, as this is a unique opportunity to tackle commercial challenges for Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO), together with supporting the delivery of diverse council services such as Adult Social Care and Public Health. 
If you were to be successful you would be joining our high performing, dedicated and friendly People Services Team, awarded PPMA Public Sector Team of the Year award in 2021.
About the role
This is a significant strategic HR leadership role, reporting to the Head of People Services.
You will be the HR/OD Business Partner for ESPO, a commercially run specialist procurement organisation. As the HR lead, you’ll be providing advice and guidance on fast paced, commercial HR decisions, supporting ESPO to invest in their people.
You’ll also be the HR/OD Business Partner for two of our key council departments – Adults and Communities and Public Health, providing strategic HR and OD advice and guidance to support the delivery of departmental services. 
Strong and confident on influencing key stakeholders, you’ll take on a designated portfolio of services working on workforce strategies, driving higher performance and productivity and influencing culture. 
You’ll be the strategic lead on Workplace and Culture, one of the key workstreams within Leicestershire County Council’s People Strategy. This includes working on projects focused on Ways of Working, and Diversity and Inclusion, building on our already strong foundations in these areas.
Articulate and ambitious, you’ll bring a proven track record of providing strategic HR and OD advice and support within a large complex and changing organisation. You’ll be a member of the CIPD with a relevant degree or professional qualification and you will definitely have strategic HR or OD management experience together with a broad HR background. Above all, you’ll be motivated by the chance to drive cultural change. 
We’d also expect you to share our commitment to our values – Positivity , Trust and Respect , Flexibility and Openness and Transparency .
We offer an excellent benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, Local Government Pension Scheme, support with your ongoing professional development, employee wellbeing service and an employee discount and benefit scheme. 
For further information on what it’s like to work for us and the benefits we offer, please see the job details attached and refer to the following:
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Working for Us
We offer a flexible, hybrid way of working. This includes working from home, although some office working will be necessary.
For informal enquiries please contact Caroline Fairchild, Head of People Services, by telephone on 0116 3056727 or or Gordon McFarlane, Assistant Director Corporate Services, by telephone on 0116 3056123 or by email to 
Closing date: 26th June
The recruitment process for this role will include an online assessment, a discussion session with some members of the People Services Leadership Team on the 5th July, followed by a formal panel interview on the 6th July.
About Leicestershire County Council
Leicestershire County Council is a Timewise, Stonewall Top 100, Disability Confident, Menopause Friendly and Mindful Employer organisation. We are strongly committed to promoting equality and opportunity, championing employee wellbeing and investing in staff training and development. 
We are keen to support our employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will offer working arrangements that suit an individual’s personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the council. We positively welcome applications from those interested in part-time hours, term-time working, compressed hours, flexible start/finish times, home/remote working. Please contact the recruiting manager if you would like to discuss the possible options that might be applicable to this role. 
Our aim is to work with communities and partners to deliver public services that make Leicestershire the best possible place to live and work for everyone. Our employees play a key role in supporting this goal and helping us deliver the vital services we provide to the people of Leicestershire. 
How to apply
To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply Online’ button below and complete an application which includes a supporting statement explaining how you meet the essential requirements. 
As diversity is key to our success, we seek the best talent from the widest pool of people. Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Employer Scheme. 
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