People, Policy & Performance HR Manager (12m FTC)

People, Policy & Performance HR Manager (12m FTC)


to c. £42,000 pa



Job Description

Our client strives for excellence in everything they do and has recently embarked on an exciting organisational transformation programme which will allow them to develop outstanding digital services for its customers and better-quality jobs for its staff.


About the job

They have embarked on an ambitious transformation programme with Culture change at its heart.  Their vision is to have brilliant people, working on brilliant systems providing brilliant services.  To achieve this they need to make a cultural shift focused on developing adaptable, bold and curious employees and leaders who actively role-model those behaviours.

The successful candidate will support the Head of Culture Change, People Policies & Performance Management by leading on the day to day aspects of the department-wide consultation and implementation of a new approach to performance management from 2019/20, building a best-fit system from the staff experiences.


They will also lead work on the transformation of the wider HR policy suite: rebuilding policies, procedures and guidance to be more user-friendly, focused on the right content at the right level, and to develop manager capability.


They will develop strong relationships with key stakeholders and research best practice, industry trends and activity to inform policy development.




Successful Applicant


Key accountabilities:

The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Culture Change, People Policies & Performance Management on a 12m Fixed Term Contract.  They will be responsible for:

  • Supporting and leading on aspects of transforming People Policies within the organisation leading the design and supporting the implementation to ensure coherence between policies.
  • Developing external relationships and bringing industry best practice and academic research into the team to shape policy. 
  • Developing the new approach to performance management and supporting its implementation for April 2020, based on consultation with staff, departmental trade unions, diversity networks and senior leaders.
  • Ensuring that people policies and performance management support the development of manager capability, build trust with our employees and help develop a culture which promotes high performance.