OD Manager- Performance Culture

Birmingham, West Midlands
Band E Lower (£39,522- £43,473 per annum)
17 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

directorate here at West Midlands Police (WMP).

I’ve recently joined WMP as I am excited by the unique opportunity of creating and delivering a people strategy that will enable the force to meet its goals for 2020 and beyond. We’ve made a start and there’s much more to do so we are looking for people with a range of specialist skills to augment our existing team of 400.

As an enabling function, our role is to provide support, guidance, development and a challenge to our employees and their leaders, so together we prevent crime, protect the public and help those in need. A focus on the wonderfully diverse West Midlands community we serve is at the heart of what we do and combined with our People Deal commitment to our employees and the Leadership Promise, outlining our expectations of leaders, the foundations are in place for the next stage in our transformation programme.

If you have the passion, drive, skills, experience, resilience, and character required we would be delighted to hear from you.

Ali Layne-Smith

Director of People & Organisation Development

OD Manager- Performance Culture

  • Have you embedded a performance management culture in a large organisation?
  • Are you driven to get the best out of people, through having great performance conversations?

As our performance specialist, you will help develop a performance culture here at West Midlands Police that is, suitable for all police staff and officers. We are looking to develop and embed a really innovative approach to performance that can evolve and become more sophisticated over time. We have great people and we need to make performance part of the everyday conversations they have as well as the way we manage. A critical aspect of the role will be your ability to engage with partner groups and ensure that our initiatives are in line with aspects of the wider people strategy. You will need to be comfortable inspiring and enthusing officers and staff at all levels through workshops and briefings on the benefits of performance management and be able to show clear demonstrable results to the organisation.

To join us, you’ll need to be creative, collaborative and driven. With excellent interpersonal skills, you’ll influence senior partners and inspire confidence. You will also have experience of developing successful performance frameworks, along with knowledge of techniques and standard methodologies. Ideally, you will be a member of the CIPD, along with other relevant qualifications.

Here at West Midlands Police, we serve almost 2.8 million people – making us the second largest police force in England. We’re planning to radically overhaul all aspects of the business with WMP2020 – a modernisation plan that’ll change the way the force operates. As part of this, we’re bringing together our services to create a People and Organisation Development Directorate. With expertise, commitment and dedication, you’ll thrive in this senior role and help to realise our ambitions.

Reporting to a newly appointed Head of Development and Performance you will have the opportunity to shape the future as part of a brand new ‘leadership and development team

If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV to ss_applicationforms@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk