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Senior Advisor - Resourcing, Workforce and Engagement

Cumbria County Council
£38,553 to £39,571
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Workbase: Team is based at Parkhouse Building, Carlisle, but are currently mainly homeworking. We are very flexible and permanent homeworking or working with a mixture of home and office working can also be considered.

Are you an HR or Resourcing professional looking for an opportunity where you can shape resourcing and workforce and engagement strategies? 

Can you develop key initiatives in a creative and innovative way, as part of a dedicated professional team?

We have an exciting opportunity for the right individual to join us as Senior Advisor – Resourcing, Workforce and Engagement. The role will focus on the development of key recruitment, resourcing and retention strategies and initiatives with a strong emphasis on the wellbeing of staff and how we engage with them. The successful post holder will provide technical advice and guidance on resourcing matters that are relevant to public sector industries, such as care, education and fire. As a senior member of the team, you will be involved in creating efficient resourcing solutions that relate to processes, candidate attraction and resourcing compliance and support key engagement initiatives. You will be a key team player and offer support and guidance to the wider team.

This is an exciting time to join us as our resourcing service grows and supports innovative solutions that will meet our organisation’s resourcing needs, working to ensure the majority of vacancies are filled first time with the right calibre of candidate from a diverse pool of applicants.

The role will champion wellbeing support and promote equality and inclusion across our workforce. Also you will identify key workforce trends to enhance engagement across the Council.  You will also take a leading role in supporting the Council’s staff network groups.

This post sits within the Strategic Team in People Management, and the successful candidate will contribute to the planning, development, and delivery of innovative solutions to resourcing and engagement, supporting the council’s priorities and focusing on the delivery of our new People Plan for the coming year.

As Senior Advisor, you will offer guidance to senior managers and operational teams on strategic resourcing and workforce initiatives, and you will be a key contributor on workforce planning, resourcing options, and implementing strategic HR procedures. We are looking for a candidate with strong technical knowledge, who can support the quality assurance and benchmarking of the organisation’s approach to effective initiatives, ensuring they are implemented and positively impacting the workforce and services.

Cumbria County Council is a modern and supportive employer, and we have both the technology and the commitment to allow our employees to work flexibly and efficiently. You will be joining a friendly, flexible, and supportive team, with a strong focus on wellbeing and work/life balance, and there is plenty of opportunity for progression and professional development.

If you have any queries or questions about this, please contact Jennifer Barry, Technical Lead for Workforce and Resourcing on 07818002518 for an informal discussion.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)

*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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