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Head of HR & OD (North)

Posted: 8 Oct 2020 Closes: 6 Nov 2020
Any current HEE office location across the North/Midlands (Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester), United Kingdom £63,751 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_48D70NJQyFd3

Head of HR & OD (North)

Job Reference: 984-NAT-1-10020

Employer: Department: HR & OD Location: Any current HEE office location across the North/Midlands (Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester) Salary: £63,751 per annum

Health Education England is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. Health Education England supports the values and pledges of the NHS Constitution.

We are committed to being a diverse and an inclusive employer and will build a culture where all employees are valued, respected and acknowledged. We strive to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, colour, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, transgender status, HIV status, social background, trade union membership or non-membership and is placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions that cannot be shown to be justifiable.

HEE have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to showcase our Disability Confident Employer accreditation, being an Inclusive Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, our bronze award from the Defence Recognition Scheme, and we are delighted to support Apprenticeships and Tommy's pregnancy at work scheme.

Health Education England exists to provide excellent healthcare to the population of England - want to come help us?

We are looking for an excellent, experienced and committed HR leader to join and help lead our HR&OD team and help HEE to reach our goal to be the Best Place to Work

As one of two Heads of HR&OD you would hold responsibility for a number of national and regional HR teams in delivery of a comprehensive, efficient and effective HR business partnering, advisory and operational service, and driving forward the development of our ambitious 'Best Place to Work' programme, encompassing OD, L&D and staff engagement across the organisation.

To be successful, you would be able to build effective relationships with key stakeholders inside and outside of the organisation and support HEE in developing a culture which encourages high performance in an inclusive, compassionate manner. You would seek to be recognised as a senior and credible HR leader across the business and beyond.

The role reports directly to the Director of HR&OD who will encourage and support you to develop strong matrix working, supporting a cross-region network within the HR &OD function ensuring that good practice is shared across HEE. As a key member of the HR team, you would be expected to lead, influence and drive organisational and workforce development issues, which underpin the successful delivery of HEE's business plans. You would take the strategic lead in the management, development and service improvement work ensuring delivery on a diverse range of HR&OD work programmes. The post holder can expect to sit on a number of national oversight groups

You will hold direct management responsibility for a number of HR Business Partners and senior leads within the team and coaching and developing your team will be a significant focus for you.

Deputising for the Director of HR&OD should be expected. In a post-covid environment you may be called upon to travel across HEE sites and be flexible in your duties.

In return, we offer excellent remuneration and staff benefits, a rewarding and challenging career experience, and an opportunity to help shape and influence the direction of a national health organisation which has a direct impact on the health services of England.

At Health Education England, we realise that many people balance many commitments alongside their working lives and seek opportunities for working patterns and arrangements that are able to complement their lives. With this in mind, we are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options such as job sharing, flexible start and finish times and part time hours. We always welcome a conversation to explore any of these options or listen to proposals for something different.

Interested? Don't delay your application as we often have to close our vacancies early due to volume of applications. We look forward to hearing from you.

Selection stages will commence from early November and will take place using virtual technology within Microsoft Teams.

Applicants will commence at the bottom of Band 8c with a full-time starting salary of £63,751, with a pay step increase after 5 years' service.

These salaries are offered in accordance with NHS Terms and Conditions and the HEE Pay Progression Policy and are subject to annual cost of living review.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Lisa Wilson

Job title: Director of HR&OD

Email address:

Additional contact information:

If you would like any further information regarding this post, please contact Liz Bennett ( who arrange for an informal discussion with the Director of HR&OD

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Candidates are reminded that, if you are applying on a secondment basis, you must have agreement with your current manager that if successful you will be released for the period of the secondment.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible and this may happen prior to you receiving a written offer letter.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.


After applying, your application will be imported into our third-party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Health Education England transferring the information contained in this application to TRAC. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

If you a query relating to your application process, please contact The Recruitment Team on 0300 3230201.

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