Senior People Consultant
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1019/14540
  • Published: Tue 08/06/2021, 7:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woodhatch Place, Cockshot Hill, Reigate

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Senior People Consultant

The starting salary for this position is £40,227 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

'I am pleased to announce a 12 fixed term or secondment (maternity cover) opportunity for a Senior People Consultant within the People Consultancy team commencing on 1st September. Reporting to the People Consultant Lead, you will be joining a friendly and supportive team of ten People Consultants which sits within the Business Partnering and Employment Practice function'. - Daryle Lowden - People Consultant Lead. 

Working alongside managers and stakeholders across the council, you will be equipped with a “can do” attitude reflecting a commitment to continuous improvement and be an active driver for change.  

In collaboration with the People Consultant Lead and your Senior People Consultant colleague you will contribute to the design and ongoing transformation of the People Consultancy Team and its offer to services. This will include co-design of the package of people management training and employee relations support to the organisation. This will link with the Workforce of the Future project.

You will confidently manage the most complex case work spanning the full range of HR&OD issues across all areas of the business in addition to providing HR support to restructures and TUPE projects. Outcome focused, you will ensure that cases are allocated and resolved in a timely manner and in line with legislation/policies and good practice. A key responsibility will be coaching and mentoring team colleagues.  

To be shortlisted for interview, personal statement (of no more than 2 sides of A4) will evidence the following:

  • How you have used knowledge and insight to improve service delivery/impact with evidence of the impact of the change
  • A thorough knowledge and application of employee relations policies and practices in relation to supporting casework and HR projects with an outcome focused mindset
  • Coaching and mentoring skills with evidence of how you have developed and supported a colleague/team
  • The ability to work autonomously with initiative, to engage, develop and consult on plans or projects as appropriate

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

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The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 27th June with interviews scheduled for the week commencing Monday 5 July.  

This is a 12 month secondment or fixed term opportunity.

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If you would like to know more about this role or have an informal discussion then please contact Daryle Lowden by email at or via telephone 07854 718211.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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