Head of Employee Relations (Maternity Cover-15 month fixed term contract)

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The Candidate


We are looking for a positive, passionate individual with a prior experience in leading an employee relations and wellbeing function, gained within a complex, unionised environment.


Experience of creating and implementing successful employee relations strategies and interventions which have had a demonstrable impact on organisational success is essential alongside in depth knowledge of employment law and employee relations practices, understands their contribution to business success.


In addition, prior experience of designing, implementing and evaluating innovative wellbeing initiatives at a strategic level is required.


You must have previous experience of working with a range of internal and external stakeholders, at a senior level with the ability to negotiate, influence and persuade.


The ideal candidate for this role will have substantial demonstrable knowledge and skills as follows:


·         Excellent communication skills including written and verbal skills, with exceptional interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills;

·         MCIPD or equivalent, relevant professional qualification;

·         Ability to influence and engage staff through the creation of a diverse, inclusive, motivational environment;

·         Be innovative, passionate, focussed and flexible within the working environment;

This role is based in central Birmingham. However, the nature of this role will require some travel to WMP offices across West Midlands region.

This is a unique opportunity for an individual of the right calibre.


This role reports to the Assistant Director of Business Partnering.


If you are interested in the role and would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Amy Smith at: amy.smith@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk


About Us:


Here at West Midlands Police (WMP), we serve almost 2.8 million people – making us the second largest Police Force in England. We’re in the middle of radically overhauling all aspects of the business with WMP2020 - a modernisation plan that’ll change the way we operate.


WMP is a large and diverse organisation where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in an encouraging and flexible environment.


We're able to offer you a comprehensive range of rewards and benefits including:

  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the option to purchase additional days
  • access to a Corporate Health Cash Plan and wellbeing website
  • modern working environment in central Birmingham
  • opportunity to save on travel costs through a Corporate Travel Scheme
  • the option to join a generous pension scheme


Diversity is fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of communities that we police. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.


Are you ready to join us?


If yes, we'd like to hear from you.

West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future. 

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

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