Head of Resourcing and Recruitment

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Grade: Management Band 3

Salary: £60,873 to £66,411

Closing Date:  19th November 2018

About the Role:

We are looking for an innovative and inspirational resourcing professional to lead the force in all elements of resourcing and recruitment.


This new role is an exciting and highly challenging opportunity that will stretch your experience beyond usual levels - you will be responsible for ensuring the force is appropriately resourced to police the communities of the West Midlands. 


Increasing diversity is at the top of our agenda, your leadership will be critical in ensuring we are reflective of the communities we police and in ensuring that our values are reflected in the colleagues we recruit and promote.


You will be accountable for all resourcing and recruitment activity including both uniformed and non-uniformed roles, from managing our brand and public perception and communication strategy, through to getting the right people on board to make a real difference in policing.


In addition, we are looking for someone who can continue the positive steps we have taken in our internal resourcing approach, including police officer promotions and our approach to finding and building internal detective talent.


You'll be joining an engaged and enthusiastic team, who have been delivering significant front line volume recruitment, including police constables, PCSOs, special constables and colleagues in our force control room and delivering a range of innovative activities, such as our detective academy, talent bank, and recruitment into specialist teams and roles.  This role sits in the wider People and OD leadership team, so has a key role in contributing to and leading on the delivery of the people strategy and People Deal.


You will be an experienced resourcing and recruitment leader with knowledge of best practice, systems, tech and emerging trends in recruitment. You will have demonstrable examples of developing and leading organisation wide resourcing strategy and experience of leading a high volume / high profile recruitment function while supporting a diverse team in a large or complex organisation.


About Us:

Here at West Midlands Police, 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 and Inclusion Vision: “Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities” 

For more information please contact Chris Thurley, Assistant Director of Business Partnering, on 07824 839619

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. 

Role Purpose:
  • Develop, Lead and promote a holistic approach to resourcing, which underpins delivery of the WMP2020 workforce vision and values, and People Deal
  • Engage with leaders and individuals to encourage a proactive and inclusive approach to resourcing
  • Oversee effective delivery of all recruitment activity into the Force
  • Develop, lead and deliver a force wide resourcing and recruitment strategy
  • Lead the force recruitment campaign to deliver the diverse workforce objectives within the D & I strategy
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of resourcing and recruitment activity to provide workforce metrics and qualitative data to improve performance and minimize adverse impact
  • Lead partnership working internally and with other external organisations, agencies and suppliers
Must Haves:
  • Significant and extensive experience in implementing and evaluating resourcing and recruitment interventions that have a visible impact on organisational success in comparable large, complex organisations
  • Experience of leading a resourcing/recruitment function within a large complex organisation (including strategy leadership, development and implementation)
  • In depth knowledge of resourcing/recruitment practices and their contribution to business success
  • Experience of managing/delivering high profile volume recruitment activity
  • Experience of delivering diversity through recruitment strategies and initiatives including positive action strategy
  • Force lead for all resourcing and recruitment
  • Shape and evolve a world class approach to resourcing and recruitment that builds the culture in line with the Force’s vision and values
  • Develop and lead an integrated and strategic approach to resourcing and recruitment, aligning with the Force’s workforce strategy and approach
  • Develop a compelling and effective resourcing proposition, which delivers a holistic approach for the Force and delivers the diversity that reflects all communities of the West Midlands
  • Extensive and expert experience in the design of resourcing initiatives at a strategic and operational level
  • Contract management and procurement experience
  • MCIPD or equivalent, relevant professional qualification
  • Qualities and Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships (including commissioning services and working with partners, suppliers and expert advisers)
  • Inspirational
  • Influential (both up and down)
  • Creative
  • Collaborative
  • Passionate
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Successfully managing through others
  • Role model for Diversity and Inclusion

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