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Head of People

Sheffield, South Yorkshire



Do you have experience as a Head of HR, HR Director or People Lead?

Can you deliver HR and People solutions that really work for a young tech/digital organisation and its people?

Are you peoplecentric, creative, pragmatic and operationally focused?

And are you ready to be part of a massive digital transformation?

Then youll love it here, and wed love to hear from you!

You and your role

We are BPDTS Ltd . We provide technology services to the UKs largest government Department, DWP. A young and growing organisation, we have the look and feel of a tech startup but we work within the public sector, delivering real change with a tangible impact on society.

In just 2 years we have doubled in size to 1500 people in a period of rapid growth. As our Head of People you will help us triple in size and take us to the next level.

Watch our CEO Loveday Ryder explain our vision for BPDTS


In this role, youll create an environment where HR is collaborative rather than a remote authority. You are an enabler, and not a gatekeeper. You empower our organisation to be the best it can be.

Youll help our teams work in a way that, as experts in their field, they know is best. You solve problems, give permission, open doors and make things happen.

You have the gravitas, authority and responsibility and accountability of an HR Director and you can use this to ask how can I help?.

We are passionate about empowering, enabling, supporting and motivating the talented tech experts at the heart of our organisation. We want to ensure our organisation is a great place to work.

You will help us attract and retain highlevel digital/tech professionals. You will create a space where flexibility and work life balance are key, where people can thrive and deliver without hierarchy and bureaucracy.

Were not there yet, but youll get involved in whatever needs to be done. Youll help us get there.

What are we looking for?

You have previous experience of working in an HR Director or Head of People role, operating as part of an Executive Team and presenting at Board level

You have a track record of delivery of excellent people services to support an operational business

Youre great at stakeholder management and have

  • excellent communication skills with a strong focus on being able to build effective relationships and influence at senior levels

Youre a confident decision maker who is able to take ownership for large portfolios of work and the associated accountabilities You have experience making databased decisions, utilising MI and measuring success through KPIs to evaluate the progress of the people agenda and identify areas for future focus Ideally but not mandatory, a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute for Personal Development (CIPD)BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Were genuinely a different option to both civil service and private sector for tech experts. Were the third way nimble, flexible and agile like a small tech co, but with responsibility and the ability to make a difference to society, to do work in the public interest with the power to change lives.We provide our teams with the latest tech and tooling, and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

What is our offer?

We have a range of facilities across the sites including coffee shops and restaurants, table tennis, yoga, a swimming pool, gym facilities and loads more. Get in touch to find out more about your preferred location. Your role will be based in your choice of our easytoreach digital hubs in either London, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Blackpool or Newcastle. There will be some travel to other hubs: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/dwpdigitalhublocations/ Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digitals community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them. Our mission is to be the partner of choice for DWP for tech services and an employer of choice for the very best tech talent.

Where will you work?

Well reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £77,832 per annum dependant on level of expertise You will be eligible for a pension with employer contributions of up to 10% We can offer you a performancerelated annual bonus of up to 10% Well help you balance your life and work Well give you 25 days annual leave, with the option to buy and sell days

We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package including a cycle to work scheme and lots of family friendly perks which can be tailored to your lifestyle.

APPLY For further information and to start your application click Apply. You will need to register your CV and add a supporting statement on our online application portal.

Please note that this role requires SC Clearance at BPSS level which may take up to 4 weeks

Posted 48 days ago

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