Group Director of People and Corporate Services

Jersey (GB) (JE)
Competitive salary
14 Feb 2019
01 Mar 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We’re continuing to build a new future for Jersey that is more modern, sustainable and prosperous for all. It’s a future that will see people, business and government come together to collaborate in a way they’ve never done before. This approach is called Team Jersey and it’s a milestone in our history: one island, one community, one government – and one exciting future. This is a career-defining opportunity: to make change happen on a unique, historic island.

In this pivotal role you will lead our people change agenda, while driving employee engagement and satisfaction. You’ll do this by developing an innovative people strategy that will transform our culture, and implement integrated modern people approaches across the public service.

The key is to develop a strong strategic partnership to drive simplification, standardisation and automation to ensure the long-term success of our HR&OD operating model.  We want a high-performing people services function that delivers excellent HR management through a business partner model. You’ll deliver this along with robust policies and strategies covering Reward, Workforce Planning and Talent Management.

At the same time, you’ll lead and modernise a range of important corporate services, including Business Continuity, Health & Safety, Facilities Management and Business Administration. It’s your chance to play a leading role in strategic and organisational development alongside senior colleagues at Team Jersey.

You should therefore be an experienced and inspirational change leader who has led People Services before. With a passion for change management, you’ll be equipped to help our island succeed. You’ve seen through large-scale transformation programmes and brought significant improvement in culture or processes. Your achievements are built on collaboration with diverse stakeholders and exceptional team management. Influential with natural people skills, you’ll know how to sustain successful partner relationships. You’ll also be adept at developing high-level strategy and turning it into sound operational plans. And with your knowledge of HR and OD policies and procedures, you’ll be ready to advise and Ministers and other senior figures.  

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For a confidential discussion about this role please contact our consultants at Penna: Julie Towers on 07764 791736 or Carol Coyle on 07500 887849 or email