HR Business Partner (Organisational Development)

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£38,813 - £42,683
24 Sep 2019
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full time

About us

North Yorkshire County Council has a reputation for delivering high quality services and our HR service is no exception. We are extremely proud to have an experienced, trustworthy and professional HR service with a reputation of excellence. In addition to our internal customers, we increasingly deliver HR solutions to an increasing range of public and private sector clients on a traded basis. As a large and complex organisation we have a diverse range of issues and work hard to deliver effective and efficient HR services. 

Our organisation is undergoing transformational change with a strong focus on developing our culture aligned with the Council’s strategic priorities to deliver the wider transformation agenda. With this change in mind, we are seeking a HR Business Partner in organisational development.

What you will be doing…

This role is varied, challenging and rewarding you will work closely with senior managers, supporting the continuous review, shaping and focus of OD programmes and initiatives that will achieve delivery of objectives and priorities within services and across the wider organisation.

You will work with all levels of staff across the Council, collaborating with colleagues in order to develop and influence an HR/OD agenda that closely supports the overall aims of the Council.

You will be involved in delivering significant strands of the Council’s organisational development agenda with a focus on cultural change.

This is a highly autonomous role and we are searching for someone who can further build on our reputation of excellence.

What you will bring…

As the HR Business Partner, you will need to be articulate, confident and resilient with exceptional influencing skills.

You conduct yourself in a way befitting NYCC’s culture; leading by example, with enthusiasm and ambition and with a keen customer focus.

A dynamic, proactive individual who is an excellent communicator – both verbally and written.

You are innovative and forward thinking, with a keen eye for detail to help drive a culture of continuous improvement.

You are likely to have significant experience of working within a large, complex organisation, in public sector as well as:

  • Demonstrable success as a HR Business Partner or within a Senior HR Manager role
  • Proven and effective experience in supporting change management programmes
  • You will ideally be a chartered member of the CIPD (or equivalent) with an excellent understanding of employment legislation.
  • A breadth and depth of generalist HR experience at a senior level with demonstrable evidence of high profile cases
  • A commercially minded approach
  • Commitment to the performance management culture with the ability to set high standards, deliver objectives and challenge, influence and negotiate with managers appropriately. 

What you will get in return…

We want you to work to live not live to work, we want you to enjoy the things in life that really matter to you and this is important to us. We can offer you a range of employee benefits including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, flexible working hours, a government pension scheme and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes a variety of retail discounts.

You can also expect to receive ongoing support throughout your role and to be part of a friendly and dedicated team.

Although you will be required to attend County Hall on a fairly regular basis, you will be fully enabled through mobile kit and encouraged by management to work in a highly agile way at locations across the County, including home.  

If this sounds like the opportunity for you we’d love to hear from you…

For an informal discussion, contact Penny Yeadon, Head of HR, on 01609 533302.

Applications are invited from candidates within and beyond North Yorkshire boundaries.

Visit our dedicated campaign site:

HR Business Partner (Organisational Development).pdf
Total Rewards Brochure.pdf

Key dates:

Closing date: midnight on Sunday 13th October 
Interviews to be held on: Tuesday 29th October 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.  We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.