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Assistant Director of Workforce

Job Description

We are supporting a large NHS organisation in the South Central region to recruit an Interim Assistant Director of Workforce – Corporate and Resourcing. The post holder will be a key member of the Chief People Officer’s senior team, and will provide their expertise and experience to the strategic view of the organisation’s requirements on recruitment, resourcing and Corporate initiatives, and how these can be achieved.

Role responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to the Divisional Head of Workforce- Corporate and oversee day-to-day responsibilities as required or as may be delegated by the Chief People Officer;

  • Responsible for the operational delivery of the Recruitment Service, ensuring customer satisfaction by delivering a timely, effective and quality service; responsible for the work experience and voluntary services functions;

  • Responsible for high-quality operational temporary staffing services across the organisation, working with the outsourced provider to ensure delivery of the contract, and improvements in quality across a range of strategic temporary staffing issues;

  • Delivery of a comprehensive Medical Staffing service, providing advice and support, working in close collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer and his/her team;

  • Providing outstanding leadership to a large team of informed and engaged HR professionals across a range of functions;

  • Provide leadership and direct line management of the Divisional Head of Workforce – Corporate and their team;

  • Deputise for the Director of Workforce as required and as agreed with the Chief People Officer.

Essential skills and experience:

  • MCIPD or equivalent;

  • Significant experience in a HR role at a senior level in a complex environment, ideally within NHS;

  • Significant experience of providing HR and Resourcing advice at a senior level;

  • Experience of influencing decisions up to and including Board level;

  • Excellent knowledge of UK employment legislation;

  • The ability to create, deliver and sustain a vision for service improvement.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and availability to