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Head of Resource Management & People Evolution

Head of Resource Management & People Evolution

  • Location: UK Wide, UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002802189
  • Closing Date: 07 June 2020

A new opportunity has emerged within our Resilience and Agility (R&A) Community to lead all aspects of the Community level strategic resource planning and people evolution.

As the Head of Resource Management and People Evolution you’ll own the resource management, forecasting, capacity, capability and the overall workforce plan for the R&A Community to ensure the right workforce is in place to deliver the business strategy and contribute to the achievement of the overall Nationwide strategy and cornerstones.

What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the Director of Business Operations you’ll;

Work in collaboration with experts from across the business to identify the Community’s resource strategy and principles and identify and translate all sources of strategic demand for work in the Community and Society into a comprehensive forecast for people.

Manage stakeholder relationships up to and including Executive committee and Community leadership teams.
Identify required strategic capability and capacity shortfalls/surpluses and drive down cost by enabling the right workforce capacity, capability and sourcing mix for the society, where possible prioritising permanent resources.
Create and maintain the resource plan for the R&A Community, change squads and centres of excellence, leading actions to deliver the right capabilities and workforce mix to optimise performance (7.5k resources) and operational costs (+500m)

Be accountable for translating the top-down view of business strategy into the workforce capabilities and capacity required for success, against a bottom-up view of individual objectives and performance.

Lead on collating and analysing data to support strategic workforce planning and reporting, creating influential insights and making data driven recommendations.

Lead the strategic plan and execution of workforce transformation including insourcing and outsourcing relationships and chairing of reviews

About you

We are interested in hearing from people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and are not afraid to take on a challenge. This role is in a Community with a strong reputation and an ambitious technology transformation agenda. It is therefore crucial that the successful candidate has the subject matter expertise and experience from similar agile environments and modern ways of working.

An influential, strong communicator and confident presenter, you’ll have the proven ability to lead thinking and challenge senior executives and colleagues alike.

As a minimum requirement you’ll have:
• Significant senior experience in both Resource Management, and People and Workforce Evolution
• Considerable business sense and market knowledge, with demonstrable experience in enabling the delivery of analysis and insight which is commercially viable
• Significant experience in making assessments and judgements based on the data available and adopting a common-sense approach
• Expert experience of presenting complex ideas and data in a simple way to a diverse range of stakeholders which include Executive committee and senior leadership teams.
• Demonstrable experience of adopting a holistic approach to analysis and insight and have an ability to spot opportunities and links across data and analysis

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:
• Your values, and what makes you who you are
• How you’d make a difference to our members in this role

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

Our people’s success isn’t based on how long they spend at their desk. While you’ll have contracted hours, we want to offer a flexible environment where possible. That might be working from home, logging on from other offices across the UK, or working part time or compressed hours.

We’ve let you know about the flexibility available for this role at the start of the advert. This means you can quickly decide if it suits how you’d like to work.

When you put a lot in, it’s only fair to expect a lot out. So, when you help us do the right thing for our customers, we want to reward you. As well as your salary, additional benefits include 30 days holiday on top of bank holidays, an executive car or cash allowance, a competitive pension, private healthcare for your family plus executive health screening every 2 years, life assurance and a bonus scheme. If that wasn’t enough, you could also ‘buy’ up to another 10 days holiday. Flexible working is another bonus that can be offered.

 

Why work at Nationwide

We’re the world’s largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. You'll be joining a strong Executive Team based in the UK and as a Senior Executive you will help to deliver our vision to be the 1st choice for financial services. Our Head Office is in Swindon, Wiltshire and is home to 5,000 of our 18,000 employees. We also have offices in London, Bournemouth, Northampton and Dunfermline.

We’re here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. When you combine this with our reputation for being open, honest and trustworthy it’s no wonder we’re going from strength to strength as a business. We think these values are important for our employees and leaders too.

We're a people business and need good people who understand and share what we believe in. As a result, we invest a lot in our people and we`ll not just set you up to be successful in this role, but also provide opportunities for you to develop your career with Nationwide. So, in addition to a bespoke on boarding and induction programme we provide mentoring; access to leadership development courses and for the most talented the chance to take part in a senior executive development programme.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.
We respond to everyone, and so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.

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