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People directorate

The people directorate (HR) are key in supporting the Trust to be a great place to work.

What is the role of the people directorate?

The people directorate manages all issues relating to the employment of people including: recruitment, amending or introducing new policies (for example hybrid working to help deliver effective services while also supporting work-life balance, and sustainable use of resources and estate).  We work closely with staff side representatives (unions) and have responsibility for keeping up to date and accurate records on all of our employees.

We also coach, support and advise managers in dealing with issues such as performance management, disciplinary, absence and workforce plans.

We are proactive in receiving feedback from our staff as we are committed to improving employee experience. The people directorate make sure that our colleagues are fully supported and able to do their job. This includes making sure our people have the right skills and ensuring they are safe, healthy and well at work.

By creating a positive, enabling and supportive working environment for our staff we are making a commitment to providing better outcomes, higher quality care, and more compassionate services.

Typical roles within the people directorate
Entry level (bands 2 - 4)

Employment services including:




Fleet services

Workforce information

Post qualification (bands 5 - 7)

Workforce information analyst

Team manager

HR advisor

HR manager

Senior leadership (bands 8+)

HR business partner

HR business manager

Associate director

Deputy director

Chief people officer/director

Will working in the people directorate suit me?

The people team are a fundamental part of the Trust and you could be at the heart of ensuring we recruit and retain great people. We have approximately 100 employees within the people team, including in learning and development and occupational health and wellbeing.

Our priorities to make the Trust a great place to work include:

• Feeling safe at work

• Being part of a supportive team

• Keeping fit and well

• Developing potential

• My voice counts

If you are passionate about being able to make a difference we offer a range of opportunities, including being involved in the recruitment of new staff, ensuring people are paid accurately and on time, producing workforce statistics and reports and providing quotes on vehicles for people wishing to get a car through the employee car scheme. Whatever your preference - numbers, people, even cars - you will create meaningful relationships with your colleagues and help shape workplace culture.

Our promise to you

Our recruitment is person-centred. We're committed to keeping you informed at all stages and supporting you along the way.

You'll receive a first rate induction and access to a range of development programmes.

You’ll have access to our generous pension scheme, health service discounts and 27 days of annual leave plus bank holidays, which increases the longer you’re in service.

If you need a DBS check, we will pay for it, as well as your annual subscription fee for the DBS update service.

Someone once said to me 'a day without learning is a day wasted' and I see how much this applies to my role in HR. We are always seeking out innovative ways of working to make a difference to services which ultimately then impacts on our service user experience.

Our greatest asset is our workforce. We listen to our staff and use feedback that will help us to improve the working lives of staff and provide better care for our service users.  

Further information
Will I be supported to undertake a Chartered Institute or Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification?
I already hold a CIPD qualification. What are my options?
Will I make a difference working in the people directorate in the Trust?
Where can I find out more about careers in the people directorate?