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Assistant Director of HR/Head of HR Governance and Information

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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Human Resources
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke
Stoke on Trent
£54,764 - £63,862 per annum
Salary period
23/01/2022 23:59
Interview date

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

We are looking to recruit a proactive individual to the role of Assistant Director of HR/Head of HR Governance and Information to lead a small team to deliver on the requirements of the UHNM’s people function and the wider Trust for strategic workforce planning, information analytics and delivery of HR governance.  Key responsibilities include provision of regular performance reports to the Board, monitoring HR standards and workforce risks and producing workforce plans.  You will provide expertise and insights to our clinical and non-clinical teams working closely with the HR Senior team, Divisional colleagues and partner organisations across our ICS.  You will also play a key part in the delivery of the HR functions People strategy.

Main duties of the job

You will be experienced in workforce planning and information analysis with a proven track record of working at a strategic level and delivering programmes of work.   You will have strong communication, analytical and collaboration skills and will be an excellent report writer.

If you are someone who enjoys a challenge, who wants to work in a forward thinking and friendly HR environment and further develop in your career then please apply on NHS Jobs.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Ro Vaughan (see contact details)  

Person specification

Essential and Desirable

Essential criteria
  • Specialist Knowledge across a range of relevant topics - governance, HR, workforce modelling
  • Experience at senior management or professional level within a complex organisation and significant budget and management responsibilities
  • Excellent analytical and judgemental skills in respect of governance, information and workforce modelling
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Experience of Strategy Development
Desirable criteria
  • Health care knowledge and experience

See above

Essential criteria
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Further details / informal visits contact

Ro Vaughan
Job title
Director of Human Resources
Email address
Telephone number

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of North Midlands - Royal Stoke
Springfield Building, Floor 2 (Trust HQ)
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
Office: 01782 671437 OR VOIP: 01782 228396