Head of People Services

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full time
Salary Range
£64,284 – £69,771
Closing Date


The better the workplace experience that we can offer to our 5,500 officers, staff and volunteers, the better quality the policing service for our communities here in Northumbria.

It’s therefore vital that our people feel safe, healthy and valued, and ultimately, feel a sense of belonging to an organisation that encourages diversity of thought and prioritises the employee voice.

We are seeking a Head of People Services to drive engagement and performance, helping us to deliver upon our strategic priorities.

It’s an influential and well-rewarded role, but best of all you’ll be joining an organisation where you’re part of something that really matters.

What will I be doing?
The role will be varied, giving you scope to flex your diverse skillset – from leading HR and employee relation services; wellbeing and engagement management and the diversity, equality and inclusion agenda to talent acquisition services.

You’ll work to establish Northumbria Police as an Employer of Choice, promoting flexibility, job satisfaction and work-life balance with fair pay, conditions and recognition of contribution.
This prominent role will also lead the way in keeping the workforce safe and healthy, focusing on wellbeing, health-promotion, resilience and safe working practices.

What do I need?
We are looking for a strong leader with a track record of successfully delivering a range of key services at both volume and scale.

You’ll be looking for a career beyond the traditional aspects of HR and be passionate about true strategic transformation of a core public service.

You’ll have comprehensive experience in leading and managing a People Services function, including managing highly complex employee relations cases.

Vacancy contact
To make an initial expression of interest and find out more about the opportunity and criteria, please contact our Recruitment Team by emailing northumbriapolicecareers@intelligent-resource.com