Renfrewshire House, Paisley

Renfrewshire Council’s Finance and Resources Service directorate is one of the largest services within Renfrewshire Council, and employs approximately 1,200 employees.

The service enables and supports the smooth running and strategic management of the Council’s key corporate functions covering financial, legal, property, ICT, business administration and human resources as well as providing key front line customer services and maintaining sound audit and governance across the Council.

The Service also leads on the delivery of strategic change across the Council and leading on the people and OD aspects of the change agenda will be one of your key areas of responsibility, should you be appointed to the role.

You will provide strategic leadership, influence, and direction to the Council through the provision of expert strategic advice and guidance on the People and Organisational Development agenda to the Chief Executive, CMT and elected Council Members.   You will report to the Director of Finance and Resources as a member of the senior management team, providing the strategic lead for the delivery and development of the Council’s People and Organisational Development Service.

It is essential that you possess a relevant degree or professional qualification and are a Chartered Member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

You must have significant experience in developing and delivering effective People and OD strategies in large and complex organisations to drive forward people and business performance.  Also essential is a strong track record of leading and managing the people and OD agenda within major corporate transformation and change programmes in a large, complex organisation at a senior level.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to become part of a dynamic and future focused directorate who are at the heart of supporting the Council to modernise and deliver the very best outcomes for the citizens and businesses across Renfrewshire. If you want, in the first instance, to have an informal discussion about this opportunity please call please call the Director,  Alan Russell, on 0141 618 7363.

If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk.

To apply, visit: www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/renfrewshire-council

Closing date: 29 August 2021

Please note the following dates have been identified for the recruitment process, and if shortlisted you will be asked to make yourself available on:-

  • Assessment Centre – 20,22, 29 September 2021
  • Interview Date –  6 October 2021


Recruitment Pack

For more information about the job role, our ambitions for the future and living and working in Renfrewshire, we’d encourage candidates to download our recruitment pack:

Head of People & Organisational Development: Recruitment Pack (pdf)


Key documents

Our People Our Future 2021-2026 (pdf)

Finance and Resources Service Improvement Plan 2019-2022 (pdf)

Renfrewshire’s Council Plan 2017-2022 (pdf)

Renfrewshire’s Community Plan 2017-2027 (pdf)