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Head of Talent Management

Job Description

To lead on talent acquisition and management in UKAEA, defining and implementing the strategies and methodologies to identify, motivate, develop and retain the right talent across all routes including employees, contractors and secondees, to deliver the organisational mission, goals and strategic priorities, and achieve business objectives.

To improve, streamline and collate existing processes into coherent approaches that are universally adopted and applied across the whole organisation to effect the transformation of talent management and a shift in organisational capability. Where none exist currently, to devise entirely new creative solutions, gaining the buy-in and collaboration to implement them.

To champion diversity and inclusion in all talent management activities.
* Working highly collaboratively with a wide range of colleagues across the People Department and more broadly across UKAEA, with partner organisations and stakeholders, devise and implement a long-term talent attraction and management strategy and methodology for the organisation, to enable it to meet its growing capability and resource needs.
* Define a competency framework that meets the needs of the entire organisation, replacing any approaches that have been devised previously, and gain the buy-in to ensure it is adopted corporately.
* Develop standard job descriptions which can be used for all roles across UKAEA and, working corporately with all business units, departments and programmes, ensure they are adopted universally.
* Adopting a collaborative approach, and drawing on the knowledge of colleagues within the People Department and across the entire organisation, develop career pathways, identifying the key elements to facilitate career development in all specialisms.
* Establish, develop and direct an approach to professional development championed by a network of 'Heads of Profession' across the Authority that draws on strong links with multiple professional bodies and provides extensive opportunities for accredited development.
* Identify and develop profession hubs to provide direction for all the professions represented in the organisation.
* Identify the talent, roles and capabilities required to deliver critical success through the design and implementation of a high impact talent review process.
* Responsible for the management of multiple contracts through which c.500 agency workers are engaged (contract value circa £30m).
* Lead, advise and enable the UKAEA to attract talent in a challenging employment market, enhancing the employee brand and candidate experience,
* Build meaningful attraction, succession, development and retention plans and activity.
* Align talent acquisition and talent development approaches to drive consistency, enabling a smooth and connected employee experience.
* Develop and review performance metrics to assess the effectiveness, compliance and value for money of proposals that are adopted and implemented.
* Support the diversification of our talent populations and pipelines. Ensure inclusion and diversity in facilitating access to opportunities, ensuring that all policies, programmes and processes are free of bias.
* Integrate a programme of inward and outward secondments to organisations across the UK, Europe and globally into talent management frameworks.

* Take a leading role in the implementation and ongoing delivery of workforce planning for the Authority.
* Review the approach to job evaluation, develop proposals for improvements, gain buy-in and implement them to make the process highly effective and responsive to business needs.
* Ensure that policies are user-friendly and comply with regulatory requirements, delivering compliance in line with best practice to support the delivery of programmes, now and in the future.
* Responsible for supporting the Director of People in defining, developing and implementing the People agenda aligned to UKAEA capability requirements.
* Research and present fully developed and evidenced proposals for developments in service delivery to the Operations Committee and the Executive Committee.
* Fully exploit people analytics to the benefit of service delivery and improvement.
* Identify best practice approaches to service delivery, including the identification and procurement of cost-effective solutions, to meet business needs.

* Educated to degree level or demonstrable equivalent experience.
* CIPD Qualified to L7 (Diploma) as a minimum.
* Significant experience and a deep understanding of talent attraction and/or talent management to meet the capability needs of complex organisations, meeting time, quality and cost requirements.
* Excellent team management and people skills, including coaching and developing others.
* Experience of developing strategic priorities and using those priorities to enable culture change.
* Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, and the ability to challenge robustly.
* Experience of managing and reporting on budgets and performance metrics.
* Creative in finding solutions to support the organisation to achieve its goals.
* Highly motivated and collaborative.
* It is essential that this person is at once 1) highly strategic, 2) able to foresee and provide for the practical implications of changes to existing methodologies or of introducing creative new ideas, and 3) focussed and capable of driving the implementation of proposals in a timely manner.
* Experience of selecting and implementing software to support the effective delivery of the service.

* Experience of leading on talent acquisition and/or management within a complex/matrix technical, engineering or scientific research environment.
* Experience and understanding of job evaluation methodologies.

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.