Leicester City Council Jobs | Careers Website | Hero Fallback Image | Craig.png

HUMAN RESOURCES

"I'm very proud to know that each and every day I'm working to support my home city."

Craig Picknell, Head of Human Resources

1

HUMAN RESOURCES

"I'm very proud to know that each and every day I'm working to support my home city."

Craig Picknell, Head of Human Resources

Human Resources at the council

People are at the heart of every service we deliver in the council and in HR, it’s our job to make sure that we, as an organisation, enable our people to do their best work. That means guiding managers in their decision-making, ensuring we create a positive organisational culture so that our people can thrive and operate with creativity and drive, through to managing change, supporting our people through new ways of working to be as effective as they can be.

Join us and you’ll be amazed at the variety and diversity in our work and in the council as a whole. We deal with every single one of the 6,000 people who work here, so you could be supporting social care workers one minute and then meeting gardeners in one of our parks the next - no two days are ever the same.The challenge is to adapt your approach by understanding these different groups’ needs, so we can keep them at the heart of what we do and enables our people to achieve great things, making a huge positive impact on people's lives.

central directors, managers and staff supported by HR operations
6,370

central directors, managers and staff supported by HR operations

school employees supported by HR operations
6,438

school employees supported by HR operations

recruitment exercises annually
1,000

recruitment exercises annually

schools provided with Health & Safety support
100

schools provided with Health & Safety support

delegates of face to face Health & Safety training each year
6,500

delegates of face to face Health & Safety training each year

Health & Safety e-learning courses competed each year
4,500

Health & Safety e-learning courses competed each year

staff attend a Corporate Induction each year
200

staff attend a Corporate Induction each year

Typical roles in Human Resources

Health and Safety

As a member of this team, you could be involved in a huge range of health and safety projects. The sheer diversity of the council’s work means you could be dealing with anything from health risks in a public leisure centre, out and about in our school environments to safety at a major transport hub or office assessments.

HR Operations

Join this team and you’ll be partnering our managers on everything from workforce planning, coaching and reviews, to disciplinary procedures. Advising on employment law, you’ll work closely with your assigned business areas and build strong relationships with managers and our trade unions colleagues. This means you’ll quickly become an expert on everything about those teams.

Management Information

Everything we do in the management information team enables the council to make decisions about its workforce based on data and evidence. Join us and you could be involved in analysing a range of data and reporting to the council to inform a variety of strategies, initiatives and project work. Your role may also include responding to information requests and providing valuable information to other HR teams to support their work.

Organisational Development

This is the team that looks after everything to do with the council’s work culture. Join us and you’ll be involved in a variety of projects that enable our people to do their best work. You might be helping to create learning and development approaches, identifying relevant leadership qualities, or building a coaching management framework. It’s about understanding the challenges and opportunities and developing the best solutions.

Policy and Projects

In this team, you’ll be helping to develop the policies and guidance to set the direction of how the council works. This involves looking at legislation and case law and examining best practice. This includes supporting the council’s statutory returns in areas such as the gender pay gap or helping to ensure we pay fairly as part of the job evaluation team.

Resourcing

The Resourcing Team manages all our recruitment activity, ensuring that you - our candidates - have the best user experience when applying for jobs with us, through to being hired and joining the council. Including this careers website. Which we're particularly proud of.

Contact our recruitment team

We're always pleased to hear from talented people. So if you have any questions about the opportunities that we have available in Human Resources, or if there's anything else you'd like to know before you apply (or indeed during the application process), please don't hesitate to get in touch.

EMAIL OUR TEAM

Meet Kathryn

HR Job Analyst

I genuinely love my job. I work for Managers and Directors across the whole authority and enjoy learning about the different services, environments and challenges. The diversity of my work is incredible, and I enjoy the freedom to plan my own time, prioritise my own activities, make my own decisions and agree my own deadlines. I feel empowered and respected.

Meet Sarah

Senior Organisational Development Advisor

Since I joined in 2005, I’ve had opportunities to manage projects and teams, and to be seconded into other areas of the business. I’ve met some wonderful, warm, friendly and dedicated people who care about their work, the services they deliver and the outcomes for customers. It’s been everything I expected when I joined: varied, passionate, committed, dynamic and complex.

Meet Tina

Assistant HR Advisor Policy and Projects

The best thing about working here? The people. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many interesting and lovely people over the last 17 years and have made some of my closest friends here. The atmosphere in our office is very relaxed and we often go for team lunches. It’s all about striking the right work life balance.

Meet Kelvin

Human Resources Advisor

My role is incredibly varied and rewarding. I work with professional, creative and supportive people, in services that offer real benefits for the people of Leicester. I have a great deal of autonomy in the way I work and have the opportunity to create positive outcomes for the services and schools I work with and the communities they support.

Focus on … Health and Safety Officers

In this varied role, you’ll enjoy the autonomy to set your own work programme and decide the best way to complete it.

You’ll cover a range of health and safety issues, from parks and street works to schools, social care settings and offices. And you’ll contribute to every stage of the process, including carrying out audits, identifying issues and working with managers to develop policy or change culture.

Glassdoor
stars

"The people who work here are in it for the right reasons. They share the same values as the council"

"The council is good for employees with a disability, with good terms of employment – especially for part-time work."

Indeed
stars

"The most enjoyable part of the day is being able to assist the children to achieve their potential."

"The environment is very calm and casual and managers and team members are very nice and engaging."

"The council are always there for their colleagues. No problem is too big or too small."