The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme has been established to tackle the significant work that needs to be done to protect and preserve the heritage of the Palace of Westminster and ensure it can continue to serve as home to the UK Parliament in the 21st century. This is an enormous and unprecedented undertaking, which is expected to be the most complex renovation programme of any single building the UK has ever seen.
The work will be carried out under a two-tier governance system with a Sponsor Body and a Delivery Authority. Under this structure, the Sponsor Body will be the single client accountable to Parliament. The role of the Delivery Authority is to deliver the Programme to the scope, budget and timescale set down by and agreed with the Sponsor Board.
The Delivery Authority has been established by the Sponsor Body as a company limited by guarantee. There will be a Programme Delivery Agreement between the two bodies which will form the basis of their relationship and obligations.
We are now seeking an outstanding individual to become the Delivery Authority’s Human Resources Director. Working closely with the Chief Executive, Board, and colleagues on the Executive Committee, the postholder will be the principal champion on people leadership and change matters to the Delivery Authority’s Board & senior management team, with oversight of the Delivery Authority’s Human Resources function. They will be responsible for leading and providing expert levels of guidance, advice and practical support on all people, culture, skills and capability issues in a timely, fit for purpose and cost-efficient manner.
The successful candidate will have experience of leading the people function in a large complex organisation. They will have a proven track record of leading, developing and ensuring teams have the required capability and capacity to meet current and future organisational needs and to drive high performance; excellent knowledge of a wide range of change management and organisational development methodologies and their application in a project or programme management organisation; and demonstrable understanding of differences in culture and organisational practices in the private and public sectors and of the dynamics in which Parliament operates, including its interaction with Government.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Palace of Westminster on this appointment. For further information about this role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference QHXF. Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 2 June 2020.