Thank you for taking the time to look at the great opportunities we currently have in Brent.

We’ve recently undertaken fundamental reviews of both Human Resources and Procurement, to make sure they have the potential to be really effective partners for departments in achieving service transformation and delivery - this means being able to contribute ideas and strategic input as well as providing efficient, cost effective support.

So the potential is there, what is now needed is inspirational and committed individuals to head up each of these redesigned services to make sure that this potential is realised.

Our new Head of HR will lead a service that has been recently reshaped to deliver the council’s ambitious Workforce Strategy.

HR is changing its model to one with a focus on management partnership, employee development and operational acuity. Underpinning these changes is the council’s improved digital offer of which HR will be at the forefront.

Whoever joins Brent as the new Head of Procurement will, have the very rare opportunity to recruit to almost all the roles in the team and shape it to meet its new remit, of providing strategic advice and managing high value and complex projects – not bogged down with low value, low impact and transactional activities. With plenty of support for the newly established service, from the Chief Executive and Leader down, the environment is perfect for the right person to make a real impact at a strategic level, with a new commissioning framework being developed and the opportunity to contribute to the council’s wider commercial agenda.

I think there are exciting challenges and opportunities for the new Heads of our HR and Procurement services, and there’s more information about these elsewhere on this microsite - if you think you’re the right person for one of these roles, I look forward to receiving your application.

Debra Norman
Director of Legal, Human Resources and Procurement

Althea Loderick – Strategic Director Resources
Debra Norman – Legal and HR Director

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