PRINCIPAL PERSONNEL OFFICER, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE COUNCIL
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR JOB?
IN THAT ROLE?
I have client directorate responsibilities and look after personnel functions for finance and IT. I was managing the directorate's strategic support team. We operate a personnel advisory service on areas such as staff relations.
DAY TO DAY?
There never is a typical day.
I could be doing anything from giving a witness statement to an employment tribunal to representing the council in a dispute. We try to find ways of increasing people's work-life balance while meeting the needs of the council. We've had notable success in addressing sickness and retention issues by various initiatives, such as introducing homeworking .
I have been senior personnel officer for operational services and personnel officer for employee relations here and was personnel officer with Hull College of Further Education.
I have a BA in business studies from Sheffield Hallam University and am a member
of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
I am married and live in a village. I'm not sporting, more of a theatre person.
I love working in local government and enjoy personnel. I'd like to progress to become head of personnel with a council.