HR and Learning Development


Various Locations: Sheffield, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Blackpool (with some further flexibility for HR Business Partner and Learning & Development roles)

About the job


The People and Capability Group in DWP is looking to fill a variety of Senior Executive Officer roles reaching right across our Group. The Directorates within our Group and the areas of work are detailed in the candidate pack.

Job description

The different roles bring different demands and, whilst the criteria in Person Specification relate to all of our roles there are some criteria which are particularly important for some types of roles. This information is included in the candidate pack.


Person specification

What we are looking for;

See Slide 13 of Candidate pack.

Strong candidates will be able to present evidence in their Personal Statement of:

Experience of working in an HR function or a People Management/Learning & Development role with a passion for your continuing professional development and to develop your career in the People and Capability Group in DWP; (Lead Criteria)

An ability to build effective relationships and partnerships with a wide range of diverse stakeholders to deliver business outcomes;

Exceptional organisational skills with the ability, resilience and flexibility to work at pace and lead through others to deliver against multiple priorities;

An ability to gather and use information, data, insight and evidence to inform decisions on people management issues;

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to get to the heart of issues and challenges and communicate succinctly to a range of audiences;

An ability to bring diverse perspectives and a solutions-focused approach in order to deliver an excellent and continuously improving service to customers;


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together

Apply today!