HR Managers - various roles


This role will be based in any one of DCMS's regional hubs. Hubs are currently based in London and Manchester, with further regional hubs set to be established in the near future.

About the job


We have a number of opportunities available to support delivery of key objectives and services across the organisation. These are all new roles which have been created so that we can provide greater support to our directorates and advance key strategic priorities at pace.

We are currently recruiting for:

Assistant HR Business Partners who will lead specific projects on HR topics and take a portfolio role across a Director General group to support workforce plans with data-driven interventions;

A HR Policy Lead to work with key delivery partners and ensure our staff policies are up to date and effective;

An Outreach and Engagement Manager to support the implementation of our ambitious new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy; and

A Leadership Capability Manager to support delivery of our Leadership Strategy in DCMS.

Job description

All of these roles will support line managers and senior leaders across our organisation to lead through this period of change and uncertainty. Developing new and innovative services and products which are grounded in metrics and with your professional insight, we can truly transform DCMS.

Full details of key tasks and responsibilities for each role can be found in the Candidate Information Pack attached at the bottom of this page.


To be successful in any of these roles you will be a established HR practitioner with either generalist or specialist experience in one of the policy areas these roles will be leading on. You will have a passion for building genuine relationships, with the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly. You will be curious, with a willingness to seek out diverse views and opinion and test your views against best practise.

Essential Requirements

Working Together: Strong stakeholder management skills built on a foundation of trust and professionalism. A collaborative approach to relationship building, keen to work with others to achieve progress against shared objectives.

Changing and Improving: Receptive to feedback, and keen to implement and innovate change. Resilient in the face of challenge with the confidence to present and defend your view when necessary, as well as being able to reflect and accept the suggestions of others to improve delivery.

Communicating and Influencing: Good communication skills, with the awareness and ability to sensitively tailor messages to various audiences without compromising the key points. The ability to communicate your message effectively via a range of different media.

Making Effective Decisions: Comfortable reviewing and analysing both qualitative and quantitative evidence, using your data analysis skills to make recommendations and inform decision making. The ability to recognise and address imperfections in the data available.

Leadership: Confident role modelling the values and behaviours of the organisation, and providing leadership in your area of expertise at a corporate level within and beyond the People and Workplace Directorate.

Seeing the Big Picture: Awareness of the wider context of the country, department and functions, and an understanding of the impact of these on your area of work.

Desirable Skills or experience

- CIPD qualified, or working towards, would be preferable although not essential.
- Experience in project management or leading workstream(s) within projects or programmes
- For Assistant HRBP roles, experience using SAP Business Objectives, or working in I-Trent HRIS would be beneficial
- Experience developing or administering HR policies in practise.


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

  • Working Together
  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership
  • Seeing the Big Picture

Apply today!