HR is here to support and challenge DE&S on people matters and to provide consistent people management processes, policies, tools, and frameworks for this specialist organisation.
We do this by designing ways of working which meet the needs of our organisation, by engaging with our different business areas and offering strategic direction to solve people-related issues – and by building strong links with all our stakeholders, too.
As a function, we have a variety of HR roles on offer at all levels. So whether you’re an HR advisor or business partner, or a professional in one of our various centres of expertise, you could be working across a number of exciting business areas – including recruitment, inclusion, learning and talent, policy, business partnering, performance management and reward.
We are integral to operational delivery. Our policies must enable us to attract, develop, retain and deploy highly skilled people to ensure delivery to our front line colleagues. Each of us in the function has a personal responsibility to ensure that our contribution is adding value.
We must be professional, act with integrity and honesty in delivering our services, and ensure fairness and equality of opportunity for all. In return we can expect individual investment to realise potential, a clear articulation of the career paths we can follow and the knowledge that we will be rewarded in line with our contribution.
Learn, grow, progress
The sky’s the limit. At DE&S, we’ll give you the tools you need to grow, with our leadership development schemes, mentoring, coaching, qualifications, secondments and online learning resources. We’re dedicated to helping our people thrive – in fact, we’ve even achieved CIPD People Development Partner status, thanks to our on-going commitment to invest in and build the capability and credibility of our HR team.
For each of the functions in DE&S there is a technical competence framework. The framework describes specific professional skills or knowledge standards that are required within the function. Click here to open the technical competence framework for the Human Resources function (as a PDF).