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Mary Canavan

Director, Human Resources

"We launched an innovative and highly-commended careers website which emphasises the diversity of our people and of jobs at the Library."

Mary Canavan

Human Resources continued to implement the Library’s People Strategy which ensures the Library attracts and develops the people we need to deliver services to our users.

We launched an innovative and highly-commended careers website which emphasises the diversity of our people and of jobs at the Library as well as the increasing significance of digital technology to our services and our staff. Further afield, we were pleased to offer and secure funding for five fixed-term posts as part of the government’s Future Job Fund to support unemployed people between the ages of 18-24.

Within the Library, we agreed a new industrial relations framework with our Trades Unions which will enable the management of good industrial relations. Supporting diversity, we completed our three-year Disability Equality Plan, increased from 3% to 5.6% the number of staff who declare a disability, and were awarded a Platinum Award by the Employers Forum on Disability for our work.

This year the People Strategy also encompasses the safety and security of our collections, users and staff. Human Resources assumed the management of the Library’s Integrated Risk Management (IRM) function which includes security, and health and safety. Major improvements to our security systems and training security officers ensured protection to an even higher standard. In what was a particularly challenging year, IRM’s business continuity framework responded well to swine flu, severe adverse weather and national industrial action.

Responsibilities

Integrated Risk Management

  • Risk Strategy
  • Business Continuity
  • Emergency Planning
  • Health and Safety
  • Security of the Library’s collections, staff, visitors, buildings and systems

Organisation Development

  • OD Strategy
  • Learning and Development
  • Talent and Career Development
  • Recruitment Strategy
  • Employer Brand
  • Staff engagement
  • Wellbeing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategic Human Resources

  • Policy Development
  • Professional HR advice and support
  • Diversity
  • HR Management Information
  • HR Operations
  • Employee Relations
  • Remuneration Strategy
  • Non-pay benefits

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