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Director of People, Places and Services (PPS)

Contract Type
Finance, Human Resources, Public Sector
Newport (Gwent), Wales
£70,000 per annum
Expiry Date
The Intellectual Property Office is recruiting for a Director of People, Places and Services (PPS).

Job Description

The Director of People, Places and Services (PPS) is a member of the IPO Board responsible for the delivery of our Human Resources, Estates and currently also our Governance and Project and Programme functions. As such, the role encompasses HR Director responsibilities, overseeing a directorate of 145 staff and an annual budget of over £14 million.


From ensuring the IPO has the organizational capability and capacity to flex our resourcing model to respond to customer demand, through to ensuring our culture supports our change journey as we continue to improve to become the best we can be, the role is enormously varied.


There are a number of long-term challenges:

  • Ensuring we have right people, with the right skill set, at the right time, to help deliver for our customers as we respond to challenges related to exiting the EU;
  • Leading our approach to central government estate strategies, ensuring effective and efficient use of our IPO estates;
  • Creating a sense of a unified culture across IPO with emphasis on engagement and our organisational values.