Workforce Strategy

Policy Lead:

Melanie Wood

Head of Workforce Strategy, Planning, Design and Performance
Birmingham City Council




Deputy Lead:

Sue Evans

Head of HR and OD
Warwickshire County Council

The PPMA influences and campaigns to ensure national strategies such as the Local Government Pay and Workforce Strategy reflects the needs of members.

We do this by ensuring that the sector has the skills and talent needed to deliver modern public services but also ensuring the right level of resource is deployed nationally to address workforce issues facing people locally. We are currently ensuring this by:

  • Working with the social work taskforce to ensure there is a sustainable social worker workforce in the future
  • Working with workforce suppliers and recruiters to deliver a motivated and productive workforce
  • Influencing the national employers to ensure local flexibility and discretion on workforce matters
  • Delivering the production of effective workforce data to encourage continued investment in effective workers planning and skills development

Business Workforce Dialogue Tool

With the public sector reshaping itself in many ways, this business-workforce dialogue framework will help HR professionals to play a positive role in shaping our future public services, organisations and the workforces they depend on.

The framework is part of a range of outputs from the PPMA working group which is examining the public service workforce of the future.

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Included in this podcast by the LGA is a series of round table events that PPMA held with partners LGA and SOLACE during May and a discussion with chief executives and their HR Directors about what we need to do at a local level and also at a national level to face the challenges of radical transformation that we're going through in local government took place - take a look.. - See more at:

Documents to download:

Annual report - 2013

Protocol for the engagement of agency based social workers in England

Workforce Development Policy Statement

Workforce Strategy update -June 2011

Workforce Strategy 2011 Annual Report

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