Home Office - Paula Leach
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I am so pleased you are interested in joining Home Office Team HR. We are delighted to have received an exceptional response to recent adverts to join the Home Office HR team. We are currently not accepting any further applications however we would be pleased to register your details and contact you for any future vacancies that may arise.

The Home Office has a compelling and simple agenda: to keep our borders secure and our citizens safe. Across three main groupings - Office for Counter Extremism and Security, Public Protection and Immigration and Borders – our employees number more than 25,000, in a variety of roles, from Policy Making and Working with Ministers to those delivering front-line operations.

Not only is it the significance of this Department’s work and the variety and dedication of our employees that attracted me to be part of the Home Office, but the unprecedented transformation that is taking place – with the business prioritising the People Agenda at its heart.

My senior team and I are seeking experienced HR Professionals to join our friendly HR team who understand how we as professionals can help business leaders to unlock the potential of their teams. We are part of the wider Civil Service HR community and as such benefit from first class HR development and networking. The opportunities for professional autonomy, impact and self-development are very real and highly engaging. We work hard, and we respect the need for integration between work and life – I role model this by working flexibly.


Paula joined the Home Office in October 2014 as Director, Leadership, Capability & Change leading the creation of the Home Office People Capability Strategy in support of the Transformation Agenda.  From April 2016 she took  on the role of Home Office Chief People Officer.  Paula also leads the governance for the cross-Civil Service Organisation Development & Design agenda. 

Prior to joining the Civil Service, Paula pursued an HR Generalist career at Ford Motor Company for 18 years working across all HR disciplines in a variety of business segments and functions.  

Paula worked in the USA from 2003 for 3 years leading a Global Competency building programme and designing Executive Talent programmes, and latterly the STEM skills agenda in Britain, including the re-design of Apprenticeships.  

Paula is Mum to two daughters, is a School Governor and runs her own small charity. 


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