A rare flexible 4-day week opportunity for a highly-experienced HR professional with a proven track record of driving organisational and cultural change. You'll be part of an innovative and creative leadership team within a market-leading, growing and successful brand that works with charity hospices to fundraise much needed revenue.
Director of HR
Felsted, Essex Basecamp with Flexible Home Working & some UK Travel
£48,000 – £51,200 (30-32 Hours Per Week) (£60,000 FTE)
Plus Excellent Benefits.
Cultural values: Supportive. Fair. Professional. Ambitious
Direct Reports: HR Advisors and other HR Staff.
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
We began life in 1996 as Farleigh Hospice’s own lottery – a way of generating a regular and reliable income to help fund the care of people affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses across mid Essex. After eleven years of running the weekly draw, the decision was made to develop the Lottery for the benefit of hospice care in other areas across Great Britain.
Today, Local Hospice Lottery exists to be the leading lottery for hospices, providing additional funding and opportunities for growth by inspiring people to support their local hospice in a fair, open and affordable way. We have raised over £35 million for hospice care to date and were finalists in the ‘Most Committed Company to the Sector’ category of the Institute of Fundraising Awards in 2020.
The business has ambitious growth plans, with the launch of a new strategy in 2020 and five new partner Hospices coming on board in he last year alone as they look for new and sustainable ways to raise income.
We understand that our people are at the heart of this truly wonderful business with a big mission and with the launch of a brand new People and Culture Strategy this is where you come in…
The Director of HR Opportunity:
As a CIPD Level 7 practitioner you will bring to the organisation your commercial experience of having already scaled-up / helped grow an organisation. Your remit will be to lead our HR & LD function whilst driving the achievement of our People and Culture (P&C) Strategy and support the implementation of the overall strategic business plan, by having people at the heart of the organisation to deliver significant growth, by attracting, motivating and retaining top talent.
We live by our values and look for candidates who share them: we’re supportive, fair, professional and ambitious. You will be expected to align with these values in all that you do, whilst engaging all others to do the same; to demonstrate that you are supportive to all staff and customers, being fair in all interactions, always acting professionally and courteously, whilst helping the business achieve its ambitious growth plans to support hospice care alongside your own personal career ambitions.
We feel that to meet the needs of the business you'll have solid experience at strategic HR Director or Head of HR level and be used to working with senior leadership/management teams and the Board.
We do have a few other requirements which we'll list below…
About You: (Key Skills)
+ Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience
+ CIPD Level 7 (Chartered Member (MCIPD)
+ Excellent Leadership qualities with significant experience of managing and developing teams and people
+ Experience of driving organisational and cultural change with a track record of implementing a values and behavioural framework for all relevant processes.
+ Experience of strategic planning, establishing an effective vision and implementing successful HR strategies
+ Wealth of experience across the employee lifecycle – recruitment to retention
+ Experience of the design and delivery of training, and facilitation and running of cross functional projects
+ Proven track record in dealing with all employee-relations matters effectively
+ Used to updating HR policies & processes, and pay and grading structures,
+ Well-developed and effective verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills, in both formal and informal situations
+ Excellent negotiation skills, ability to gain the confidence and respect of staff and stakeholders, recognising individual value & potential
+ Significant experience in Office / Windows packages and experience of working with HR systems & software
+ Good understanding of employment law & compliance. Fully understands the employment tribunal system and conflict resolution
+ Some understanding or past working with the not for profit/charity sector is useful, as is knowledge of volunteer strategies & policies
+ Ability to work flexibly, outside of normal office hours
+ Current Driving Licence and access to a vehicle
+ Able to travel across the UK with expectation of some overnight stays
Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to our CEO & Board Team
Application Closing date: 4th June 2021
Interview Date: 16th June 2021
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.