Charity Talent are recruiting for a Head of People for an International Charity with an office in London and 14 other countries. Can you demonstrate that you have previous experience within the day to day running of a team and can provide strategic leadership across staff wellbeing, human resources, training, and development? If so, then you could be perfect for my client. This role is a 12-month FTC maternity cover with the possibility to extend.
The Role: As the Head of People, you will have 2 direct line reports (HR partner and HR officer) and report to the Director of Finance and Operations. Specific tasks include:
- Providing organisation-wide leadership on HR, people related issues and policies.
- Accountable for representing HR and advocating for HR amongst organisation leaders.
- Leading, managing, and developing an inclusive and highly competent Talent and HR team.
- Build a robust recruitment strategy, focused on diversity, equity and inclusion that is aligned with the charity initiative.
- Provide coaching/advise to senior leaders on team development and key organisational and management issues.
- Develop and manage the multi-year HR budget, ensuring expenditure does not exceed agreed levels.
- Provide senior level HR advice and information to meet needs and guide strategic and operational decision-making of charity Board, Executive Team, and managers
- Developing HR strategy and operational plan, policies, procedures, and support for sound HR management at all levels across the organisation.
- Oversee communication with the Finance Team on people changes which affect payroll and annual performance increments.
- Be the first point of contact for expert advice to London managers and staff on all queries including Performance Management.
- Drive the wellbeing agenda for staff.
- Manage a department budget including learning and development budget.
The Candidate: To be considered for the Head of People role you will need to possess the following:
- International experience of an organisation. You will be dealing with the UK as well as their international and national offices.
- A developed understanding of core HR processes and policies.
- Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a wide range of people, including across cultures and with those at a distance.
- Charity sector experience (desirable)
- Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, personally and in previous leadership positions.
- Demonstrable leadership experience and people management experience.
- CIPD or equivalent qualified (desirable)
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.