Job Title Head of People
Salary up to £65,000
Responsible to Director of People and Finance
Affinity Trust is a charity that employs over 2000 people and supports over 1000 people with learning disabilities across England and Scotland, helping them live as independently as possible. We have been supporting people with learning disabilities for nearly 30 years. Whether enabling people to live in their own homes, giving opportunities to enjoy community-based activities, or supporting people into work, we aim to ensure that those we support can live life to the full. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and taking action to address inequality. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who is from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, anyone who considers themselves to have a disability and members of the LGBTQ+ community. As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview to anyone who meets the essential criteria for the role.
This is a senior role and we are looking for an experienced Head of People who can lead our people strategy and manage our HR team with a broad remit across the organisation.
Our staff are fundamental to who we are and what we do as a values lead organization. We have close to 2,000 front-line staff who day in and day out go the extra mile to support people to live life to the full. The funding available from local authorities means we can only pay support workers at or slightly above NLW and not the levels of pay their skilled and dedicated work deserves. The challenge for this role is to develop and implement a strategy to attract, retain, engage, develop and reward a diverse and inclusive workforce and ensure that our approach to people management looks after wellbeing the way their commitment deserves. A key part of the role is also to ensure we have skilled and experienced operational managers with well-developed people skills to support and engage our front-line workers.
The role includes leadership of the HR and Learning & Development teams in the provision of a proactive and customer focused service which meets organisational needs. The Senior HRBP, the Head of Learning and Development, and the HR Operations Manager report directly to the Head of HR.
|EXPERIENCE||Experience of leading and developing a proactive, customer focused HR team
Considerable experience in managing and advising on complex employee relations issues, including TUPE, providing timely and professional advice in line with current employment legislation.
Experience of working on strategic HR projects such as remuneration, well-being, talent management, learning and development, performance management, succession planning and equality and diversity.
Experienced in working in a dynamic, multi-site environment.
Experienced in coaching and guiding managers and developing and delivering workshop material on HR matters.
Experience of implementing/working with a self-service HR/Payroll system
|A variety of experience would be desirable including both commercial and not for profit and ideally social care.
Experience of building dash-boards to draw out key issues and drive action.
|EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATONS||Degree or equivalent. CIPD member||Further HR qualification|
|KNOWLEDGE||Comprehensive knowledge of employment law and best practice employee relations management, including ACAS Codes of Practice
Comprehensive knowledge of the HR portfolio, including L&D and communications
|Knowledge of the social care sector.|
|SKILLS & COMPETENCES||Values led – able to work in accordance with Affinity Trust values
Communication – empathetic people person able to communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and written, translating HR knowledge into pragmatic and professional approaches ensuring internal communications are accessible to and understood by the workforce.
Stakeholder management – can build and manage relationships at all levels, demonstrating an understanding of operational needs and influencing outcomes
Planning and organisation – able to manage complex projects in a timely manner
Solutions oriented – pragmatic problem solver
Data Analysis – able to analyse management information and identify trends
Enthusiastic – able to add value and work independently. Able to manage the demands of a challenging environment.
|Experience of using data-driven analysis to drive decision making.
|OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS||Available to work flexible hours with some requirement to travel throughout the UK.
Good knowledge of business software i.e. Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and the ability to use in-house systems.
Committed to equal opportunities and diversity.
How to Apply
Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to Affinity Trust. An executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.
The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 14 March.
Applications should consist of:
Completed applications should be uploaded at www.andersonquigley.com/candidates using the AQ reference number AQ1371.
Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Rob Hilyer on +44(0)7719 325 771 or Elyse Turner-Pearce on +44 (0)7808 648 559.