EC | Head of People

Head of People, leading a small team supporting c.300 employees across 2 sites: Chichester and London.

Job Details

West Sussex
29th July 2022
£52-58k + Benefits
Permanent / Full Time

This role is managed by:
Jen Gaster

A newly created position of Head of People for a registered charity with interests in education and conservation. Leading a team of HR professionals across Org Development and Operational HR, this role will deliver strategy, support the ELT and drive culture and engagement aligned to their business vision. 

• Understand the priorities, objectives, and growth projections of the business to create an aligned People Plan to provide People solutions to organisational goals.
• Be the People contributor on Organisational Development, offering guidance and advice on proposals, plans, and projects.
• Lead the People Team on Organisational Design activities.
• Lead and guide on all People matters throughout the employee journey, in line with best practice, legal and compliance, and organisational priorities.
• Consider and drive culture, employee engagement, employee welfare and
diversity and inclusion programmes.
• Create talent acquisition, development, and retention initiatives.
• Lead on companywide resourcing plans and delivery.
• Develop, drive, and embed organisation-wide employee development and
learning programmes.
• Lead on all People Policy and Processes.
• Manage the Reward, Recognition, and Benefits programmes.
• Own and harness the People Management Information system and associated
• Ensure that all People values and priorities are communicated and embedded
across the organisation.
• Work with Senior Management to ensure the business is an employer of choice.
• Update and review HR policies, procedures, and guidelines and enforce
organisation values.
• Champion a performance culture and continuously review productivity and
employee development making recommendations for improvements.
• Manage the People departmental budget.

Management of Staff
• Manage and support the People team to ensure the effective delivery of all People activities.
• Undertake Continuous Performance Reviews of the team.
• Manage staffing issues in respect of individual staff, including recruitment,
induction, performance, and welfare issues.

• To represent the People department at internal and external meetings
and committees as required.
• Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Chief
• Travel to other sites as needed.