Director of People
Posted on Jul 29, 2020 by NCS Trust
London, United Kingdom
Design & Creative
This is a full time, permanent, national based role.
Our Covid-19 Statement:
"We are committed to our candidate's recruitment and onboarding experience, this means the hiring (and potentially onboarding) for this role will be done completely remotely. We will work with our candidates to make this process as smooth and accessible as possible."
The Director of People is responsible for providing strategic advice, guidance and leadership across the organisation on all aspects of People: including, talent acquisition, learning and development, employee engagement, organisational culture, remuneration and benefits, employee relations and ensuring that HR policies and
procedures are legally compliant.
The role holder will develop a compelling, sustainable, value for money employee life cycle that supports the vision of the Trust by recruiting and retaining talent and setting and delivering a strategic People agenda to enable the culture needed to meet our ambition.
Working with internal colleagues and external networks you will cocreate a People strategy that will define, develop and reward the behaviours and capabilities that reflect our ambition and make our people experience fulfilling.
- Set and deliver a strategic People agenda to build a talent strategy and organisational capabilities, facilitating deployment of the talent required to support NCS needs.
- Actively manage the succession pipeline and career development of the leadership team
- Establish credibility throughout the organisation as not only an experienced and knowledgeable HR leader but also a skilled problem solver who is able to influence and drive transformational change
- Influence and build strong relationships with external stakeholders (Government bodies, People and Remuneration Committee) and able to identify innovative solutions to build organisational capability and capacity as well as
successfully implementing and embedding change throughout the organisation
- Establish a culture committed to outstanding performance and service and develop methods and integrated solutions to meet organisational objectives
- Develop progressive and proactive remuneration and benefits programmes to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for high performance
- Drive continuous people development by implementing learning and development programs to ensure impactful learning and skill development occurs regularly across all levels of the organisation
- Develop and deliver an effective People strategy that supports our wider organisational goals. Continually review and measure the effectiveness of this strategy to anticipate its impact on our ability to attract, motivate, develop
and retain our people; including succession planning and c-suite talent acquisition
- Provide dynamic and effective leadership on and day-to-day management of the department and operational activities
- Proactively coach the Executive Team on people matters in order to identify trends and facilitate strategic decision-making
- Adept in governance and legal literacy to help ensure a culture of compliance and integrity at every level of the organisation
- Ensure that the organisational structure supports the delivery of our organisational strategy and reflects the dynamics of our business environment, including our new operating model and an increasingly agile and remote workforce
- Exemplary interpersonal skills - able to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders including Government and communicate effectively
- Exceptional people management skills; motivating, developmental and results focused
- Authenticity - authentic leader who is open and honest and able to gain the trust of others and consistently acts with integrity
- High emotional intelligence and self awareness - ability to build relationships and collaborate with others. Always responding instead of reacting to conflict and utlising active listening skills
- Commercial acumen - involved in strategic decision-making within the business as an influencer. Being able to understand company finances, resourcing and business objectives
- Role modelling - as a senior member of the executive team, the HR Director is expected to demonstrate and lead on the values, initiatives and culture of the organisation
- Trust - as a member of the executive team, the HR Director will work closely with our CEO and SLT. The HR Director will become a trusted confidante providing expert knowledge with the confidence to challenge as appropriate
Experience and qualifications:
- HR related qualification i.e. Masters in Personnel and Development or CIPD Chartered Member or equivalent
- Working experience in a senior Human Resources position, preferably working as a Director of HR, Head of HR or Strategic Business Partner
- Preferred experience of working within a not for profit and public sector organisations, or in this type of environment
- Comfort with ambiguity - lead organisation through a period of change, possessing a comfort with ambiguity and the ability to make rational decisions
- Strategic Vision - adept at establishing a strategic vision of the future based on a robust analysis of environmental trends, internal resources, and the organisation's purpose and values. Able to communicate a compelling picture of
the company's future that helps others understand business objectives and their role in implementing them
- Resilient and creative thinker with good judgment
- Well-developed negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to operateeffectively in a politically sensitive and complex multi-stakeholder environment
- A high degree of empathy and a genuine commitment to the principles of NCS and young people
- A resilient and highly motivated self-starter with a strong commitment to ensuring the Trust has the capacity to deliver ambitious results and set high standards to achieve them
- A warm and engaging personality: authoritative, authentic, entrepreneurial and inspirational
Budgetary accountability: 1.6 M
Direct reports: 3
Offer type: This is a permanent, full time, national-based role.
Remuneration : Salary for this role is competitive, dependent upon skills and experience.
Location: This role is nationally based and we will be working remotely until further notice.
Your personal data will always be treated in confidence. NCS Trust is an equal opportunities employer, embracing diversity and inclusion. At NCS we respect and value differences in people. All appointments are made on merit.