Director of Human Resources
Cambridgeshire. Other locations may be considered.
4 days per week
£56,500 - £66,000 pro rata
VoiceAbility’s mission is to strengthen voices, support rights and change lives. We enable people who face the greatest disadvantage and discrimination to have a real say in, and genuine control over, their lives. We provide independent support to people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, physical and sensory impairments or autism and to children, young people and people with dementia.
We have a turnover of c£8.5m, employing 320 staff across the UK and put the people we work with at the heart of our organisation. Last year we supported over 30,000 people, which makes us one of the largest providers of advocacy and user participation services in the UK.
In view of the increasingly challenging environment for people who use social care and long-term health services, we want to achieve more. To achieve this our strategy sets our direction to improve what we do, achieve greater social impact and operate more productively and effectively. Our focus is on driving sustainability and on developing new service directions.
We now need a progressive and customer focused Director of HR to help us to deliver our growth plans and continue to develop our strategic HR function to meet the needs of an evolving organisation. Providing leadership to our people management practices, and aligning these to our ethos, culture and strategy, you will work in partnership with the Chief Executive, Executive Management Team and Board, and our committed staff teams to ensure we maintain focus and energy on delivering our strategic objectives.
Our successful candidate will be CIPD qualified and bring considerable HR leadership experience gained in the public, private or not for profit sectors. Commercially minded with a broad generalist background, you are also likely to have comprehensive knowledge and experience of TUPE, and experience in learning & development, employee engagement and pay & reward. Flexible and solution-oriented you will be comfortable working at all levels. With strong interpersonal skills and an ability to manage and prioritise multiple objectives, you will also be able to lead a highly committed team, challenge existing approaches in a constructive way, and develop new ideas to help improve performance and continue to engage our people.
We are an organisation that has a profound impact; enabling people to take greater control of their lives. If you would like to be part of an organisation that truly changes lives, then for more information and details of how to apply please visit our recruitment microsite.
If you would like an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners, Philippa Fabry or Grant Taylor.
Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 11th April 2017
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