Head of HR Operations

Up to £68,525.00 per annum depending on location
17 Mar 2017
11 Apr 2017
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role:

Reporting to the Director of People and Organisational Development, this strategy-critical role is responsible for the optimisation of strategy-enabling and culture-propelling people policies, systems and processes.

By providing outstanding leadership to a team of effective, informed and engaged HR professionals in the HR Operations teams, this role is responsible for excellent, streamlined, efficient, and progressive HR Operations services that deliver an excellent service to managers and employees now and that enable the delivery of effective workforce planning.

The role ensures Society-wide people related metrics, benchmarked externally where appropriate, always inform and underpin the directorate’s and Society’s strategic decisions and enable its operational activities. 

Our new strategy will transform society and this role plays is crucial in transforming the Society that will transform society.

The post holder is also responsible for the administration of the Society’s pension scheme and for the criminal records checks process.  The post holder will act as the Society’s lead signatory.

About you:

Educated to degree level or with equivalent practical experience, you are acknowledged as an expert on technical areas of HR operation and administration.  Managing or having managed professionals, technical and functional HR experts, you will also have led a shared HR service. A strong deliverer with a "right first time" mentality, you will be experienced at translating the impact of strategic business plans upon operational HR processes.

A consultative and inclusive decision maker, you can demonstrably evidence acting as a change agent, contributing to the agenda at a strategic level, anticipating change and identifying business focused solutions. 

You continually examine and constructively challenge the way things are done to improve organisational effectiveness and you encourage people to make decisions and solve problems in their own way.

An excellent communicator and influencer, and with a well-developed sense of judgement, you are a structured thinker, considering the immediate and the longer term ripples.